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Palace of Three Crosses by Christina Weigand Tour



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Welcome to Palace this post of the Three Crosses book tour! :) This post was supposed to be posted a bit earlier but I was having a few problems with blogger, but thankfully that is all fixed now. So sorry this is late but here you go. :) Enjoy! It includes a spotlight, interview, and excerpt.


Author Spotlight:


Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of three grown children and a middle school daughter. She is also Nana to three granddaughters. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Pennsylvania, returning there after a short sabbatical in Washington. Currently, she’s working on fantasy novels and inspirational writing. Through her writing, she strives to share the Word of God and help people young and old to realize the love and mercy He has for everyone.



When she’s not writing, she’s active in her local Church as a lector, Bible Study, or with the church theater group, volunteering at her daughter and granddaughter’s school in the library as well as helping the children develop a love for reading and writing. Jesus fills her home with love as she shares Him through her writing. 
 Blurb:


Brandan and Joachim have returned from the brink of Hell, but everyone questions if they are truly healed and one with Asha.

As each prince tries to readjust to life, they must face the funeral of their father and their missing mother.

They each take on the responsibility of ruling a country with new wives by their sides, but can they and the countries survive the trials that will ensue because of their choices?

Brandan and Joachim survived the war, but can their relationship and their countries survive the aftermath.
   
Excerpt:

Rupert looked through the window in his tower room at the landscape of Wyrzburg. Months had passed since the Battle of Harable Valley and the spring planting season faded into the wonderful summer growing season. The land progressed in its healing and would soon be returned to its former state. As he turned from the window, he thought about the things that hadn’t healed…the twins. Brandan and Joachim still had a long way to go to erase the darkness that infected them. Joachim seemed better, but at night he still dreamed of Sidramah, and the doubts about what happened still haunted him. Brandan appeared even further from the boy that left to find his brother. The darkness appeared to follow him day and night. He withdrew to chambers as far away from Joachim as he could get.

Walking down the stairs to the great hall, Rupert remembered when the princes first returned; both had seemed healed and better than ever, maybe. But it appeared as if the tentacles of Sidramah still lingered. Any small opening the evil one could find, he exploited, and both boys were once again haunted by dark dreams.

Interview:  
When did you first decide you wanted to become an author?
When I was in middle school I started writing.

 Where do you find your inspiration?
Hard question to answer. I credit God with most of my inspiration. If he didn’t plant the ideas through my life experiences, the books I read, my family, movies, I guess basically anything that comes across my path can serve as inspiration.

Do you have a special playlist that you listen to while writing?
Sometimes I listen to Christian music, but most of the time I don’t listen to any music.

Is there a particular other that you look up to?
The writers in my old critique group and writer’s group. They are some wonderful men and women, some published, some not, but all dedicated to writing and helping others.

Have you ever thought about turning your books into movies or graphic novels?
I’m just happy that they are being published, although at times I have entertained the idea of the trilogy being made into a movie. I have trouble visualizing it as a graphic novel.

When did you first start writing?
I wrote when I was in high school but upon graduation set it aside to get married and raise a family. About twelve years ago after my fourth child was born and I felt god pulling me in a different direction than I was headed, I started writing again.

What are your thoughts on pen names?
Never really thought about it. I guess If I ever chose to write in another Genre that was so different from what I currently write then I might consider using one.

What's the craziest thing you've ever done and why?
Six years ago my husband and I decided to leave our home in PA where we had been all of our lives and move to the lovely state of Washington. We moved so my husband could take a job, but the crazy part we had literally lived in Pennsylvania all of our lives. We were born there, grew up there, got married and raised our first three kids there. We decided it was time for a little adventure and adventure was what we had.
  
Do you have any advice for those who plan on becoming a writer some day?
Don’t give up and write, read and write some more.



 ~Sammy

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