Eleanor, a timid orphan, has no clue to her real purpose, but she also has no desire to become a subservient old maid, like the miserable nuns she is forced to with. Eleanor believes Edward, whom she loves, will save her from being forced to take vows. She knows Mother Superior has no intention of letting her leave–her songs are the only thing keeping the grey mist at bay. Her devastation is complete when she discovers Edward is a prince and heir to the throne, but it is the impetus she needs to leave the safety of the abbey and go in search of her long lost father.
She doesn’t get far before discovering her true destiny. With only her instincts to protect her, she must match wits with a powerful being intent on the destruction of her world. If she does not find The Perfect Tear and release its healing power into the land, she will become an accomplice in the destruction of all she loves.
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1. Who are your favorite authors of all time?
People like Anne McCaffery, Ken Follett, Zadie Smith, Alice Sebold, Asimov, the list goes on.
2. What inspired your book?
I was reading Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ Women Who Run With the Wolves and I wrote about ten songs inspired by that. I was encouraged to write a musical, then a movie and finally a book. Over the years, this story has kept only the main character and even she has changed. Through the years of writing, from the first to the last draft, it isn’t the same story. But that’s what started it all.
3. They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?
My LA manager had a poster made to take to Comic Con. I had some digital drawings done for my book trailer. I love Photoshop so I put together a cover for the publisher and they liked it used it.
4. Before you started writing your book, what kind of research did you do to prepare yourself?
Because The Perfect Tear was written as a movie first, and because I didn’t set it in a rigid time, although, there is a castle and no electricity, they ride horses and use swords, so I really just researched what the physical world was like during that period in our own world. But, like any good fantasy, you mostly have to make it all up.
5. What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter, scriptwriter and now author with the publication of her first book The Perfect Tear. Connie studied script writing at AFTR and has had songs placed in major Australian TV series. She has just complete an album of songs connected to the book and will be performing these live at her weekly jazz gig in Melbourne.
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