Monday, January 7, 2013

Raggleroot by Erik Olsen- The Book, The Interview, The Giveaway

Welcome to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday and this stop on the Raggleroot blog tour! Today I have an interview with Erik Olsen, the author, plus a giveaway. To enter fill out the rafflecopter form below.

The Book:
Flin has always been told to stay away from the doors with five clover leaves. But when his only option to return home lies behind those doors, he’s forced to go against everything he’s believed. What he discovers is not only devastating, it’s deadly. Full of humor, action, and twists, this can’t-miss read is sure to keep you entertained to the very last page.

Meet the Author:
Erik Olsen lives in Sandy Utah, where he enjoys the mountains and is surrounded by a great family and friends that have continued to support him throughout his writing quest. After having one of the world’s craziest dreams, he began writing a series of five books detailing it, called Flin’s Destiny, which is full of continuous action and adventure deep in the earth and keeps you wanting more.
You can learn more about Erik’s writing at And don’t forget to check out his other book: Cobble Cavern and The Garden of the Lost Souls.

The Interview:

1. Tell me about the Flin's Destiny series and how Raggleroot comes in as the conclusion?
Raggleroot is book three of five in the series. He and his family have trapped deep in the earth for a hundred and fifty years and he has been waiting for vengeance.

2. What made you want to be a children's writer
Well, for one I enjoy working with children, and the books actually came about by a crazy dream I had.

3. Were there any books that influenced you as a child? 
The Great Brain Series, I really enjoyed them, and later, Lord of the Rings.

4. What was the publication process like for you? 
Tough!!! And then Barnes and Noble in New York decided to first give me a shot, and through them I published the first three books and more recently was picked up by Cedar Fort Publishing.  Any advice? Yes, if no one will pick up up, self publish and send it out there.

5. You're trapped on an island- what book would you want to have with you? 
Harry Potter, Goblet of Fire.

6. For fun- what's your favorite junk food? 
Like almost everyone else, Frog legs and escargot. Just kidding, anything with chocolate.

7. Any writing advice for aspiring writers? 
Sure, write whatever you’re passionate about, not what you think people want to read. Otherwise, you’ll probably lose interest as well as enthusiasm and end up giving up.

The Giveaway:

Publisher Cedar Fort is offering one book to a lucky reader! Please fill in the rafflecopter form below.

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  1. This sounds like an interesting book! I hadn't heard of it before.

    1. That makes me happy. So glad I could introduce you to a new book :)