Friday, April 12, 2013

Help Tania Elizabeth, author of The Tier of Eternal Grace, raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation

To give to others is to give to oneself.

Help us to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation, which supports terminally ill children and their families.

There are two ways in which people can help.
It is very simple.
Host, review or interview myself via a blog post, amazon, newspaper, radio, TV within a 21day window frame, between the dates of Friday 12th of April and Friday the 3rd of May. For every appearance, I will be donating $1 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

If you yourself could help, I would be so grateful. If you can connect me with anyone else who would be happy to interview, do a short post or review on myself/my book, I would be ever so grateful more.

In turn for your help, I am more than happy to support you. I enjoy promoting other authors across all social media's.

You may also donate direct via this link below.
And follow our progress on the Starlight Author's Aid Facebook Page.

Please share and pass this along to all. Let's make this a huge affair and raise much needed funds for a very worthy cause.

About the Author:

Interview - with Tania Elizabeth author of The Tier of Eternal Grace, Book One ‘The Moon Clearing’

Where were you born and where do you call home? 

I was born in a small mining town in Queensland, Australia, called Dysart. I now call home, the Gold Coast, on the east coast of Australia.

Tell us about something that has just happened or is about to happen in your life that you would like to share.

I recently registered the Body of Heart Foundation. This will be a charity basis that will support many other charity foundations through auctions, balls, etc. To give back to the world is what brings myself so much joy and a feeling of genuine fulfillment.

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 30 or less words, what would you say?

Book One of The Tier of Eternal Grace, The Moon Clearing, is an immersive tale of mysticism and adventure, of spiritual and sensual intent that shall enrapture your every sense.

If you gave one of your characters an opportunity to speak for themselves, what would they say?

Tatiana Grace, the Queen of Eterna Fadas. Her words always of love and positive affirmation. “Love is thy grace, as it is yours, it is the magic of our souls, bringing us together in oneness.”

Do you have plans for a new book?   Is this book part of a series?

The Moon Clearing is book one of the trilogy ‘The Tier of Eternal Grace’. Book Two, The Mirrors Shadow, will be released about September.

What books have influenced your writing?

As a child, there were too many books of poetry to name only one. Though my love for fantasy began with the writings of Enid Blyton’s ‘Wishing Chair Adventures’ and ‘The Faraway Tree Adventures’.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?

Definitely Enid Blyton and/or William Shakespeare.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?

Paperback. I am an old fashioned girl and so very much love to hold a paperback within my hands, and take in the scents of its pages.

Where do you prefer to buy your books?

Small, independent bookstores. They have such a personal and comforting feeling about them.

Are you a self published (Indie) Author? Yes

What book would you like to read again?

The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn, as this is the book that helped turn my life around.

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?

Ummmm…my short answer to that… No! I get so lost in a book; that I have yet to ever see a movie in which I loose myself in the same way.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)?

Miranda Kerr’s, Treasure Yourself in paperback. I was given this book and have just begun to turn the pages of this inspirational read.

Are there any Authors that have grasped your interest recently and why?

I may be biased, as she is also a beautiful friend. But I would have to say, Miss Carlyle Labushagne. The story behind The Broken Series is one of love, of personal strength and growth, and it is all placed within the pages of a divine fantasy fiction (again, my favorite genre). She has grasped at each element I desire, when it comes to books. If you have yet to read Carlyle’s work, I highly recommend it.

Who designed the cover of your book?

A beautiful man and friend from the Phillipines… Mr Ares Jun.

Do you buy a book by the cover?

I do have to admit, that the cover is always a huge draw in. If you can capture my attention by the cover alone, you’re half way there.

Do you have a book trailer?

Yes. I went searching out my characters and now have a bevy of models/actors who play my main characters at each and every event. This included the shooting of the book trailer. We did a 13hr shoot in the mountains. It was a day of laughs and beauty divine.

What are your thoughts on book trailers?

