***Author Spotlight Tanya Schofield***

April 17, 2018

Tanya Schofield is an Author of YA Fantasy. She is an INFJ Pisces living in New Hampshire. Tanya enjoys Tarot, drinking tea, and dreaming of living a tiny life with a tiny cat in a tiny house by the ocean. One of things Tanya shared with me was that she finds it hard to talk about herself, something I believe many of us can relate to, and that she feels like the worlds and characters in her head and on her pages are infinitely more interesting than she is. I believe that we write what we are without any inhibitions, so she must be much more interesting than she lets on.

 

Here are some fun things about Tanya:

 

Do you have another job other than being a writer?


I'm a Happiness Coordinator for a travel healthcare recruiter matchmaker service.

 

What inspired you to write?


My 4th grade teacher, Mr. Simon, had us write stories with our weekly vocabulary words. If he liked the story, he read it to the class. I was hooked, and worked my hardest to be a Reading Day regular.

 

Did you ever think you would be unable to finish your first novel/novella/short story?

 

Um, YES! All the time. I can't tell you how long it took me to get Melody's story just right. (Yes I can. 22 years.)

 

Please checkout Tanya's Book Awaken: Melody's song

 

They want her dead, but she may be the only one strong enough to save them.

 

Melody has always lived a peaceful life, sheltered and protected by the few who know the truth about her past-- and about the danger that exists because of her growing magical abilities. Everything changes when an old friend arrives, and she is forced to flee a deadly attack. All she has ever known is thrown into turmoil, and she finds herself alone in a world she does not understand.

 

Two brothers, Jovan and Kaeliph, are in the wrong place at the wrong time. They're framed for a crime they did not commit, and they only seal their fate as they make their escape. Believing the brothers murdered his son, a powerful Lord tasks his soldiers with hunting them. They are one step ahead of a death sentence when they meet Melody.

 

The three young adults realize they are running from the same man, and only by sticking together do they have a chance. As they struggle to evade the Lord's minions, they learn of an ancient evil that is a threat to more than just them. It is a threat to the entire world.

 

The Lord's hold over the land grows. There is no horror he and his men are unwilling to commit to achieve power. The long dead Lich King's shadow looms. The world teeters on the verge of terrible darkness, and the only thing that can save it is Melody's Song.

 

What is your next/latest project?

 

I'm currently in the editing stage of the other two books for the Melody's Song trilogy, and I'm working on Legacy, in which two estranged brothers are reunited in present day New Hampshire when they inherit their grandfather's estate - which turns out to be an invisible mage tower in a town that no longer exists.

 

If you would like to follow Tanya and her work you can follow her on pinterest, instagram, and wordpress at the links below:

 

www.pinterest.com/iamtanyaschofield/ 

www.instagram.com/tanyaschofield/ 

tanyaschofield.wordpress.com/

 

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