Author Chat with Catherine Fisher (The Clockwork Crow) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Can Only)

 Today we're excited to chat with Catherine Fisher author of

The Clockwork Crow.

Read on for more about Catherine and her book, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

Meet Catherine Fisher!

      

Catherine Fisher is the New York Times best-selling author of Sapphique and Incarceron. An acclaimed novelist and poet, she has written many fantasy books for young people, including the Oracle Prophecies series. In 2011 she was appointed the inaugural Young Person’s Laureate for Wales. Catherine Fisher lives in Wales.

 

 Website * FacebookTwitter * Instagram

 

 

 

 

Meet The Clockwork Crow!

Orphan Seren Rhys is on her way to a new life at the remote country mansion of Plas-y Fran when she is given a package by a stranger late at night in an empty train station. The package contains a crotchety, mechanical talking crow, which Seren reluctantly brings to her new home. But when she gets there, the happy Christmas she had hoped for turns out to be an illusion—the young son of the house, Tomos, has been missing for almost a year, rumored to have been taken by the fairies. With the Crow’s reluctant help and a little winter magic, Seren sets off on a perilous journey to bring Tomos home. An enthralling story of family and belonging set in frost-bound Victorian Wales.

Evoking the classic fantasy adventures of Joan Aiken and Eva Ibbotson, this darkly delightful new novel from New York Times best-selling author Catherine Fisher glimmers with winter magic.

 

 

Amazon * B & N Indiebound

 

 

 

 

~ Author Chat ~

 

Inspiration to write the book?

I wanted to write a Christmas story. I haven't done that for a while, and wanted a really wintery, snowy world, with Christmas at the end. I also wanted to write a Victorian story about a little girl in a big old house. Once I started I discovered the Crow and then the Tylwth Teg came in as well. All the things I like best. These were the starting points for The Clockwork Crow.

 

2 Favorite Characters

Obviously I like all the characters and my favorite is the Crow. He was such fun to write. He is vain and tetchy and tells immense lies, and yet underneath he is trapped in a spell that he can't get out of. His relationship with Seren develops through the book, and that was a great delight to create too.

 

The title and the novel sort of came together. Once I had decided on the setting of the story, the title jumped into my mind. I don't know where it came from, but it meant that the Crow had to be in the story. It's quite difficult to separate when different elements of the story arrive.

 

 The most important thing I have learned as a writer is to write your own story the way you want it. No one else can write your story. It is unique to you.

 

Walker has produced a very attractive cover for the book. I like the little details, like the fox and birds on the back, and also the shininess of the snow globe. It all looks very Christmassy, as it should.

 

Up next- well there are two  sequels to the Clockwork Crow. These are the Velvet Fox and The Midnight Swan. The Swan is being published in the UK next month, so they are both already written. I'm now working on a collection of short stories, some old, some new, all strange and magical, which I have gathered together. I hope it will be called The Red Gloves and Other Stories.

 

 A small theatre company here in Wales is hoping to do a production of The Clockwork Crow for its Christmas show, which will be exciting. I'm hoping one day there might be a TV adaption or a film. You never know.

 

None of the characters were troublesome to write. in fact they all seemed to write themselves. Seren had a definite personality right from the start; in the scene at the railway station I already knew just what she was like. The Crow too was fun to write. He added a lot of humor to the story, though he would be probably most annoyed to hear that.

 

 I prefer revising to the initial writing. Working out the plot and the events of the story is always the difficult part. It's nice then to revise and sharpen up the language; this is the fun bit! You can also cut bits out at this stage and correct mistakes and make everything shiny.

 

 My superpower is the ability to dream. I can do it anywhere, any time. I am a dreamer of real skill.

 

Thecause I am most closely concerned with is keeping our planet green and healthy, with plenty of biodiversity. And in particular, here in Wales, the bit of the planet I live on. We are lucky in that we have superb hills and coastline, but there is still a lot to do, to keep things safe

 

 

 

 

The Clockwork Crow

By: Catherine Fisher

Publisher: Walker Books US

Release Date: September 8th, 2020

 

  

 

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS* 

Five winners will receive a copy of The Clockwork Crow (Catherine Fisher) ~ (US Only)

 

 

*Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway*

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Author Of The Week: Chat with Julie Dao (Broken Wi...
Rockstar Book Tours: Spotlight on The Alphabet's A...
 

Comments 10

Already Registered? Login Here
Zachary Snyder on Wednesday, 07 October 2020 09:19

This book looks great, can't wait to read it!

0
This book looks great, can't wait to read it!
Brittany on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 08:53

Remote country mansion?! I'm in!

0
Remote country mansion?! I'm in!
Alex Colpitts on Thursday, 15 October 2020 22:12

love this cover art

0
love this cover art
Chiara Jucha on Friday, 16 October 2020 16:10

I’ve thiS cover!

0
I’ve thiS cover!
Gabby Roberts on Saturday, 17 October 2020 22:25

The cover looks very whimsical and fantastical! I love it! The story sounds very interesting as well.

