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What is the title of your book?
What was the inspiration behind your book?
I love urban fantasy and paranormal stories. (Mostly via tv, but still.) So my imagination is always living somewhere in that space. A few years back I had this dream about a magical book, The Chronicle. I started asking myself questions about it. Who’s was it? What did it say? That kind of thing. Eventually those questions led to a story. Aside from that I would say some of my fave tv shows definitely influenced pieces/vibes in this trilogy. One of the biggest compliments I got was a reader saying my book was like a mash up of Buffy, Supernatural and Gilmore Girls. EEK!
Which character was your favorite to write, and why?
I kind of love all my characters, except Meredith and The Destroyer, I love to hate them. But I have to say they are the most fun to write. I love writing a good villain scene. That being said, Lucas was a big fave to write because he teeters on the edge of good and evil.
What are 3 things you can’t live without?
Jesus, my family and coffee.
What are 3 things you’d have to have when marooned on an island?
Coffee, Netflix, laptop with never ending battery. (I’m assuming my family is marooned with me. because I kind of like them and would want them there too.)
Who is your all-time favorite character from a book?
Again, tough questions because I love them all for different reasons. Most of the time it’s Claire. She kind of took over in the story for me and ended up more of a main character than I had originally planned. I also love Lucas, as mentioned, because he’s complex and snarky. And Maggie because she is fun and lovable and the kind of BFF we all want. And Michael because, well, he’s Michael. And…Oh I can’t do this.
What is currently on your nightstand?
A lamp, photos, my apple watch, two journals, my Bible, and a copy of Unraveling by Sara Ella.
What book are you currently reading?
Unraveling by Sara Ella and I am loving it. I have had almost no time to read lately so it seems to be taking me forever to finish it but it’s so good.
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Wynonna Earp, but I have to mention how hard it is to wait for the second season of Stranger Things.
Favorite Starbucks drink?
What does a typical day of writing look like for you?
I get up, get my girls off to school, make a cup of coffee and some breakfast and sit down at the laptop. The intent is to write, write, write. Usually I scroll through Twitter and Pinterest way too much, reheat my coffee twelve times and wait for inspiration to strike.
There are so many. I actually have a whole journal of just quotes I love, but the one I keep going back to right now is from Lisa Bevere (or Christine Caine, I can never remember) “God did not save you to tame you.”
Current 4 favorite things
Join us in Torch Creek! They have tons of small town charm if you can handle slaying a few demons. 😉
Beginning October 8th, we will be reading The Chronicle of the Three: Bloodline and The Chronicle of the Three: Armor-Bearer. Along with bookish fun there will be live Q&As with the author, special guests and some giveaways!
You can find out more about the books and order at tabithacaplinger.com/mybooks
More about The Chronicle of Three: Bloodline
Zoe thought the loss of her parents would be the most difficult thing she’d ever have to endure. When she began seeing things she couldn’t explain in her new home of Torchcreek, Virginia, she was sure the grief was driving her mad. Instead Zoe discovers she is part of an ancient bloodline, one destined to defeat the powers of darkness from condemning the world. But Zoe, the daughter of the three, isn’t just another descendant, but the key to humanity’s salvation. In this first installment of the paranormal fantasy trilogy The Chronicle of the Three, Zoe Andrews learns that not all shadows are harmless interceptions of light. Some are a more sinister darkness that wants to torment the soul.
“Absolutely stunning read! Tabitha Caplinger has a talent for bringing light into the darkness…”
-EMERALD BARNES, AUTHOR OF ENTERTAINING ANGELS Books
More about The Chronicle of the Three: Armor-Bearer
Darkness creeps around every corner as demons gather in the small town of Torch Creek, Virginia. The Destroyer has arrived, and the Reaping is coming closer by the day. Zoe knows it’s her duty as the Daughter of the Three to hold back the shadows, but she doesn’t know how, and time is running out. Zoe and her friends turn to the ancient text of the chronicle for help. Are they strong enough to withstand an enemy who exploits their deepest fears and doubts? Will they find the answers they’re looking for before all of Hell is unleashed? Zoe’s journey as the prophecy’s promised Daughter continues in this second installment of the fantasy trilogy, The Chronicle of the Three
Tabitha Caplinger is a wife, mom, youth pastor and professed tv addict. It’s seriously a problem but she doesn’t plan on getting help anytime soon. Mostly because she loves the stories. She can’t help but get lost in the worlds created and invested in the lives of the characters. She brings that same passion for the story to her own writing. The first book in her YA trilogy, The Chronicle of the Three: Bloodline, is currently available with the second book releasing in early 2017. Aside from writing and watching tv, Tabitha can be found singing off key and dancing in the kitchen or car with her two adorably sassy daughters and awesome husband who she thinks is kind of cute.