Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Juniper Grove book Solution Presents...Angus MacBain And The Island Of Sleeping Kings.

Title:  Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings
Author:  Angela J. Townsend
Published:  September 27th, 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing
Word Count:  approx. 58,000
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Synopsis: Angus MacBain is unaware that his ancestral roots hail from an ancient sect of Scottish kings. When his dying grandfather gives him a dragon pendant, thirteen-year-old Angus learns of a legacy that will take him across an ocean to the island of Iona and thrust him into a heritage he did not know he had. He soon discovers that his mother, whom he had believed dead, is really a seal fairy, in hiding from a dangerous enemy. To save her, Angus must undergo a perilous journey of destiny and power to battle an evil Dacian knight and those who serve him. With only his family shield and the advice of a wizened vampire hunter to protect him, Angus must navigate dangerous terrain and dark enemies, in a land where the past and the present mingle, and sleeping kings wake.

About the Author:
Angela Townsend was born in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Missoula, Montana. As a child, Angela grew up listening to stories told by her grandparents, ancient tales and legends of faraway places. Influenced by her Irish and Scottish heritage, Angela became an avid research historian, specializing in Celtic mythology. Her gift for storytelling finally led her to a full time career in historical research and writing. A writer in local community circulations, Angela is also a  published genealogical and historical resource writer who has taught numerous research seminars. Currently, Angela divides her time between writing, playing Celtic music on her fiddle, and Irish dancing.

Angela's first novel, Amarok, was published through Spencer Hill Press in 2012. Her newest novel, Angus MacBain and The Island of Sleeping Kings, was signed for publication with Clean Teen Publishing in 2013.

Angela resides on a ranch, in rural Northwestern Montana, with her two children Levi and Grant.

Clean Teen Publishing Links:

Interview between Keira Kroft and Angela Townsend

Welcome to Keira’s Corner, where there is always chocolate, and lots and lots of coffee.

Keira: You have a story out through CLEAN TEEN PUBLISHING entitled Angus MacBain And The Island Of Sleeping Kings. What is that about? An epic journey.

Keira: What made you choose that title?

The title is a nod to my Scottish Great Grandfather.

Keira: What is your preferred genre to write in?

Middle Grade & Young Adult

Keira: How many books have you written?

25 books total in fiction and non-fiction.

Keira: We have a special place for unpublished writers in our hearts, here at Keira’s Corner. So what advice would you give to an unpublished writer?

Never give up. No matter if you are self published or traditionally published your story is important. Published is published—no matter the avenue taken.

Keira: Is writing your only talent?

I also play the violin and I love it. I like to play traditional Irish tunes with my mother who taught me to play.

Keira: Where in the Hell do you find time to write?

Morning before work, lunch hour and then late into the night.

Keira: Why are you a writer?

 Because I am compelled to be.

Keira: How many hours a day do you dedicate to writing?

10 or more and usually late at night, lunch hour after then after day until 2:00 a.m. or so.

Keira: Do you use a particular writing method?

I write long hand then transfer to the computer. I think it’s healthier for me and less strain on my eyes.

Keira: Do you use one or more pen names?

I like to use my own name. I’m very proud of my father’s surname. 

Keira: What advice would you give to an unpublished writer?

Do not give up. Many great authors were rejected many times. Do not let publishing snobs make you feel that your story isn’t worthwhile.

Let’s get personal…

Keira: Are you married?
No I am single.

Keira: Do you have children?  
Yes two wonderful boys.

Keira: What’s your favorite thing to do?

Keira: Are you a reader?

Keira: Do you judge a book by its cover?
Keira: Scary Movies or Happy Endings?
Scary Movies!

Keira: What is your favorite food?
Popcorn! I love popcorn.

Keira: What is your guilty pleasure?
Cream in my coffee

Keira: What is your favorite Smell?
My Grandparent’s old house. It still smells like the pies my grandmother used to bake.   

Keira: What is your favorite color?

Keira: What is your favorite day of the week?
Friday nights.

Keira: What is your favorite animal?
All of them except…snakes. I cannot tolerate snakes.

Keira: Do you have pets?
Dog and cats.

Keira: What do you consider a household staple?


Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
If winner is in US:
  • GRAND PRIZE: Digital copy of the Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings, swag pack, and $25 Amazon Gift Card.
If winner is INTL:

  • GRAND PRIZE:  Digital copy of the Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings, bookmark, $25 Amazon Gift Card.
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Keira Kroft


  1. Good Morning Angela,

    Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored to have you as a guest today that I am currently stocking up on popcorn for the zombie apocalypse just for you :)

    Have an awesome day!

  2. Hello Angela... Nice interview :)

    I'd love to know what sort of scary movies you prefer to startle your popcorn with... what favourite scary subjects/monsters.

    Hope you have a great day :)