Check out a Q&A with the author... Child of Prophecy by T.E. Bradford (Interview & #Giveaway) @Celebrate_Lit

Check out an interview with the author and enter the tour giveaway below...

Child of Prophecy
(The Divide Series #1)
By T.E. Bradford
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 282 Pages
August 31, 2018 by Elk Lake Publishing Inc.


How far would you go to fit in? Another world?

Fifteen-year-old Nova Hawthorne has a unique trait that sets her apart, yet she wants nothing more than to be normal and fit in.

She soon finds out that there’s a very real reason why she feels so out of place in this world—she’s from another one. And prophecy says she is destined to destroy them both.

Armed only with a magic she does not yet understand and the synesthesia no one else does, she must race to figure out how to stop prophecy from unfolding, find a father she’s never met and discover who she really is. Is it truly our differences that make us who we are? How can you be strong when you’re broken? And what happens when your actions bring about the very destruction you’ve been fighting to prevent?

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Would you tell us what inspired you to write Child of Prophecy?

One of my favorite parts of writing is the research. And one day I happened to see a show about someone who drew fractals. This person had something called synesthesia—a condition where the senses cross or overlap. So, for example, someone might taste colors or see sounds. With my passion for music, the idea of someone who could see sounds took on an almost magical quality. It didn’t take long for me to develop a character with synesthesia, and to take a teen who had been branded as a freak and turn her weakness into her superpower.

Would you tell us a little more about the main characters?

Nova and Quentin have been neighbors and best friends for as long as Nova can remember. He’s hands down the corniest, goofiest, silliest person she knows, and she has no idea how she would have ever gotten by without him. Triple-E left a young Quentin in a wheelchair. Nova was the only person who never treated him differently, and for that he will always love her. Then there’s Laura, a bully with her sights set on Nova. Laura is big, strong, and knows how to take care of herself. The only thing she’s never been able to figure out is why someone would stand up for others, but not themselves. These three characters each have their own journey to take, but will find themselves in need of the others if they’re to succeed. And the whole universe is at stake.

What one piece of advice would Nova give?

There’s someone out there who loves you and was willing to lay their life down for you. In Nova’s world, he’s called Salamain, but in our world we know him as Jesus Christ. And if Christ loves you enough to die for you, how can you not love yourself? Embrace what makes you different. When you do, your weaknesses can become your greatest strengths.

What part or aspect of this story do you love the most?

There are so many! But I think my favorite is the story-within-a-story when Salamain tells the tale of how he went searching for the High King.

What book(s) are you anticipating reading this year?

I’m a voracious reader. I read nearly as much as I write. Right now I’m very into Eric R. Asher’s Steamborn Series. As much as I love finding new authors, it’s rare to find a really good writer combined with a great idea, tied together in a setting free of gratuitous sex and violence. So when I find them, I usually tear through everything they’ve ever written. Tamora Pierce is one such author. And I think Eric Asher will be pretty high up on my favorites list.

What are you working on next?

Child of Destiny – Divide Series Book Two, is set to release early in 2020. Book Three, Child of Grace, is nearly complete and will head into edits soon. In the meantime, expect to see more short-stories—such as the Six World Saga books like Heart of the Ajs—and novellas.

About the Author

Tracy is a writer, singer-songwriter, cancer survivor and proud wife and mother. Her speculative fiction stories have featured in publications such as Deep Magic, including the Best of Deep Magic collection. Her Divide Series books, a Teen Fantasy series debuted in 2018 with Child of Prophecy – Book One. Child of Destiny – Book Two is set to release in November 2019. Her short-story Written in the Stars, a Kindled Legends story, was a number one new release and International Best Seller.

Born and raised in Central New York, Tracy will tell you her parents gave her the two best tools in her arsenal by reading to her as a child and raising her in a Christian household. In spite of the long CNY winters she continues to live there with the husband God created especially for her, and the son who is her forever best story.

“I believe true magic can be found in the things we see and do every day. Life is hard enough. Stories should transport us to another time and place. A magical place, where we can stretch out a hand and touch the wonder of God’s universe.” –T.E. Bradford

More from Tracy

You’ll find music woven into nearly all my stories. This is especially true in the Divide Series books, as our heroine Nova has something called Synesthesia – a condition where your senses may overlap or cross. In Nova’s case, she can see sounds. Cool, right? On her journeys, she’ll encounter plenty of musical elements, but perhaps none as special as…


There is a King on a great golden throne
His beauty and magic so great none can know
He waits and He watches His children below
Waiting to see them all come safely home.

Travel high! Travel low! Travel through that great light
In the vastness between, where His city shines bright
Travel with Him and you’ll travel no more
Rest on the sands of His celestial shore.

Drink from the fountain that never runs dry
Eat from His table’s bountiful supply
Look in His face, trace the lines of His scars
They never were His wounds… they always were ours.

Travel high! Travel low! Travel through that great light
In the vastness between, where His city shines bright
Travel with Him and you’ll travel no more
Rest on the sands of His celestial shore.
Rest on the sands of His celestial shore.

Tour Schedule

Rebecca Tews, February 21
Artistic Nobody, February 26 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, February 26
Texas Book-aholic, February 27
Inklings and notions, February 28
For Him and My Family, February 29
Wishful Endings, March 1 (Author Interview)
Pause for Tales, March 4
Blossoms and Blessings, March 5 (Author Interview)

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Tracy is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card, as well as the prequel and a couple of other surprise goodies (think musical)!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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