Sunday, April 7, 2013

Giveaway/Showcase: THE IVY LEAGUE CHRONICLES 9 SQUARES by E.K. Prescott, Ph.D.


WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT?

The year is 1923, and Richard Wikki, a former detective from Scotland Yard and now a professor at the prestigious Yale University in New Haven, CT, misses his days of crime solving. Maize Judson has enrolled at Yale with hopes of becoming an investigative journalist. When Maize and her friend find a skeleton buried in the sand at the beach with a mysterious amulet wrapped around its fingers, she and Richard set out to solve a murder. But Richard soon finds himself following well-planted illusionary clues, and as he continues to investigate, a series of events shake the depths of his philosophical, religious and spiritual beliefs, as well as his perspective on life…forever.

WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK UNIQUE?

Although a fictional mystery, The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares by E.K. Prescott, Ph.D., is filled with historical facts and events that were very real in New Haven, CT in the 1920’s. The book explores the truths about the ruling class of the United States and gives the reader a sense that there is a lot more to the world than what is actually seen. Prescott brilliantly weaves together the threads of New World Order, metaphysics, witchcraft, conspiracy, and good and evil into this first installment of the Ivy League Chronicles series.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

E.K. Prescott, Ph.D., has been an educator for almost 30 years, and has taught at the college level for the past 15 years. She spent many years as a high school English teacher, middle school principal, and national educational consultant. Among her many accomplishments, she has been awarded research grants, named director of a research institute, and her work was published by the S-STEP group of the American Educators Research Association. She was also asked to present her research in London, England at a S-Step conference.

Prescott earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri and her master’s degree at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. She earned her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded a three-year, full-time Fellowship.

She is currently an online Associate Faculty member, mentor and residency instructor for the University of Phoenix-School of Advanced Studies, as well as a part-time professor for other online doctoral programs.

E.K. Prescott lives in a log cabin nestled in the mountains of northern Arizona with her husband, four horses, and two black labs.

  


Q. What inspires your writing?
A. I have always loved to write; journaling in particular. As I moved forward in my educational career, my niche seemed to be inspiring students to write and teach teachers how to teach writing. I decided I wanted to write a book at this time in my life. I started writing things down that I was interested in, like historical fiction, 1920s, series, developing characters, etc.

Q. What is your favorite thing about being an author?
A. I love to create with words ... it's like painting a picture; what I see is real and allows the reader to enter a world that I created.

Q. What is the toughest part of being an author?
A. Getting started with the opening of each chapter ... once I do, everything flows.

Q. If you could not be author, what would you do/be?
A. What I have done all my life ... teach.

Q. What would the story of your life be entitled?
A. Is This All There Is?

Q. What is your favorite book of all time?
A. All of the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories.

Q. Which character from ANY book are you most like?
A. Any character that has Maize's qualities (one of the two main characters in my books). Maize is me.

Q. What character from all of your books are you most like?
A. I intentionally created Lady Peacock after a movie character called Auntie Mame. If my books would become a movie or an HBO series, she's the character I would love to play.

Q. What is your favorite season?
A. Spring ... it is full of growth and possibilities.

Q. What inspired your book cover(s)? Or what is your favorite book cover and why?
A. Actually my husband came up with the idea of the book cover. It relates to place, murder, and the key to what the story is about.

Q. Tell me something funny that happened while on a book tour or while promoting your book.

A. My family's nickname for me is “Lucy” as in Lucille Ball. So usually there are a lot of things happening all around me which keep us all in stitches.
Q. Are you working on something new?
A. Book two is in the process of being written, book three is being researched, and book four is a rough sketch.

Q. Anything you want to say to followers of this blog or those that are just stopping by?
A. I love interaction with my readers. I have had such an eclectic response to what readers take away from my books and I am always intrigued to hear everyone’s thoughts and opinions. 



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