Kingdom above the Cloud by Maggie Platt (Tour Launch Interview & #Giveaway) #KACPrism @PrismBookTours

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Author Interview

What inspired you to write KINGDOM ABOVE THE CLOUD?

It really started with a daydream. What if there was a world full of characters who had mastered either a deadly sin or a fruit of the spirit? I started designing characters and imagining scenes, and it took on a life of its own. By the time I was done writing it, it was a deep dive into my Christian faith on a scale I never expected!

What challenged you most about writing this story?

I had never done any world building before, and I started writing the story long before I put any intentional thought into the world of Adia and surrounding lands. I just wrote what I imagined for each location, and that created a bunch of obstacles once I really got into the story. I hadn’t thought through governance, currency, trade, agriculture… none of it. Thankfully, I have some wonderful friends who are excellent world builders, and they lent a hand.

Which character do you most relate to and why?

Several characters share bits and pieces of my internal world, but the one I most closely relate to is a minor character named BiBi. She is like a self-portrait of who I was as a teenager. Fun-loving, mischievous, and seemingly having it all together, but longing for something more out of life.

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it?

My hope and prayer is that readers feel even just one step closer to God after reading this book. God, Jesus, and Christianity are not mentioned by name, but the whole story is a vulnerable look inside my faith in Christ. I hope that the words of the story point readers to Jesus and the love, hope, joy, and peace that only He can provide.

If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?

The battle for one girl’s heart and soul is raging, and she must choose between temptation and home.

What is something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write... or favorite snack foods or hobby?

I love to garden, and that hobby was passed down from my grandma to my mom and then to me. I recently expanded my flower beds to about four times their old size! I think I would be the happiest person in the world if I could spend all of my time digging in dirt and typing on a keyboard (after washing my muddy fingers!). I have a back patio that is surrounded by my flowers. Once they grow a little bigger, it will be the perfect place for some inspired writing.

Kingdom Above the Cloud
(Tales from Adia #1)
By Maggie Platt
YA Fantasy, Christian, Allegory
Paperback & ebook, 239 Pages
April 17th 2020 by Ambassador International

What if the nine Fruit of the Spirit and the Seven Deadly Sins were locked in a battle for control?

Abandoned as infants, Tovi and her twin brother were raised by an eclectic tribe of warm, kind people in a treehouse village in the valley. After her brother's sudden disappearance Tovi questions her life and her faith in an invisible King. Ignoring her best friend Silas' advice, she decides to search for her brother in the kingdom on top of the mountain.

Above the cloud, the Council of Masters receives their orders. Tovi and her brother are the objectives. King Damien has a plan and Tovi is the key. The Council of Masters want her, but will she remain unscathed?

Amidst the glamour of the kingdom above the cloud Tovi is torn between her own dark desires and unanswered questions. It starts with a snake and a crown. When the ring is complete, will her life be over?

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Tour Schedule

April 27th:
Bookworm Lisa
Rockin' Book Reviews
April 28th:
Rincón de Joss
Tell Tale Book Reviews
Jorie Loves A Story
April 29th:
Wishful Endings
Paper Ink & Lizard
April 30th:
Christy's Cozy Corners
A Baker's Perspective
Locks, Hooks and Books
May 1st:
Teatime and Books
Library Lady's Kid Lit
May 2nd:
Grand Finale

About the Author

Maggie Platt is a writer, traveler, cancer survivor, and dreamer. Her greatest joys are being Auntie M to her amazing nieces and nephew and sitting with students and friends over cups of coffee and deep conversations. She works at her alma mater, Anderson University, and she lives in a cozy little cottage nearby where students come to sit on her couch just to laugh, cry, and talk about life.

Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a signed print copy of Kingdom Above the Cloud, map of Adian, bookmark, and sticker (US only)
Ends May 6, 2020


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