Please enjoy this interview with Tricia Stewart Shiu, author of the paranormal YA novel with a literary bent. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including $600 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, 5 autographed copies of Moa, and 5 autographed copies of its sequel, Statue of Ku.
1. TheBook has a metaphysical theme. Do you have any expertise in this area?
I am an energetic intuitive and have a talent for creating powerfulessential oil blends and gem elixirs. The unearthing of these talents occurred as I embarked on a metaphysical journey, which included studies in mediumship, pagan and Huna rituals as well as an energy technique called “Crystalline Consciousness Technique.” I also studied a variety of shamanic clearing methods and rituals.
2. You get pretty heavy into the metaphysical. Are you, in fact, a?
Like, Hillary, I question who I am on a daily, somes hourly, basis. For centuries, women have been persecuted and even killed for being labeled a . I have studied many forms of healing rituals and magic and discovered that I have talents for using essential oils and crystals for the highest good. Others, who have witnessed the results of my practices, have called me many things: healer, shaman, and yes, witch. I choose not to accept any of these names but to embrace all of them as one growing changing name—wishealer or heshitch—to coin a phrase…or maybe not. As I discover more talents, s and unique parts to my , this unusual word is sure to undergo a metamorphosis and may grow to the size of Moa’s real, and quite lengthy, Hawaiian name.3. What are your favorite s and how have they touched you as a reader?
4. How long does it take you to write a book from start to finish?
Good question. I went back into my notes