The Tenerview with Sharon Ledwith

Feb 25, 2014 by

I’m really not sure how I first came to know author Sharon Ledwith. What I do remember, however, is a post she wrote about developing a middle-grade book series.  Now that had my interest. What I found was good, clear, expert advice. I decided then that Sharon was someone I should keep an eye on.  I’m glad I did.

About Sharon Ledwith:

The enchanting Sharon Ledwith.

Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, available through Musa Publishing. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, yoga, kayaking, time with family and friends, and single malt scotch. Sharon lives in the wilds of Muskoka in Central Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, a water-logged yellow Labrador and moody calico cat.

About the Books:

Lilith was a young girl with dreams and a family before the final destruction of Atlantis shattered those dreams and tore her family apart. Now refugees, Lilith and her father make their home in the Black Land. This strange, new country has no place in Lilith’s heart until a beloved high priestess introduces Lilith to her life purpose—to be a Timekeeper and keep time safe.
Summoned through the seventh arch of Atlantis by the Children of the Law of One, Lilith and her newfound friends are sent into Atlantis’s past, and given a task that will ultimately test their courage and try their faith in each other. Can the Timekeepers stop the dark magus Belial before he changes the seers’ prophecy? If they fail, then their future and the earth’s fate will be altered forever.

Legend of the Timekeepers.


  1. What inspired your latest book or book series?

Both the idea and inspiration came to me through a dream I had around 1998. In this dream, I saw seven arches, and there were seven people (five kids, two adults) with crystals in their hands, walking up to these arches. It definitely had an Indiana Jones feel to it. At that time, I was writing a paranormal romance (before there was a distinct genre) and had no intention of writing a middle-grade/young adult book like The Last Timekeepers. But this idea kept growing in my mind, and wouldn’t leave, like some mystical force pushing you from behind. So, I thought I’d challenge myself and write a novel—a series—that would appeal to my son, who at the time was the target age of my audience. I’ve always loved the time travel genre, so I imagined the arches I saw vividly in my dream as time portals. It was a no-brainer for me.

  1. If I were to ask the main character of your latest book what you least understood about her or him, what would he or she say?

Oh, I’m sure Lilith would say something like why on earth would I put snakes and serpents in my story when I knew that she’s deathly afraid of them. *Shrugs*.

  1. What lessons has writing taught you about life in general?

Patience, perseverance, and practice. You need all three of these life skills if you are ever going to become first, a published author, and second, a successful author.

  1. What’s your favorite quote?

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” —Napoleon Hill

  1. What is perfect just the way it is?

Is this a trick question? Kidding! My life.

  1. Prince or Michael Jackson?

Two men of many different talents, though Prince did win an Oscar®, but I’m going with Michael because for all the hell he went through and problems that he had, he brought his special brand of harmony into this world and made people smile.

  1. In five words or less, what do you most want people to know about you?

I leap into the unknown.

  1. What song best describes your current mood?

My current mood, eh? Hmm…oh I know! It’s a Beautiful Day by Michael Buble. .

  1. From Proust, which living person do you most admire?

Not a fair question! I’m going with the first name that popped into my mind. Oprah Winfrey.

  1. What question didn’t I ask that you wish I had and what would your answer have been?

What makes your book unique/outstanding?

Keyword: Atlantis. I wanted to create a book series for upper middle grade/lower young adults that had a different slant to the time travel genre. I love history. I also love myths and legends. There’s many time travel series out there, but nothing that has roots leading back to Atlantis—at least what I know about and have read. And since there’s no concrete evidence that Atlantis did exist, then that left the door (or arch) wide open to possibilities.

Thanks so much for dropping by the Tenerview, Sharon!  You can learn more about Sharon at her website, blog spot, or Facebook.  She’s also on Twitter and Google+!

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