Blog Tour: The Lemorian Crest by Hannah L. Clark Interview + Giveaway


Title: The Lemorian Crest
Author: Hannah L. Clark
Series: The Cobbogoth Series #2
Publication Date: August 23rd 2015
Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

After being raised from infancy in Boston, Mass., Noria (a.k.a Norah Lukens) has no idea what to expect upon entering New Cobbogoth, where she never would have guessed that paths of light can make you vanish; doors can lead to realms both near and far; myths and legends are actual history; a mere kiss can seal two souls as one; and, of course, a stone is never “just a stone.” Her Uncle Jack’s stories never could have prepared her for the magical and dangerous place her native realm is turning out to be.

When the Gihara’s promises begin to crumble, her best friend and soul-mate Jamus (a.k.a. James Riley) is in more danger than ever. Then when his father Lylend abandons her to search for an ancient relic called The Lemorian Crest and she is taken captive by the very people she’s risked everything to save, Noria begins to lose faith in the Cobbogothian gods and the mission they sent her home to accomplish.

Only when a series of new friendships and loyalties are forged in the most peculiar of places, does Noria dare hope again. Hope for Jamus’ safety, for their future together, and for the survival of the entire Cobbogothian race.

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Hannah L. Clark Interview:

What gave you the idea to write Uncovering Cobbogoth?

Oh boy, that’s a loaded question. An easier question to answer would be what didn’t give me the idea to write it? I honestly think this story has been brewing inside me since I was ten years old and my fourth grade teacher read The Grey King by Susan Cooper to our class.  There was something in that book that really triggered my imagination.  When I was in college, however, the Lord of the Rings movies came out. I’d read The Hobbit before, but never knew much about the rest of J. R.R. Tolkien’s work. When I watched those movies, there was no turning back for me. After that, the world of Cobbogoth just started coming to me in chunks, and ten years later, I’d published Uncovering Cobbogoth.  

How did you come up with the character’s name?

A lot of the names in Book 1 were just names that had been showing up in my stories for years. For example, there is an Uncle Jack in almost all of my stories from when I was a kid.  Norah’s name, on the other hand, came to me because at the time I was a huge fan of Norah Jones, and Lukens is my childhood best friend’s married name. (fun fact: said best friend has since adopted an adorable daughter and named her Norah Lukens!) As for James, well, to me that name has always meant “seriously goodlooking.” Why? My subconcious has yet to reveal those reasons to me. But concequently, naming Norah’s mysterious neighbor James Riley was a no brainer.  ☺

As far as book 2 goes, a lot of the names in there are taken from the names of stones. I thought they sounded etherial like the Cobbogothians themselves, and culturally, I thought it would be reasonable for Cobbogothian parents to name their children after their world’s main source of power.

What’s your writing process?

My writing process is pretty meticulous and intense. I’ll try and keep it short and sweet by using bullet points:

  • Brainstorm.
  • Draft a simple plot.
  • Brainstorm.
  • Story Map.
  • Brainstorm.
  • Outline.
  • Brainstorm.
  • Write first draft.
  • Revise.
  • Revise.
  • Revise.
  • Revise.
  • And then revise some more.

What would you love most about living in the Cobbogoth world?

Hanging out with Lev and Brawlo.

Which book cover do you like the best; Uncovering Cobbogoth or The Lemorian Crest &  Why?

Easy. The Lemorian Crest. Because I had a say in how it turned out, got to work with a seriously talented designer, and the end result was so much better than I imagined.

Who was your favorite character to write?

Book 1: Uncle Jack

Book 2: It’s a toss up between Brawlo and Zuli. Lev and Iolyt were great, too.

Do you have advice for future writers?
If this is really your dream, then 1) learn to work harder than you ever imagined you could, and 2) never, ever, ever, ever, EVER give up.

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About the Author:
Hannah L. Clark lives with her husband and two children in the Rocky Mountains. She has always known she would be a storyteller. In 2006 she graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in English and immediately began writing her first novel.

Uncovering Cobbogoth was Clark’s first book in the seven book Cobbogoth series—a YA fantasy series based on her mythological brain-child, The Legend of the Cobbogothians. It was released in May 2014 through Cedar Fort Publishing. Book 2 in the series, The Lemorian Crest will be released in Summer 2015.

Clark loves running, mythology, singing while playing the guitar, herbal tea, escaping into imaginary worlds, and being with her peeps. Like her heroine Norah, she also kind of believes that trees might have souls, but must clarify that she has never hugged a tree. The closest she has ever come to that kind of bizarre behavior was the time she hugged the pillars outside Harry Potter Land. Which, all things considered, is not bizarre at all if one takes into account how exquisitely happy she was to finally be there.

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