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Meet the Author: Elly Blake

Elly Blake

Elly Blake loves fairy tales, old houses, and owls. After earning a BA in English literature, she held a series of seemingly random jobs, including project manager, customs clerk, graphic designer, reporter for a local business magazine, and library assistant. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids, and a Siberian Husky mix who definitely shows Frostblood tendencies.

Elly’s debut novel, FROSTBLOOD (Little Brown Books for Young Readers (in US/Canada) Hodder & Stoughton (UK), January 17, 2017) is a YA Fantasy. In a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies, seventeen-year old Ruby has always hidden her power over fire. When a Frostblood warrior offers her a chance for revenge against the Frost King responsible for her mother’s death, she must learn to control her powers and save the kingdom from an ancient curse. 

Fun Facts:

The two or three items she needs with her when she sits down to write: I need either silence or instrumental music (usually the Game of Thrones soundtrack or Tron Legacy soundtrack), a coffee or tea, and some idea of where I’m going in the scene.

The literary character she’d most like to meet: I would love to meet Dumbledore. I think he would be wonderful to chat with over tea. 🙂

Favorite childhood book: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley.

Hobbies when she’s not writing/reading: I like drawing (badly), playing old Game Cube video games with my kids, and binge-watching TV shows. Napping is also a favorite pastime.

Her favorite Muppet and why: The Swedish chef because he is passionate about his job. 🙂

The craziest thing she did when she was 17: Tried to learn to ski in Switzerland while visiting relatives. I slid backwards down the beginner’s slope when I let go of the lift too soon, and later face-planted in a drift.

If she could travel anywhere in the world, where she’d go: I’d love to go to Iceland. Such beautiful landscapes and the northern lights!

Where to Find her:

Website/Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads Author Page/Goodreads Book Page/Tumbler

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