July 7, 2014

This or That + Giveaway: Copper Hand by Julia Mary Gibson

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Welcome to my stop on the Copper Magic blog tour. 

Today I have a This or That with Julia Mary Gibson!
Also, don't forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway at the bottom of the post!

Title: Copper Magic
Author: Julia Mary Gibson
Publisher: Starscape (Macmillan)
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Age Group: Middle Grade

Book Summary
Can an unearthed talisman found on the shores of Lake Michigan save 12-year-old Violet’s fractured family? Exploring themes of Native American culture, ecology, and conservation, this historical fiction novel comes brilliantly to life.

The year is 1906, and twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman—a copper hand—beside the stream where her mother used to harvest medicine. Violet’s touch warms the copper hand and it begins to reveal glimpses of another time. Violet is certain that the copper hand is magic—and if anyone is in need of its powers, it’s Violet. Her mother and adored baby brother are gone, perhaps never to return. Her heartbroken father can’t seem to sustain the failing farm on the outskirts of Pigeon Harbor, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Surely the magic of the copper hand can make things right for Violet and restore her fractured family. Violet makes a wish. But her ignorant carelessness unleashes formidable powers—and her attempts to control them jeopardizes not only herself, but the entire town of Pigeon Harbor.

In Copper Magic, land and waters are alive with memories, intentions, and impulses. Magic alters Violet and brings her gifts—but not always the kind she thinks she needs. First-time author Julia Mary Gibson brings Violet and her community to life in this impressive and assured debut.

***Julia Gibson's This or That***

E-book or Print Copy? Physical real life book to read in the tub.

Noise or Silence? Birdsong and watery waves.

Morning or Night? Morning.

Kisses or Hugs? I kiss everybody.

Whisper or Shout? Whisper.

Coffee or Tea? Both.

Las Vegas or Disney World? I hate both!

Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert.

Board Games or Video Games? Board games.  Video games are evil.

City or Country? I'm just a simple country girl.

Cupcake or Cookie? You can't transport cupcakes, and they go stale.

Live Music or Recorded Music? Recorded.

Eyes or Smile? Eyes tell all.

Lipgloss or Nail polish? Lipgloss.

Thunderstorm or Snow? I love a good thunderstorm, but there's nothing like that first snow of the year.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate chocolate chocolate.

Drive or Fly? Flying is wrong.  Driving is divine.

Instagram or Twitter? Twitter.

Email or Snail Mail? Both have their points.  There's nothing like getting a lovely postcard with a foreign stamp.

Classic or Current? I am quite old, so classic.

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About the Author

For a significant chunk of my life I worked with sprocketed celluloid, as a garage animator and in various capacities in the visual effects industry. My colleagues were geniuses and magicians and sorceresses. The work was a blast (sometimes literally – catch me as Frances McDormand’s double in an awesome old-school beamsplitter shot in Sam Raimi’s DARKMAN), but a time came when my own work cried out to be fostered again.

I live in Hollywood, California, surrounded by my four-generation extended family of poets, thespians, dancers, filmworkers, and urban farmers

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  1. The princess bride :)

  2. I can watch Sweet Home Alabama over and over again.

  3. I love The Notebook.

  4. I can watch Dirty Dancing over and over- I think its the music.

  5. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    Harry Potter!

    Thank you :)


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