Monday, July 15, 2013

Guest Post from Copper Girl Author Jennifer Allis Provost

Quick note: Check out this post from Journeys of Wonder regarding a guest post worth reading AND SUBMISSIONS that are now open for volume 4!!!

First about the book:

Sara had always been careful.
She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.
Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara's dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.

Now I'll let Jennifer take it away!

Author’s note: When Lisa agreed to host a stop on the Copper Girl blog tour, I asked her what sort of a guest post she’d like. She mentioned that she’d like to know more about the main character, Sara Corbeau. After a bit of cajoling, Sara agreed to meet me for coffee. The results are below.

ME: Thank you for agreeing to the interview.

SARA: Of course. (sips coffee)

M: I guess you could say that there’s more to you than meets the eye.

S: Um, yeah. (fidgets) Like what, exactly?

M: Your mark, for one.

S: (hand moves to her lower back) I try to keep it hidden. Most non-Elementals think we’re all evil, out to steal everything they’ve worked for. (snorts) As if we don’t have our own problems.

M: Why would they think that?

S: Why do you think? Peacekeeper propaganda! (eyes dart around the cafĂ©, then she lowers her voice) I mean, everything was fine before the wars. Fine! Then the Peacekeepers started spreading lies about us, and now we’re little more than government property.

M: You feel pretty passionate about this.

S: Of course I do! My father went missing in the wars, they arrested my brother… It’s just not fair. They’re punishing us because of what we are, over something we can’t even control. It’s not my fault I was born with the power to wield metal! It would be like punishing a Mundane person for having blue eyes, or brown hair.

M: What are you going to do about it?

S: Me? What can I do?

M: Surely Micah could help you.

S: (smiles, glides a fingertip across the rim of her cup) I’m sure he would. He’s already agreed to help me look for my brother. He’s really great—Micah, I mean, not my brother. Well, Max is nice too.

M: You seem to really like him. Micah, that is.

S: (blushes) Yeah, I do. Hey, do you know what a consort is?

M: I think it’s an archaic term for girlfriend. Are you Micah’s consort?

S: I am. And, I think I like being me for once.

To read more about Sara and Micah, pick up Copper Girl, available now wherever books are sold.


  1. You run the best interviews, Lisa! Thanks for this. I already love Micah and Sara. Thanks, Jennifer! The book sounds great.

  2. Great post. This sounds great from the blurb. Good luck with our book, Jennifer!

  3. Great interview. Book sounds wonderful.

  4. Oh wow I love that cover!!!! I want a coppery mark like that! Such a cool premise and blurb too.

  5. Love these interviews. Best of luck and congrats to Jennifer.