Aug 21, 2014

Dishin' It Up with @StephMPace, author of Wings of the Butterfly





S.M. Pace


Compose a tweet about the Threads of Magic Series:  
With war looming, a brother and sister navigate dangerous alliances in their struggle to protect their family and themselves.   

Sum up the character of Toby in three words: Brave, idealistic, eager

If Wings of the Butterfly were a movie, who would be the perfect actress to play Ora?
I'm terrible at picking actors/actresses to play rolls. I don't keep up with Hollywood. The only actress who comes to mind is Elle Fanning because she's close to the right age and blond, not that either of those two things matters when it comes to casting.    

What do you like best about writing YA fantasy?
I love to explore new worlds, and I'm drawn to writing about young characters because I'm compelled by the mistakes made by young people.  I think they make great story fodder.  

Name the title of any book that best describes you as a person.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. I can be a bit wacky :-) 

As an author, what is the best compliment you could receive from a reader?
Something as simple as "your story really meant something to me."    

If you were a pie, what kind of pie would you be?
An apple pie, baked with brown sugar and cinnamon. And I would definitely go well with ice cream. Probably not coffee, unless it had a lot of milk and sugar. 



S. M. Pace lives with her husband in the wilds of Virginia, along with a pond full of fish, a turtle and too many squirrels. When she's not writing, she's wrangling a dozen pre-schoolers, learning a new recipe or reading.



Publication Date: August 15, 2014
Series: Threads of Magic #2
Genre: YA Fantasy


Three nations teeter on the brink of war, and caught in the middle, a brother and sister find themselves surrounded by dangers they never imagined. 

Adopted by the Yurha, Toby still struggles to properly fit in. Hunting in the forest, he stumbles across a jeweled cuff that attaches to his wrist and won’t come off. Afraid at first, he is soon thrilled to discover the cuff carries powerful magic. But as he tries to control it, he realizes the cuff is still linked to its original owner - an owner who will go to cruel lengths to get his magic back.

Miles away, Toby’s twin sister Ora struggles with life in a strange city. She and family have fled Yois for Nietza, where Ora will not be arrested for possessing magic. However, Nietza is not the magical paradise Ora had imagined. Despite her new friends, she can’t feel safe in a country where women are little more than pawns. 

Secrets, brutal murders and war edging ever closer drive both siblings from their safe places. Failure to stop those who pursue them will mean a fate worse than death.




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