Book Tours: Guest Post I Wish

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I’m hosting a guest post today for the book tour for “I Wish”. I’ll leave the word to author E.B. Tatby now. 

Wish Loud and Follow Your Dreams

It takes a special character to merit the role of protagonist. There must be something endearing about them… something we empathize with or admire. The main character must also possess a quality we love to hate: an annoying habit, an Achilles heel, or a fatal flaw.

Even more than a personal connection, what we crave the most—what keeps us flipping through the pages—is the seemingly impossible journey ahead. Like Kenza Atlas, the sixteen-year old heroine in I Wish, who taps into a wellspring of positive energy only to unleash the wrath of a vengeful evil spirit, we read because we want to be reminded of our internal power to get clear on what we really want: the power to wish… a gift we all have that is ever present and rarely used.

When I finally decided to pick up the pen (or rather, a cramped laptop keyboard) and write my first novel, I soon realized that—as a writer—I was following my own hero’s journey , replete with all the necessary ingredients:

·         a life-long dream of becoming an author

·         almost no time to dedicate toward writing, and

·         a dauntingly competitive book industry that seemed to be (and still is) re-writing itself

How many times did I think about giving up? I’ll admit that I’ve lost track, but I’m glad to report that I stuck with it. Fortunately, I was inspired by a most unexpected source: the main character of my novel, a girl named Kenza Atlas who was learning to wish.

Whatever it is you embark on, whatever stops time for you and fills your soul—whether it be writing, healing people, innovating new and untried forms of technology, or whatever it is that lights a fire within you—promise me this…that you follow in Kenza Atlas’ footsteps in I Wish.

WISH LOUD and FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!

 

About the Author

E.B. TatbyE.B. Tatby was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. She is living her life-long dream of being an Author and is passionate about inspiring others (especially teens) to follow their dreams. Above all, she wants to remind them of the power to wish.

I Wish, a YA story, is her first published novel. She is currently working on a sequel.

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About the Book

I Wish 2All her life, sixteen-year-old Kenza Atlas has heard the stories, but she never believed them. She never expected the allure of power or, worse, how far the dark shadows could cast. Genies and wishing are for fairy tales, not teenage girls, and especially not in Omaha.

But when a Moroccan jinn with undulating tattoos and mysterious black eyes whisks her 500 years back in time, she witnesses the death of her powerful ancestor and the gorgeous slave she loved. They sacrificed themselves to escape the Caliph, a tyrant named Mazin.

And now he’s after Kenza.

He’s tracked her to her present time. Now she spends her days stealing paranoid glances over her shoulder, obsessing over a slave who died hundreds of years ago, and praying her family will survive.

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