An Author Origin Story (#TheHeartForger Blog Tour Edition)

POSTED ON March 26, 2018 BY Austine IN Blog Tour, Giveaway, Guest Post

An Author Origin Story (#TheHeartForger Blog Tour Edition)

Y’all. Today is THE DAY. Not only can you read about how Rin Chupeco became an author but you can also check out an aMAZing giveaway for her upcoming release (and more)!

Shall we begin?

About Rin Chupeco

Despite uncanny resemblances to Japanese revenants, Rin Chupeco has always maintained her sense of hummus  Raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. She’s been a technical writer and travel blogger, but now makes things up for a living. The Girl from the Well was her debut novel.

Rin Chupeco on Becoming a Published Author

I had a harder start than most, because I live in the Philippines and for the longest time, no one here considered writing for a living as a viable career option. Even journalists here have to take a lot of side projects to make ends meet, and while there’s a very large number of devoted readers here, the general public is not usually open to reading English books.

That all changed when a Very Famous Author offered a prose writing contest for which the winners will receive a check + dinner with him. So for the first time in my life I actually went and completed an actual story, which I had never been able to before, sent it in, and was thrilled when I was told I was one of the winners.

During that dinner, I admitted to him that it was extremely discouraging to write in the Philippines because no one seems to think it would be a good career. He said, “That’s bollocks. You’re a writer, so write.”

So after that, I aimed higher than local publishing. As it so happened, a lot of US literary agencies started accepting queries via email for the first time shortly after that, so I took a chance, wrote a book, and queried. Three months after my first query, I found a lovely agent!

So thank you, Neil Gaiman.

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Let’s backtrack a bit and check out the first book in the series, The Bone Witch!

An Author Origin Story (#TheHeartForger Blog Tour Edition)
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The Bone Witch #1
Published on March 7, 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price...

Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there's anything I've learned from him in the years since, it's that the dead hide truths as well as the living.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles...and make a powerful choice.


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And new on the scene. . .

An Author Origin Story (#TheHeartForger Blog Tour Edition)
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
The Bone Witch #2
Published on March 20, 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire
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In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection―now she's after revenge...

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life...and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact re-venge against the royals who wronged her―and took the life of her one true love.

But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea's dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can't kill someone who can never die...

War is brewing among the kingdoms, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe.


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And. . . a Giveaway!

One winner will receive a copy of The Heart Forger
One winner will receive a copy of The Bone Witch
One winner will win 3 crochet dolls (Tea, Fox, and azi)

Open INTERNATIONALLY! Ends April 3, 2018.

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