#BlogTour #AuthorInterview for The Word-Keeper by Veronica del Valle #TheWordKeeper @rararesources

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What would happen if words disappeared forever?

Set in a whimsical town called Inkwell, a place with an ancient secret history, this fairytale-like adventure will uncover the key to the power hidden within words.

The Word-Keeper is a tale about a savvy bookmark named Ben that unwillingly becomes an evil imp with only one objective: follow the orders of his master and destroy the words that live inside books.

Only one girl can stop him. Her name is Florence Ibbot. She is eleven years old, oddly eloquent and a quiet observer of the world. But above all, Florence is a keen logophile and is willing to sacrifice everything to protect the words.

She sets out to discover who is behind all this. The journey will take her to the origins of writing and inspiration. But she’ll also have to face the most treacherous adversary, Zyler, a ruthless sorceress whose sole mission is to ruin one of humankind’s most precious possessions: the gift of language.

As the final battle approaches, Florence will have to learn how to wield words instead of the sword. Is Florence brave enough to become who she was born to be?

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Word-Keeper-Veronica-Del-Valle-ebook/dp/B07S2183W5/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Word-Keeper-Veronica-Del-Valle-ebook/dp/B07S2183W5/

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MY INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

  1. When did you know that you wanted to be an author?

I’ve always had a fondness for words and language but the truth is I never thought of being a fiction writer. However, about ten years ago, when I was living in London, I stumbled upon a creative writing course at Central Saint Matins and I, straight away, fell in love with the craft of storytelling.

 

  1. What inspired you to write this book?

My love for language. I wanted to write a story that honoured words. My aim was to teach children how important words (and books) are. The main theme of the novel is exactly that: the power of language and the need to defend it.

If a child knows how important words are, then as a result, they will grasp –almost effortlessly– the significance of honesty, empathy, integrity and what being an authentic human being really means.

 

  1. If you could sell this book in one sentence what would it be?

What would happen if words disappeared forever?

 

  1. What are you up to next?

I’m working on a book of short stories, which also falls under the middle-grade fairytale-like fantasy genre.

 

  1. Who is your biggest inspiration?

When I did my MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University I met the most incredible writers who taught me and inspired me more than I could say.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veronica Del Valle grew up in Argentina, but life eventually led her to live in London, the city that was her home for many years.

The word keeper author imageVeronica’s always had a fondness for words, language and the magic of storytelling. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University.

Veronica currently lives in Buenos Aires with her husband, Ale, and her daughter, Tomiko. She teaches creative writing at Universidad de San Andres and is a contributing editor and writer for one of Argentina’s leading news organizations.

When she’s not writing or teaching, she’s either a) meditating or b) enjoying life with her family (which, in a way, is another beautiful way to meditate).

 The Word Keeper is the first novel she’s written.

Social Media Links –

IG: @veronica.del.valle

Website: www.veronicadelvallebooks.com