If you missed out last night here’s the recap! Thank you to everyone who came and hung out with me as we celebrated the release of Christoffer Johansen and the Gyllenhammar Flame.
We will be celebrating the release of Christoffer Johansen and the Gyllenhammar Flame and I can’t wait to hang out with you all.
Live from Facebook – Enjoy in the Comfort of Your Own Home
July 8, 2022 10 PM EST
We will be playing games, reading an excerpt from the book, and having a Q&A session!
I hope to see you there my fiercelings!
Book Bingo – Grab your Bingo Card Here
Defender’s Scavenger Hunt – Start Here
Bookish Code Names – Play Live At Event
Seriously Fierce Trivia – Play Live at Event
I had such a wonderful time with everyone. Thank you fiercelings for joining me for the midnight release party for Christoffer Johansen and the Return to Jötunheim.
Join me for an evening to celebrate the book birthday of Christoffer Johansen and the Return to Jötunheim.
There will be games:
- Seriously Fierce Scavenger “Wild” Hunt – You can start anytime on the quest as I’ve posted it in anticipation of the event. This gives everyone plenty of time to do it!
- Seriously Fierce Live Trivia Event – Play from your phone, computer, or tablet. It’s super fun and easy to do. Be sure to use a name that I can recognize and is all ages friendly. The highest scoring individual wins a prize!
- Seriously Fierce Book Bingo – Go ahead and grab your bingo card early. Print it out or play online. Make a note of the card number as it will be used to verify your card. The individual to call Bingo wins a prize!
There will be a live reading from the book.
There will be time for questions and answers.
At some point it’s basically guaranteed that there will be a dog stealing the show. Oskar is a cutie. If you see him give a shout!
The event is hosted live on Facebook and will be posted to YouTube for replay for anyone who misses the evening. So pop the popcorn, grab a drink, wearing your fuzzy socks, and comfy pj’s and let’s have a party!
RSVP so you don’t miss out on the fun:
Date: May 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Online, Zaria Fierce Facebook page
It is with great pleasure and joy that I tell you Aleks Mickelsen and the Eighth Fox Throne War releases on May 24, 2019. I hope you’re as excited as I am! Do you see this gorgeous cover? Isn’t it lovely?
What wonderful things can we we expect from Aleks and the rest of the gang? Plenty of action that’s for sure! But also history about the remaining undisclosed fox throne wars. You’ll meet a certain winterling’s general father and have an new/old friend pop by unexpectedly. Dragon machinations and powers heretofore hinted are seen in full force and our changeling hero must face destiny square in the face and decide which path he will choose.
You can pre-order the ebook on Amazon:https://amzn.to/2WhGQee
The print book will also be available to purchase on Friday.
The audio book is in production and will be coming out within the next month or two and you’re going to love it.
Join me this Thursday evening at 10:30 PM EST on the Zaria Fierce Facebook page for a late night launch party event to celebrate the release of Aleks Mickelsen and the Eighth Fox Throne War. There will be trivia, bingo, prizes, readings from the book, and a question and answer session. It’s going to be so much fun!
Date: May 23, 2019
Time: 10:30 PM – 12 AM
Where: Online, Zaria Fierce Facebook page
Save this link for playing trivia:
Save this link for playing bingo:
Spread the word and I look forward to seeing you there!
I’m excited to share with you my first ever podcast interview. I had a blast hanging out with Jocqueline Protho of The Audio Flow for her podcast Bookin’ Around Town. Join us as we discuss the Zaria Fierce Series -> naming Zaria Fierce, diversity in the series, Aleks Mickelsen’s changeling status, illustrations, audio book creation, and more. Listen, like, and share!
Listen to “Bookin’ Around Town with Keira Gillett”
Until next time – happy readings/listenings!
Hello my fiercelings!
Boy, are you ever in for a treat. You’re going to love it.
From the amazingly talented Michele Carpenter, I give you the live action book trailer for Aleks Mickelsen and the Twice-Lost Fairy Well.
Isn’t it phenomenal? I’m so excited I could pop!
Thank you to the wonderfully talented individuals who helped to create this new aspect of my world. I’m thrilled to pieces and can’t express in words how much this means to me.
Thank you everyone who came out last Saturday for my book reading at the Suntree Viera Library! It was so nice to run into new and longtime fans. Some fun things I got to try out this time was my new table display for my book business cards, my new banner, and my Seriously Fierce scale necklaces. What do you think? Aren’t they fabulous?
If you missed the event, here’s a recap and rewind. You can watch my reading of chapter two from the book here:
Highlights from the Q&A + Transcript:
Audience: Do you work with Eoghan Kerrigan, as if he was like a police artist, so that this is actually what you’re imagining when you’re writing?
Me: I wouldn’t say he works like he’s a police artist. He doesn’t pick my brain to quite that extent. He gets documents (and the book itself) that have all the characters pulled out so that he has their descriptions. For the especially important characters, we do a series of mock-ups, and I pick the ones that feel more like my character. In that way we do what you’re talking about.
