Friday, May 20, 2022

Blog Tour, Author Interview & Giveaway: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Dawn Ford

The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Dawn Ford, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


 The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes

Title: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes
Series: Firebird Series #1
Author: Dawn Ford
Publisher: Expanse Books
Release Date: April 12, 2022
Genre: YA Christian Fantasy

Eighteen-year-old servant girl Tambrynn is haunted by more than her unusual silver hair and the star-shaped pupils in her eyes. Her uncontrollable ability to call objects leads the wolves who savagely murdered her mother right to her door. 

When she’s fired and outcast during a snowstorm, her carriage wrecks and she’s forced to find refuge in an abandoned cottage. There, her life is upended when the magpie who’s stalked her for ten years transforms into a man, Lucas. He’s her Watcher and they’re from a different kingdom. His job is to keep her safe from her father, an evil mage, who wants to steal her abilities, turn her into one of his undead beasts, and become immortal himself. 

Can they make it to the magical passageway and get to their home kingdom in time for Tambrynn to thwart her father’s malicious plans? Or will Tambrynn’s unique magic doom them all?

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Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a small town girl who didn’t get in trouble for talking too much in class, I got in trouble for daydreaming instead. I always had a rich imagination, which wasn’t always such a great gift to have. Now, however, the imaginary friends that I play with can entertain other people.

What do you do besides writing?

I help my husband with our food service and catering business. And I get to babysit my grandchildren from time to time.

What was your favorite part of researching for this book?

I did research of how C.S. Lewis’s worldbuilding, which is what my world system is loosely built on. Researching the history of The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe and all of the characters he had was amazing and inspiring.

Do you have images you can share that come close to how you picture your characters? Do you like to find visual inspiration for your characters before or during your writing process?

See below for the photo inspirations. I do find visuals a great help in characterization. Some are just photos that portray a single thought about the story. I also use character photos and photos of different settings so I can capture the mood I want as I write. 

What are some songs that you listened to or inspired you while writing your book?

I listen to instrumental low-fi music or instrumental movie soundtracks while I write. I find it hard to concentrate with regular music that has singing.

What message would you like readers to ultimately take away from the book?

That those abilities you might not like or appreciate about yourself can be gifts if you just look at them in the right light. Even though you might not have ‘magic’, everyone has something that’s special about them, unique to who they are.

What can we look forward to coming from you in the future?

Book two, The Girl with Fire in Her Veins, which I’m currently writing, comes out next April.



Dawn Ford 

Winner of the 2016 ACFW Genesis Award and finalist in the 2018 Grace Award and the 2020 Great Expectations Contest, Dawn Ford has been recognized for her published and non-published works. Her flash fiction stories have been published in Havok magazine under both her real name and pen name, Jo Wonderly. Her debut novel, Knee-high Lies, was published in 2017.

As a child, Dawn often had her head in the clouds creating scenes and stories for anything and everything she came across. She believed there was magic everywhere, a sentiment she has never outgrown. Nature inspires her, and her love for the underdog and the unlikely hero colors much of what she writes. 

Dawn adores anything Steampunk, is often distracted by shiny, pretty things, and her obsession with purses and shoes borders on hoarding. Dawn lives in Iowa and helps her husband run their foodservice and catering business out of Omaha, Nebraska. When not reading, writing, or catering, Dawn loves babysitting her grandchildren, is parent to Snickers the Wonder Beagle, and can usually be caught daydreaming. 

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(3) winners will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback copy of The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes, and book swag!

The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes JustRead Giveaway 

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 16, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 23, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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