Here we are, the first Monday in October, which is a pretty scary thought because you know, first of all it's a Monday and second, it's the scariest month of the year. Yikes! Good thing we get to take a break for minute because B.L. Callaghan is in the house. Welcome!
SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.
BLC: The main character in Awaken is Sapphira. She’s a nineteen year old Australian woman who is thrown into a world she knew nothing about – magic, monsters, gods, and mayhem. She’s told that she is the Goddess Incarnate – a god of reincarnation, but doesn’t believe it. I mean, who would?!
Saph has to catch up on a lot – like figuring out her magic. Even her place in the world.
And on top of all that, she’s supposed to tip the balance in an eons-old game between some pretty nasty creatures!
Sapphira isn’t your typical hero, though. She isn’t instantly good at anything, she can’t fight and is totally trusting of everyone around her. You get to see her struggle and grow while she processes everything – and tries to stay alive.
SC: You had me at "mayhem". Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
BLC: I do believe that there is more out there than we can comprehend – not sure if there are actual monsters and such, but spirits and abilities and sensing otherworldly stuff? Sure!
When I was younger I had this cool watch. It went missing, and I was so upset! My mum and I tore the house apart looking for it, but we couldn’t find it. Then, I had a dream that I searched the world for it with my invisible friend – and when I woke up… it was in my hand!
BLC: Another time, I was at school, and out of nowhere I told everyone that my sister was in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital. I had no way of knowing that – but she was! She’d had a seizure and was rushed to hospital – at the time that I’d said! Strange, right?!
SC: Definitely a strong connection between you and your sister. What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
BLC: I’m currently working on the rest of the Goddess Incarnate series, the next few Kids in Care picture books, and a few other new projects!
I’m hoping that the next installment of Saph’s story will be available for readers to get their hands on soon!
SC: That's great news. Let's take a look at this book now. Thanks for joining us.
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