0
The cover looks very whimsical and fantastical! I love it! The story sounds very interesting as well.
Penny Olson on Friday, 23 October 2020 17:12

The cover is fantastic and detailed. The story sounds a little like the Snow Queen.

0
The cover is fantastic and detailed. The story sounds a little like the Snow Queen.
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 25 October 2020 15:39

The cover is beautiful and so detailed. This book sounds exciting.

0
The cover is beautiful and so detailed. This book sounds exciting.
Jeana Kwiecinski on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 21:10

What a delightful cover and an even more delightful story. This is the type of book you curl up with a hot cocoa and blanket on a cozy couch. Can't wait to read it.

0
What a delightful cover and an even more delightful story. This is the type of book you curl up with a hot cocoa and blanket on a cozy couch. Can't wait to read it.
Joan Kim on Thursday, 29 October 2020 05:49

Dreamers unite

0
Dreamers unite :)
Dan Denman on Sunday, 01 November 2020 12:18

I like the cover art. This sounds like a good story with mystery and magic.

0
I like the cover art. This sounds like a good story with mystery and magic.

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

A Curse of Roses
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an...
I Don't Want to Wash my Hands!
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
From beloved children's author and illustrator Tony Ross, comes a...
Dance Like a Leaf
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
As her grandmother's health declines, a young girl begins to...
The Bitterwine Oath
 
3.3 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
San Solano, Texas, is a quaint town known for...
Sing Like No One's Listening
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
A moving YA debut about a talented young singer...
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The first book in an epic and romantic YA...
The Good Girls
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
One of Us Is Lying meets Sadie in this...
Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Sixteen-year-old Iduna harbors a dark secret. On the surface,...
The Camelot Betrayal
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Every summer, they say goodbye. Dorit goes to Tel Aviv...
Incredible Animals
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this illustrated guide, discover fascinating and unusual information about...
Special Delivery
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
A lovely book to share with children in an expecting...
Eyelike Stickers: Trains
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Hundreds of irresistible, reusable, and collectible stickers to mix, match,...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle...
Winter Light
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
WINTER LIGHT is the story of 15-year-old Mary Donahue...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Fight like a magical girl in this paperback original contemporary...

Latest Member Reviews

Golden Curse (The True Story of Rapunzel)
 
5.0
"This beautiful story is highly enjoyable. The writing flows easily, and the characters feel relatable. The main conflict was interesting..."
The Raven and the Dove
 
4.0
"An intriguing tale of forbidden love as two young lovers fight to stay together. Well written and entertaining. ..."
The Devil's Apprentice
 
4.5
"This was actually a pretty interesting story. At first I really wasn't sure how it was going to go so..."
A Curse of Roses
 
3.7
"A CURSE OF ROSES is an intriguing YA historical fantasy based on a Portuguese legend. The book tackles themes of..."
Speechless
 
4.7
"this story is amazing! i have a project for honors english 10, and this is a great story to chose..."
I Don't Want to Wash my Hands!
 
3.0
"I DON'T WANT TO WASH MY HANDS is a picture book about the need for frequent hand washing. The little..."
Dance Like a Leaf
 
5.0
"DANCE LIKE A LEAF is a beautiful book about grief and loss of a loved one. A young girl loves..."
The Bitterwine Oath
 
3.3
"THE BITTERWINE OATH is a YA fantasy and light horror read. Nat is the descendent of the girl who put..."
Heart Sister
 
4.8
"The story: When Emmitt’s twin sister Minnie dies in a tragic accident, it cripples not only him..."
Incredible Animals
 
5.0
"INCREDIBLE ANIMALS is a fascinating collection of animals by special skills, including clever camouflage, devoted parents (such as penguins), and..."
Special Delivery
 
4.0
"SPECIAL DELIVERY is a delightfully silly picture book. A little duck is eagerly awaiting the delivery of her baby brother...."
Eyelike Stickers: Trains
 
5.0
"EYELIKE STICKERS: TRAINS is an unbelievably cool collection of stickers. These 400 stickers include many photographs of trains, as well..."
 
4.3
"If your expecting the same type of books that you’ve been reading in this series, you’d be wrong. This whole..."
The Kinder Poison
 
5.0
"From start to finish I absolutely adored this story. The opening scene was so much fun to read while Zahru..."
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
5.0
"HEIRESS APPARENTLY is a YA rom-com with deep themes that make it such an engaging and captivating read. Gemma is..."
The Good Girls
 
4.0
"THE GOOD GIRLS is an enthralling read. The book begins after the disappearance and seeming murder of the police chief's..."
All our Hidden Gifts
 
4.0
"Maeve finds a pack of tarot cards while cleaning out a closet at her school. What starts off as curiosity,..."
Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
 
4.7
"DANGEROUS SECRETS: THE STORY OF IDUNA AND AGNARR is a great MG/YA fantasy romance. Based on Frozen, this book tells..."
Hot British Boyfriend
 
4.0
"When Ellie is completely humiliated by her best friend an crush, she decides the best way to escape her jeering..."
Mastery of Earth (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 3)
 
5.0
"Oh the feels this book gave me. Davi's officially back but still not really? His memories are all over the..."