So today I am so excited to be taking part in the SerendipiTea tour! It’s a super fun blog tour that pairs up 17 incredible debut authors and 17 amazing book bloggers with the aim of shedding much deserved spotlight on, well pretty much everyone involved. Plus you know it combines two of the greatest loves of my life, books and Tea, so there’s that and my participation was signed and sealed! And not to mention that along with all that awesomeness there’s also a brilliant giveaway to go along with the tour but more about that at the end, before that let’s meet my counterpart for this tour…
I have been beyond lucky enough to have been paired up with the ever lovely and immensely talented…
The delightful Chelsea Sedoti is the debut author of ‘The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett’ which if you haven’t gotten your hands on it yet, what are you playing at?! Go get it! Like right now!
Get to know Chelsea…
Chelsea Sedoti fell in love with writing at a young age after discovering that making up stories was more fun than doing her school work (her teachers didn’t always appreciate this.) In an effort to avoid getting a “real” job, Chelsea explored careers as a balloon twister, filmmaker and paranormal investigator. Eventually she realized that her true passion is writing about flawed teenagers who are also afraid of growing up. When she’s not at the computer, Chelsea spends her time exploring abandoned buildings, eating junk food at roadside diners, and trying to befriend every animal in the world. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where she avoids casinos, but loves roaming the Mojave Desert.
Chelsea kindly took part in a tour interview and here’s what she had to tell us…
Can you tell us a little bit about your book?
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is the story of Hawthorn Creely, a misfit teenager who gets wrapped up in a missing persons investigation. Hawthorn has a theory about beautiful, popular Lizzie Lovett’s disappearance – and to prove it, she immerses herself in Lizzie’s life.
And you can add it/ review it on Goodreads here (again do it!)
Can you tell us a little about your tea life?
The awesome thing about tea is that it fits almost any occasion.
Sometimes I drink tea when I need a pick-me-up in the afternoon. Sometimes I curl up with tea and a book to relieve the stress of a long day. Sometimes tea is the perfect way to wind down before bed.
Recently, I’ve been drinking a lot of ginger tea while working on my new book!
Can you give us a little description of your tea?
Hawthorn berry tea has been used to treat all sorts of health issues, from insomnia to chest pain. Now, I can’t vouch for those health benefits, but I can say it’s sweet, flavorful and delicious!
How does your tea fit into your book world?
The main character of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is named Hawthorn. Naturally, hawthorn berry tea fits her quite nicely.
Hawthorn was named after the hawthorn tree, for reasons she prefers not to think about. In fact, she’s always kind of resented her hippie mother for giving her such a bizarre name.
But as Hawthorn’s mentor eventually points out:
“Do you know about the hawthorn tree? They’re tough, sturdy. They can outlast storms. Hawthorn trees provide food and shelter for animals and insects. They nourish the world around them. It’s a name anyone would be honored to have.”
Not to mention, tea made from the hawthorn berries provides people with a tasty and healthy beverage.
No, I’d say the name isn’t so bad at all!
Here’s what the lovely Chelsea is contributing to the giveaway, you can find out what each of the authors has gifted to the giveaway on the other stops on the tour!
And here are all the previous and future hosts of this blog tour so you can get caught up, see what other debut authors you should be checking out and all the other incredible book bloggers you should be following!
April 1st–The Regal Critiques: JM Sullivan with THE WANDERLAND CHRONICLES
April 2nd–Ohana Reads: Leah Henderson with ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL
April 3rd–YA and Wine: KM Robinson with GOLDEN
April 4th–The YA Book Traveler: F.M. Boughan with CINDERELLA NECROMANCER
April 5th–YA Wednesdays: Linsey Miller with A MASK OF SHADOWS
April 6th–Bibliobibuli YA: Leslie Hauser with CHASING EVELINE
April 7th–Rattle the Pages: Gwen C. Katz with AMONG THE RED STARS
April 9th–Pirates and Pixie Dust: Amber Duell with FRAGILE CHAOS
April 10th–lollipopsbooks: Abby J. Reed with WHEN PLANETS FALL
April 11th–SimplyAllyTea: Carrie Ann DiRisio with BROODING YA’S HERO GUIDE
April 12–Bookish Fan Girl: Amanda Hanson with SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
April 13th–For the Sake of Reading: Rosalyn Eves with BLOOD ROSE REBELLION
April 14th–Redd’s Reads: Meg Eden with POST HIGH-SCHOOL REALITY QUEST
April 15th–Tales of the Ravenous Reader: Kristin L. Gray with VILONIA BEEBE TAKES CHARGE
April 16th–Little red bookshelf: Chelsea Sedoti with THE HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT
April 17th–Emily Reads Everything: Shaila Patel with SOULMATED
Until next time x