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The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn by Amber A. Logan - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Book Details:

Book Title:  The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn by Amber A. Logan
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  336 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:  Nov 15, 2022
Content Rating:  PG. The book is clean, without excessive swearing, no sexual content or graphic violent scenes, etc.  
Book Description:

Cracked doesn’t always mean broken.

Grieving her mother’s death, Mari Lennox travels to Kyoto, Japan to take photographs of Yanagi Inn for a client. As she explores the inn and its grounds, her camera captures striking images, uncovering layers of mystery shrouding the old resort—including an overgrown, secret garden on a forbidden island. But then eerie weeping no one else in the inn seems to hear starts keeping her awake at night.

Despite the warnings of the staff, Mari searches the deep recesses of the old building to discover the source of the ghostly sound, only to realize that her own family’s history is tied to the inn, its mysterious, forlorn garden . . . and the secrets it holds.
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Author Interview
1. If you could put yourself as a character in your book, who would you be?
I would have to go with Honda-san, the Buddhist nun who loves gardening and animals. She has such a peaceful existence and I think her life would be slow-paced and rewarding.

2. Do you snack while writing? Favorite snack?
I actually don’t, now that I think about it. I mean, I might occasionally get up for a piece of   dried fruit (dried apricots, mangoes, apples, pears, figs), but in general I mostly just drink while writing. Coffee, tea, or wine, depending on the time of day.

 
3. If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be?
What a fun question! I would be truly honored if readers had a favorite line from my book—a little quote that they jotted on a sticky note or made a meme out of. When I was a teenager, I would check out books of famous quotes from the library and copy my favorite quotes into a notebook—just for fun. So the idea that someone might be touched by a quote of mine would be so thrilling to me.


4. What’s your favorite part of the writing process? Least favorite?
I love the brainstorming process, when I’m just scribbling down ideas or jotting down story concepts in my phone’s Notes app, and I also really enjoy line-editing. There is just something about polishing my language on the line level that is immensely satisfying. I read every line aloud many times, making sure the sentences are both easy to follow and pleasing to the ear. It may seem odd, but I think my least favorite part is actually writing the first draft. I like to have words on the page to improve, rather than putting them down in the first place. Maybe that’s why I like doing freelance editing work so much!


5. What was the easiest character to write?
I think Yuna, the teenaged ryokan maid, was the easiest character to write. She just has such a bubbly personality and I felt like I knew how she would react to various stimuli. That makes a character so much easier to write for me. 



Meet the Author:
Amber A. Logan is a university instructor, freelance editor, and author of speculative fiction living in Kansas with her husband and two children—Fox and Willow. In addition to her degrees in Psychology, Liberal Arts, and International Relations, Amber holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

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