A Spectacular Finale to the Columbine’s Tale Blog Tour

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day14 When history is brought back to life and awakens your sense of creativity and magic within. That’s the feeling we get from Columbine’s Tale. How amazingly insightful has this tour been with the beauty and talent emanating from each feature, and the wonderful themes of where creativity can take you and READ MORE

Columbine’s Tale: An Excerpt – A Story Within

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day13 This is one of my personal favourite scenes from Columbine’s Tale; a story within the story. Mina pleads Luka to tell her the tale of Allegra as she clings to life. Feel the grip and emotion… Storytelling at its best. Book Excerpt pp262-264 Long ago, when the stars still sang and READ MORE

Renaissance Activities for Young Artisans

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day12 Renaissance Activities for Young Artisans The word ‘Renaissance’ means rebirth – a new beginning after the fall of the Roman Empire. The era lasted around 250 years, starting in Italy around 1350 until around 1600. People became interested in literature, and including art and music. Here are a few Renaissance-style activities READ MORE

Step Back in Time with Historical Facts

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day11 How much fun to be able to step back into the Renaissance era with some interesting facts about Rachel’s past and the history of the Commedia dell’Arte!       Rachel Nightingale: website | instagram | facebook | twitter   And now for a special feature appearance with a review of Columbine’s READ MORE

Columbine’s Craft: Italian Renaissance Mask Making

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day9 Italian Renaissance Mask Making Craft Activity Get into the spirit of the Renaissance era by dressing up in classic medieval costumes! You may start with something as simple as the craft we have outlined below, or create a piece much more extravagant with good quality materials. The classic commedia dell’Arte masks, READ MORE

When Research Involves Dressing Up, Not Reading Books

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day8 Author Article by Rachel Le Rossignol Rachel’s fascinating recreation of the Italian Renaissance era could not be brought to life without prior knowledge and experience. So how did she capture this cultural essence and flavour so sublimely in her books? She lived it! Find out how… The best fiction takes you READ MORE

Columbine’s Tale: An Excerpt

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day7 Book excerpt – pp. 39-40 This excerpt really sums up what the second book is about, which is that Mina gradually uncovers her gifts and abilities as a story teller, and learns that these are how she will be able to restore a great damage that has been done. Sofia nodded READ MORE

A Storyteller’s Dream: The Gift of Creativity Giveaway!

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day6 The Gift of Creativity We are enticing you with the chance to WIN the ultimate gift of creativity – it’s a storyteller’s dream – with a DOUBLE book prize including Harlequin’s Riddle and Columbine’s Tale, 12 visual art designs PLUS beautifully encrusted crystal mask bookmark set! Stupefacente! Amazing! 🎭 All you READ MORE

The Storytelling Secrets of Rachel Nightingale

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day5 Today we have a fascinating interview with Rachel Nightingale to share with you; all about the development of her exciting series, the Tarya Tales Trilogy, as well as a really good strategy for aspiring series writers! Thanks Rachel! 🎭🎨🤹🏼‍♀️🎤 A powerful and dramatic story such as Columbine’s Tale would grip the READ MORE

Review: Columbine’s Tale by Rachel Nightingale

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Columbine’s Tale, Rachel Nightingale (author), Nadia Turner (cover), Odyssey Books, September 2018. Blurb: For three hundred years the travelling actors of Litonya roamed the land entertaining crowds, but secretly leaving devastation in their wake. Is Mina the only person with the power to stop them? In the ethereal otherworld of Tarya, READ MORE