Monday, October 31, 2016

The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg (Book Spotlight, Guest Post and Giveaway!)

Today I'm kicking off the tour for a special book. The Perfect Tear is a beautiful story and I look forward to sharing my thoughts on the book with you on Nov 15. For now, please help me welcome singer, songwriter and author Connie Lansberg. Scroll down and read her guest post about how her songwriting is connected to the book and be sure to enter the giveaway to win a copy of The Perfect Tear!

Book Details:

Book Title: The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg
Category: YA fiction, 324 pages
Genre: Fairytale / Fantasy
Publisher: Rockit Press
Release date: Dec 15, 2015
Tour dates: Oct 31 to Nov 25, 2016
Content Rating: G (This book is family friendly)

Book Description:

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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How My Songwriting is Connected to The Perfect Tear 
by Connie Lansberg

Whether it’s a song or a weighty tome, words have the same importance in creating mood, setting, character, conflict and resolution– story.

As a child, I would sit for hours writing line after line of rhymes just for the fun of it. I didn’t connect that to songwriting until much later. I didn’t actually think I could sing because at that time, I didn’t hear a voice anywhere, that was like mine. On the other hand, there were many terrible singers on the radio and it occurred to me that because they wrote their own songs, no one was judging them against the original version. I always tell a story in my songs and it was actually ten songs I wrote around certain themes that led first to the screenplay and much later the first book in the series.

I took those ten songs and just finished a live studio album which is being mixed as we speak. It goes with the book and I’ve called it Tsera’s Gift. You’ll know the meaning of the title once you’ve read the book. I’ve actually tied together the three aspects of my writing–songs, scripts and books under this one title. I have to say songs are the easiest. They usually come out almost fully formed. Scripts are the hardest because they have a professional language you need to learn and they have to be producer ready. There are very few courses that teach that.

With songwriting you have to be as sparing as possible for the greatest impact. Scripts are tight and very disciplined as are songs, and books are where you can really play. Writing books is like the reward for being disciplined in the other two forms. All three are fun, but with songs, I can take my amazing musicians into the jazz club and play them for people straight away. It’s a wonderful counterpoint to how long scripts and books take to give feedback. The entire story of The Perfect Tear was born out of these ten original songs and hopefully they will make into the movie too–the Perfect Tear could be my perfect circle.

Thank you Laura, for letting me part of your wonderful blog.

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About the Author

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.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram

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