So if it’s a hooked nose, or a sharp pointed nose… he knows the details of how they’re described. He’ll take the information and interpret it. It’s as fun for me to see how what I’m saying from my mind and how I’m picturing it to how he interprets it. Some of them are really close, and some are so much better than how I pictured. They’re fabulous and I love working with him.
Audience: Good, good, because when you’re reading you’re always picturing in your mind, and if you got the illustrations as a visual clue for what they look like, instead of us going off on a tangent. It’s nice to know what they look like.
Me: What’s also fun that gives you another dimension of how the characters look is if you hear the audio book and how Michele’s does it, because she interprets how the voices are going to sound. In this book, there’s a bunch of trolls, and she has to go back and remember how the returning trolls sound. They were described as having voices, deep, and guttural, and grumbling, and so she has a variety of voices.
Now we have teenage trolls this time, who are all about the same age as the kids. There’s older trolls, conniving trolls, silly trolls, so they all have a variety of sounds and when she whips them out one right after the other, “I’m like how do you do that?” because it’s hard enough for me to do even Nori’s voice, and she’s not a troll, but a high pitched female.
Audience: So you have to remember which voice you’re doing?
Me: Yes, but she does a fabulous job with them and I feel it gives you a different dimension to how you picture the characters too. If a troll talks like this (deep) you’re going to picture him very (muscular) versus talking like this “Hello” (higher pitched). She also does the brownie voices and they get very squeaky, so you kind of get an idea of height and breadth simply based on how she does the voices. It’s really cool actually.
Audience: Who is Svein?
Me: He’s… well, I don’t want to say a throwaway character, because you never know when someone comes back, but he’s a character who’s just hanging around by the airport, when the kids go up and fly, and he knew Geirr. So he’s kind of like a copilot and tour guide. He’s like the older representative to convey to the inspectors and everybody at the scene after the crash that Geirr is an excellent pilot and knows what he’s doing. He’s there to be a witness to say that the plane didn’t crash because Geirr is a bad pilot, but to say the plane crashed because of something else, which is important because otherwise poor Geirr might never fly again.
I’ll wrap up by saying thank you again to everyone for making it out to see me. I had a blast!
Join me for a reading from the fourth book in the Zaria Fierce Series at the Suntree Viera Public Library. Following the reading there will be time for a Q&A and a chance to get your books signed. There will be a limited number of books available for purchase at the event. I have a lot of fun planned and I hope to see you there!
When: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Book: Aleks Mickelsen and the Twice-Lost Fairy Well
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Suntree Viera Public Library
Address: 902 Jordan Blass Dr.
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 255-4404
Hours: Sat. 9AM–5PM
Book Cost: $15 ea.
Zaria Fierce and Aleks Mickelsen are the perfect gifts for a reader in your life.
RSVP on Facebook: Direct Link
One of my favorite things that I did for Zaria Fierce and the Dragon Keeper’s Golden Shoes, was hosting a midnight release party. I loved it so much, I want to do it again! Join me for a live Facebook event celebrating the release of the fourth book in the Zaria Fierce series.
July 6, 2017 at 10:55 PM EST to Midnight EST
What to expect:
This will be a pajama party from the convenience of your own home. Grab your hot cocoa and fuzzy socks. We’ll hang out together in comfort.
There will have a book reading during the release party. I will read an excerpt from Aleks Mickelsen and the Twice-Lost Fairy Well. (approximately 15-20 minutes)
Games related to the books:
Bingo, scavenger hunt/I-spy
- You may need a printer
- You may need a pen
- A phone or camera
- An Instagram account
- Layout (free app that works with Instagram)
Your Bingo Card:
Starts off blank. Under each category, fill out 5 different choices from the 8 options listed for that category. You may place your choice in any row in the appropriate column. I’ll be drawing during the event. First one to get bingo will win a prize. You can pre-fill and print your card ahead of the event.
Your I-Spy/Scavenger Hunt:
There will be 9 items you need to find and take pictures of. Using the Layout app, you will composite these images according to a graphic I will be posting later. Submit your entry to Instagram with the hashtag #zariafierceparty and you will be entered to win a prize.
- 1 – Zaria Fierce necklace
- 1 – Signed print copy of Aleks Mickelsen and the Twice-Lost Fairy Well
Sign-up for event reminders here:
I had a great time last Saturday at the grand opening of the Titusville Splash Park. I heard about the event through my friend Amy. She knew I was looking for opportunities to bring my books to the public and this community event was a perfect match. I even got to meet the mayor! The kids had a great time with the goodies provided by the various vendors and the splash park was a huge success.
Lots of wonderful people came by the tent to inquire about my books and I gave out lots of cards, encouraging them to look me up on Amazon and to check the books out from the county library system. Zaria and I made some new fans which is great. I couldn’t ask for better!
One thing I plan to get, and in fact have already ordered, is an official banner to put in front of my table for future events. It’s the only thing I would change. Thanks everyone for stopping by and saying hello. Here are some highlights of the day!
The first book in the Zaria Fierce Trilogy is FREE this weekend on Amazon for Kindle.
Get your copy of Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest at this amazing price while you can.
Spread the word!! Share with your friend!!