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Thank You Thank You

I would just like to quickly send out a huge a THANK YOU to all those who have read and reviewed by book “Ashes of Glass.”

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Your words mean a lot, not just because it helps get my book out there, but also because feedback will help me in my future writing projects. It was kinda scary to put my work out there for the first time. I spent months writing and editing “Ashes of Glass” and when I hit “publish book,” there was a big part of me that was worried people would hate it. Despite this, my reviewers have been super gracious and have said many wonderful things. Here are a few highlights 🙂 

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Thank you again! And also, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the strength God has given me. Praise be His name. Soli Deo Gloria.    

E.J. Hill

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The Music Tag

Hi there everyone! I love music and I saw this tag on a blog called The Perks of Me so I thought I’d give it a go.

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1) Favourite band/musician of the moment?
I think it’s a tie between Dean Brody and Hans Zimmer. I know crazy right?? But for example, if I’m driving in the car, Dean Brody is my go to (his music is fantastic). When studying or writing, though, Hans Zimmer is the best. So I suppose it’s a bit of a complicated question to answer since it depends on where I am and what I’m doing.

2) One band you’ve always come back to..
Hmm, I’m not a huge band person, but I would say Trading Yesterday. I really love their music. Honestly, I don’t know why, but there is something about that gets me every time.

3) Favourite Movie Soundtrack?
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD THIS FOR ME! I absolutely love movie soundtrack. But let’s say it came down to a deserted island and I could only pick one… I would probably go for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Sigh…. Hans Zimmer is my hero, his music is the best.

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4) What is/are your favourite song(s) of all time?
Love Song Requiem by Trading Yesterday

5) What’s your most embarrassing song on Itunes?
Song…? Well, I have two albums of Disney music… 🙂 Maybe a specific song is the Tigger Song from Winnie the Pooh. (It’s adorable)

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6) Top 3 songs played on your ITunes?
1. Love Song Requiem by Trading Yesterday
2. Forgotten City from RiME by Lindsey Stirling
3. The Rains of Castamere by Hawthorne

7) Favourite Concert you’ve attended?
Hits from the Movies by the K-W Symphony Orchestra.

8) Most underrated musician in your opinion?
Peter Hollens. He is super talented, but I think he still struggles to acquire enough funds to support himself.

9) Favourite quote or song lyrics?

Let Her Go by Passenger

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

10) Favourite musical?

Hands down the Phantom of the Opera. I have listened to it 1,000 times and I could listen to it 10,000 times more. It’s just soo… So beautiful.

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So there you have it, a few of my music favorites 🙂 What do you think? What would you answer?

Thanks for reading!

P.S. Check out my book Ashes of Glass.

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Author Tag: 10 Questions

Tags are super fun and I stumbled across an author tag so I thought I would give it a go. I did not come up with the tag, it’s from a blog called Fantasy, Mash-Ups, and Mayhem.

I hope you enjoy!

1) WHAT IS THE WORKING TITLE OF YOUR BOOK?

Ashes of Glass

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2) WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM FOR YOUR BOOK?

I LOVE Cinderella! It’s one of my favorite fairy tales so when I finally decided that I was going to try my hand at writing an entire novel, I chose to do a retelling of Cinderella. Since then it’s sort of evolved into Cinderella-with-some-major-twists, but hey, the seed was Cinderella.

3) WHAT GENRE DOES YOUR BOOK FALL UNDER?

Inspirational romance or Christian romance works too.

4) WHICH ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY IN YOUR MOVIE RENDITION?

Hmm… Probable Emilie de Ravin as Arella and Henry Cavill as Prince Friederic.

    

What do you think???

5) WHAT IS THE ONE SENTENCE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR BOOK?

:O hmm.

Arella is a penniless servant and Friederic is a prince destined to marry a foreign princess, but their lives become intertwined and they find themselves fighting the disapproval of the nobles, mysterious debts, murder, and a cruel lord willing to do anything in his quest for power.

Haha sorry… That’s a long sentence.

6) WILL YOUR BOOK BE SELF-PUBLISHED OR REPRESENTED BY AN AGENCY?

Self-published. Yep, I took a leap of faith and went solo. Crazy right?

7) HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT?

I think around 8 months. At first, I wrote a lot, but then I went through a little dry period. When I picked it up again, I started writing an average of 1,000-2,000 words per day so that made things gallop along at a nice pace.

8) WHAT OTHER BOOKS WOULD YOU COMPARE THIS STORY TO?

“Captive Maiden” by Melanie Dickerson or “Cinderella and the Colonel” by KM Shea.

9) WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THE BOOK?

My love for stories and writing. I simply enjoy creating stories and I wanted to be able to share one in its entirety.

10) WHAT ELSE ABOUT YOUR BOOK MIGHT PIQUE THE READER’S INTEREST?

Overall, it has a handful of alterations from the traditional Cinderella retelling. However, it is also a clean read. I don’t really agree with profanity or inappropriateness in books so my writing obviously doesn’t contain it – people can read it without having to cringe at certain parts.

 

Are you an author? What would you answer to these questions? Or do you have any questions about my book or myself? I’d be more than happy to answer them. 😀

Also…. find out more about my book here, or oooor read the PROLOGUE.

It’s on Amazon too!!!

Thanks for reading!

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About Me

Image result for ashes of glass emma hillHello there! My name is Emma Joy Hill and I am the author of Ashes of Glass. I live in Ontario, Canada on a farm with my parents and three of my brothers. Writing has always been one of my greatest passions. Ever since my mom taught me my letters, I have been capturing stories with ink and paper. For some crazy reason, I decided to go the route of self-publishing and published my first novel in January 2018. Currently, I am working on my second book entitled Silver (The Omega #1).

On this blog, you will find book reviews, info about my books, short stories, and the occasional rambling.    

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my letters to you!

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