Not-quite-sixteen year old Lizbet Moore expects a boring last month of summer vacation–and she gets what she’s expecting until a fifteen hundred year old Fae named Eamon shows up in her backyard disguised as a down-on-his-luck garden gnome. When Eamon slips an ancient amulet around her neck, the memories of Lizbet’s many past lives, including her first life as Morgan Le Fae, come slamming back to her to change her summer plans in a way she could never have expected.
Forced to go on the run when murderous monks show up at the back door, Lizbet hops a plane to Scotland accompanied by Eamon, the whispering voices of her past lives, and geekily cute James, the college boy from next door. Not only does she have to dodge the monks, but she’s racing against time and greedy land developers to prevent the entire race of the Fae from being destroyed.
The only thing Lizbet knows for sure is that if she fails and can’t produce a few live fairies at the end of her journey, she is going to be grounded for life…and probably for her next life, too.
Targeted Age Group:: 12+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A character named Eamon introduced himself to me in a interesting accent and advised me he was a Gruagach with a difficult quest spanning hundreds of years. It got even more interesting when he told me that the only person who could save all of the Fae (his people) was a not-quite-fifteen year old girl in a small town in Ohio.
Well, after that, I had to write it, didn’t I?
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Characters tend to sneak up on me and tap me on the shoulder with a “were you looking for me?” And, of course, I was.
Lizbet looked up from her book with a case of the shivers. She’d been feeling those icy fingers at the base of her spine for days now. She squinted against the sun and looked down the long backyard where the lawn ended and the woods began. She didn’t see anything threatening down there unless she counted the creeps-worthy new addition to Mom’s garden gnome collection. With its shabby brown coat and flat black cap, it definitely wasn’t designed to cheer you up like its red and green-suited buddies. It was pathetic—like some junkie gnome had moved into the neighborhood when the downtown gnome shelter closed. Plus, it freaked her out. Those big, unblinking, golden eyes were way too real looking.
She needed to banish the freak-outs, so she gathered up her book, glass, and sunscreen to go inside and hang with her brother. Although Bobby was only ten, he was usually pretty good company, and anything would be better than the eerie feeling that the garden gnome was watching her every move. She snapped a quick shot of it with her phone and texted it to Tanji with the tagline “mom goes nuts with the gnomes again.” Then she made a face and stuck her tongue out at the ugly thing at the end of the yard before turning toward the house,
As she slipped in through the sliding doors, Lizbet didn’t hear the quietly muttered, “Och, very classy.” If she had, she’d have pelted through the door, screaming at top volume, and been out the front door with her brother in tow before he even had time to blink.
Jill Nojack is a writer, musician and artist. Prior to the independent publication of her Fae Unbound series, she published several short works (stories and poetry) in traditional small press. When she isn’t exploring her creative side, Jill enjoys laughing too loud and long in public, long bike rides, geeking out about the latest technolocial advance, and talking about herself in third person. She resides in the great American Midwest with a long-suffering cat.
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