Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday Wonders

Hello, all! 
Today is the first Wednesday Wonders! (the other Wednesday Wonder wasn't really Wednesday Wonders. It was just a title.) Wednesday Wonders is when I host an interview with someone's Wonder, or Hero. Today, it is from the one and only Hannah Williams!!
     Her Wonder hails from her work-in-progress (which I am eagerly anticipating!!) Moonscript. Before the interview, though...

Author Bio:
Hannah Williams is a seventeen year-old homeschooler living in the lush valleys of Oregon. She doesn’t mind the rain because it gives her an excuse to stay inside and write. She lives on a house on a knoll with her parents, big brother, her grammie, and three dogs, five cats, six chickens, two guinea pigs, and one goat. Her passions are writing and illustrating epic stories of good and evil. She is a geek of all things Tolkien and Stengl. She hopes to one day publish her books and that her stories will bring glory to God.

 And then so you understand who her Wonder is...

(P.S. Hannah illustrated the cover herself!)

He alone could save the world....but only if he is saved first.
Long ago, the elven king hid away his most precious book, the Moonscript, for only it held the secrets of the unreachable Higher World. Evil has long sought this knowledge…and now the heir to the Moonscript has vanished…
            Such stories should have nothing to do with Tellie.
            Young Tellie is a simple orphan girl with one desire in her heart—to find a family who loves her. But one night, she discovers a mysterious treasure and is suddenly pulled into the outside world.
            Her dreams of family and home are forced aside as Tellie is plunged into an adventure she may not survive. If she is to escape, she must rescue a fellow prisoner, the only person left alive who can keep the Moonscript a secret.
            But which will be harder—rescuing him from dungeons….or from himself?

And now, the interview with our very own Tellie!!

Hey, Tellie! Thanks so much for joining me today. Tell us a little about yourself!
No, thank you, Molly. I’m so amazed that you actually wish to interview me. I saw you’re titling this as a Wednesday Wonder. Oh, I blush at the idea. Me, a wonder? Hardly…though, I’m flattered that you think so. Anyway, about myself. I’m fourteen and an orphan. I worked at an inn for the past few years, but I haven’t been very happy there. But now I’m off on an adventure I never could have imagined!

What are your favorite hobbies?
Er, let’s see. I like to read, though I’m not very good at it, since I got only a sparse education at the Dormandy Orphanage. But I enjoy the outdoors and watching birds. There are so many different kinds of birds, you know. One of my favorites is the black-capped chickadee, and I once had one eating off my hand. That was a while ago though. Most recently, I’ve taken interest in magpies, one in particular…

 So, am I allowed to know how you met the prisoner? Or do I have to wait and see?

Oh, Errance. Well, I can’t give you the details about where and how we met, but I will give you my first impression of him.

I thought he was a criminal!

Hey, it was dark and scary, and I figured he was down in that smelly dungeon for a good reason. Plus, he came across rather rough, even swore a little, for which I scolded him. It came as a total shock to discover he was the elf prince. Who am I, an orphan girl, that I should be chosen to help save an elf prince?

Did you ever think of yourself as an adventurer before your great adventure began?
Probably not. I’m fairly quiet and dreamy, content to stay silent as I soak up the surrounding beauty and dream of…wait a moment, Kelm is laughing at me. He’s…what? Kelm, that’s not true! Errance, don’t you nod your head! Tryss, say something! That’s not true!

All right, I’m back. Kelm—sigh—said I was hardly silent. He actually called me bossy, and that I was always speaking my mind. And Errance agreed with him! Well, all right. I do speak things that ought to be said. Anyway, I dreamt of having a family more than waging an adventure. Adventures involve blood and heights and dark and scary things like that. But here I am on an adventure anyway. And to be honest, I have found a family. Errance, Tryss…okay, even Kelm…are like the brothers and sisters I never had.

Where did you grow up?

I lived most of my life in Dormandy, first with my parents, then at the Orphanage. There were many children there and the people were kind…but it wasn’t home. Neither was the inn in the rustic town of Denji. Mr. Norne and Mrs. Norne, the innkeepers, are some of the most unsavory people I’d ever met…though I suppose I’ve met some since then that pale them in comparison.

What is your favorite type of food?
Ooo, I’m not sure. I really enjoy thimbleberry pie! Have you ever tasted thimbleberries? They’re sort of like a raspberry, but better in my opinion. They grow in the forest on stalks rising past their huge leaves. If you pick them, snip them off at the stem like a flower because they squish easy otherwise.

If it’s not too sensitive a subject, what happened to your parents?
It’s all right, I can talk about it. You see, I was five at the time, and I don’t have the sharpest of memories. But I still recall a sweet smile from one bending over me. Unfortunately, I do have one image ingrained in my head. My parents burning with the fever from the plague that swept over Dormandy. And I still remember hearing the woman who picked me up for the orphanage tell a neighbor that if they hadn’t been so busy keeping care of me when I was sick, they wouldn’t have died. That…that still haunts me.

What is your opinion of the Moonscript?
Oh, well, I’m not sure how much Errance would like me to talk about that. But ah…here we go. As you know the Moonscript is an incredible book that can only be read under moonlight by the Ruler of Aselvia. It was a gift from the Celestial Elves of the Higher World. It is said that the Celestial elves wrote great wisdom and knowledge in its pages. What else it says, I’m not sure, and I’ll never find out. Errance will know one day, but I’m hesitant to ask him about it.
It’s a mysterious, beautiful thing, this Moonscript. And I suppose you could say it started this whole adventure. But I suppose it began at the most proper place to start.
The beginning.

Thank you so much for this great interview, Tellie! And thank you for being my first interviewed Wonder! This was lots of fun. :) (That thimbleberry pie sounded so yummy...mmmm...)

-The Writer

If you want to have your character interviewed in a Wednesday Wonder, email me! We'll set up a date and I'll interview your Wonder. 
Also, I don't do Wednesday Wonders every Wednesday. Think how frantic that could get! yikes! ;)


  1. Love the interview, and the idea of these Wednesday Wonders!

    1. Thank you, it was so much fun! Tellie is so sweet. :)

  2. So much fun--and Tellie sounds like a wonderful protagonist! :)

    1. She does! I'm just itching to find out more about her! :D

  3. Loved this, Molly! Great idea for an interview! And it was such a pleasure to get to know a wee bit more about Moonscript:)

  4. Tellie "SOUNDS" (from the exitment I heard behind the scenes:) like an exiting character! I do love exciting adventures and Moonscript sounds like one!