They must be original, stand out from the crowd, otherwise I feel that they only get lost in amongst the thousands of other book trailers and never get seen or appreciated.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

To write of heart, and to believe in your words, in your story, without the entanglement of doubt and fear arising.

Do you write under a pen name?

Tania Elizabeth is my first and middle name. I find it suits my genre and character bases perfectly.

What date were you born? - you can leave off the year if you like.

August the 11th, 1981

Do you have a nickname? 

Hmmmm… I may keep that one to myself (*she giggles)

Did you have a favorite toy as a child?

I never really had a favorite toy. If I wasn’t dancing or climbing trees, I would be sitting in the garden reading and daydreaming.

An early childhood memory - 

Camping upon my daddy’s 50+ acres of rainforest. Awaking to the sounds of the forests beauty and connecting to the faeries.

Do you ever write in your PJ’s?

Absolutely. Being a single mum of three little angels. Night times are my most productive. Many nights are spent writing into the wee hours of the morning.

What are your pet peeves? 

Vandalism and littering.

White wine or red?


Coffee or tea?

Coffee for sure. I drink way too much though.

So you like to cook?  Do you have a favorite food?

Cooking not so much. Baking on the other hand, I Love. I find it very therapeutic, and I love to experiment. I make the best cheesecake and homemade rocky road. Speaking of which… mmmmm… I may have to go make some now that the subject was brought up. So, as for my favorite food… well, this girl has a major sweet tooth. Bring on the chocolate!

Vanilla or chocolate ice-cream?

Actually, would you believe… that although I am a chocoholic, I would have to say Vanilla.

What do you normally eat for breakfast, or do you skip it and get straight to work?

Breakfast is the one meal of the day I am certain to eat. The remainder of the day, I am more than happy to just snack. (chocolate never too far at hand)

What are 4 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)?

My notebook and my pen, for ideas and words come at the most indifferent times. Besides that, a bottle of water and chewing gum.

Sleep in or get up early?

Love my early morning rises. To begin my day with a meditation is my idea of perfection.

Laptop or desktop for writing?

Laptop. Though I am a little old fashioned and do much of my initial writing with paper and pen.

Your favorite gadget - 

Hmmmmm… this could be an interesting answer. Though I will answer with a lighter. I love to light my candles of a nighttime. Thus, a lighter or matches are a must. Still working on that faerie magic to create light.

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?

When I write during the days, when the kids are at school, I love to write in the park by the beach. During the darkness of thy night skies, I am most comfortable at my desk… my place of inspiration.

Your thoughts on receiving book reviews - the good and the bad - 

All perspectives are worthy of reflection. No response can be bad, provided you choose to take the positive out of the negative and then learn and grow from the words said.

If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?

Brian J White for my eye candy, William Shakespeare for his mind, and Ellen Degeneres for a good old chat and chuckle.

Where is one place in the world that you would really love to visit someday?

The Swiss Alps or Whistler, as this girl has never seen the snow.

One of your favorite quotes –

“What the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”  Napoleon Hill

List 3 books you just recently read and would recommend?

The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne, The Bleeding Heart by Xavier Saer and Gifts of Peramangk by Dean Mayes.

List 3 of your favorite movies?

Conversations with God, PS I Love You and Stomp the Yard.

An actor or a book character you have a crush on –

Brian J White and Olivia Wilde

What is a movie or TV show that you watched just recently and really enjoyed?

Twilight, Breaking Dawn Part Two

If your book was made into a TV series or Movie, what actors would you like to see playing your characters?  Feel free to add pics.

Charlize Theron to play Tatiana, Olivia Wilde to play Corozon, Carrie Underwood to play Crystabella, Liam Hemsworth to play Kailen, Brian J White to play Edan, Kellan Lutz to play Malaika, and Gerard Butler to play Lyric.

Where can your readers stalk you?

My blog:

YouTube Book Trailer:
Is your book in Print, ebook or both? Hardcover, Paperback and eBook
Thank you Tania for a glimpse into your world.
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Many thanks, Patti.

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