Tuesday, October 9, 2012

"My great-grandmother was a trapeze artist" - Interview with @CZBrackett

The Key of Elyon by Charmain Zimmerman Brackett
Genre: Science Fiction
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When 12 year-old Stephen discovers an ancient book hidden in his grandfather's home, he is taken into another dimension. He meets a king who gives him a key and a mission. To step in to his destiny, Stephen must discover the secret to the key of Elyon.


Charmain Zimmerman Brackett grew up in a picturesque and quiet Southern neighborhood with no other young girls living on the street. She found her closest friends in the pages of books as she became the heroine who solved mysteries or traveled to exotic locales. In college, she studied English literature and journalism, fueling her passion for the written word. She's been a journalist for 24 years, writing for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Augusta Chronicle and The (Fort Gordon, Ga. ) Signal. In 2008, she received second place at the Department of the Army level in the Keith L. Ware journalism competition for a story in a series on returning wounded soldiers. After all of those years in non-fiction, she delved into the world of fiction, creating her first novel, The Key of Elyon.

Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author

1) I met my husband of 25 years while I was working as a counselor at Girl Scout camp and he was a lifeguard.
2) My great-grandmother was a trapeze artist in a traveling family circus in the early 1900s.
3) I have written songs including two which were recorded on a local CD.
4) I played the role of Glinda the Good Witch in a community theater production of Wizard of Oz in 2008.
5) I was named best featured actress in a musical in 2009 by a local theater group.

Where to connect online

Twitter:  @CZBrackett
Facebook:  facebook.com/thekeyofelyon
Website:  www.charmainzbrackett.com
Blog:  www.charmainzbrackett.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Charmain-Zimmerman-Brackett/e/B00969JRH8/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1347734280&sr=8-1