No worries! Below is a short recap of the lively interviews and other fun features (with links).
What did J.M. learn while writing Spark? For release day, she shared three different things, one of them including “There’s no such thing as too much revision.” Sounds like wise advice! “What I Learned While Writing Spark”
Great book review of Spark from The Story Sanctuary!
Spark is a peppy, fun read perfect for fans of Sara Ella’s Unblemished. I enjoyed the cast of characters and found each one really different from others. Anna might have been my favorite, simply because she was so silly.
Author and Editor Michele Israel Harper shared “Five Reasons Why I Love Linneah: An Editor’s Perspective.” I have to agree with her, bonding with a griffin is a new life goal too (and that’s only of the awesome reasons she gives!).
Curious what writer Laura L. Zimmerman’s thoughts were after reading Spark? She might have mentioned it’s place alongside classics such as The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia. “Book Review: SPARK by J.M. Hackman”
From faithful griffins to questionable royal figures, Brenna must learn to navigate a new culture and find her purpose in this unfamiliar alternity. Baldwin (the hottie!) is always a source of attraction (and tension) and she can’t decide if his presence on the quest for the Veil hinders or helps.
J.M. might have let on where she knows of a place to find a portal. Plus, she shares a fun recipe that makes me want to try over here on Unicorn Quester. “Author Interview with Portal-Finding J.M. Hackman”
To wrap up the Spark blog tour, Jebraun Clifford shared “8 More Fascinating Behind-the-scenes Facts About Spark.” There might have been quite bit of talk about chocolate as well as a fun question about who would win in an battle between a dragon and Brenna.
Lastly, enjoy watching book trailers? Here’s one to wet your appetite from Amaeris Designs Productions!
Many thanks to the bloggers who participated in this tour and J.M. for giving readers an inside scoop about Spark.
Want to know more about the book or where you can purchase it? Scroll down to read more!
About the Book
Brenna James wants three things for her sixteenth birthday: to find her history notes before the test, to have her mother return from her business trip, and to stop creating fire with her bare hands. Yeah, that’s so not happening. Unfortunately.
When Brenna learns her mother is missing in an alternate reality called Linneah, she travels through a portal to find her. Against her will. Who knew portals even existed? But Brenna’s arrival in Linneah begins the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy, including a royal murder and the theft of Linneah’s most powerful relic: the Sacred Veil. Hold up. Can everything just slow down for a sec?
Unwilling yet left with no other choice, Brenna and her new friend Baldwin (Um, hello, Hottie!) pursue the thief into the dangerous woods of Silvastamen and beyond. Exactly what Brenna wanted to do for her sixteenth birthday. Exactly. When they spy an army marching toward Linneah, Brenna is horrified. Can she find the veil, save her mother, and warn Linneah in time? And more importantly, why on earth doesn’t this alternity have Belgian waffles?
Spark is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBook, Kobo, and any other online retailer, and Spark can be requested at any bookstore or library.
About the Author
J.M. Hackman has held many positions: assistant librarian, office assistant, office manager, substitute teacher, writer, wife, and mother. She still holds the last three. And loves it. She received a degree in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University and now spends her days writing stories, consuming massive quantities of chocolate, and looking for portals to other worlds. You can find her at www.jmhackman.com.