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Random Interview (AND RECIPE) with Liz Delton

Today I am hosting a stop on the blog tour for The Alchemyst's Mirror by Liz Delton. I beta read this book, and it is an awesome Steampunk adventure with much tea! Read on to find out more!


Petra and Maisie Everturn just want to run their family’s tea shop, but when their explorer brother Jiordan goes missing while looking for an alchemycal artifact, none of them are safe. The sisters must enlist the help of another explorer in order to find Jiordan or the artifact—before the mysterious alchemyst society finds them first. However, when one of the sisters stumbles into the clutches of the most dangerous alchemyst in the city, the race to unravel the clues becomes desperate. And when they discover the truth about the artifact, their quest to infiltrate the alchemyst’s secret society becomes a matter of life and death.


If you could design a holiday, what would it be?

Oh this is a good question. I think my favorite part of holidays is the food. I love baking and eating different food on holidays, so I think this new holiday would be like a surprise potluck. You could either stay at home and cook anything to celebrate, or go from door to door (probably limited to friends and family) exchanging meals/goodies. We’ll call it… Foodsgiving!

You win a vacation to a hotel with an amazing spa, free buffet, great view, and everything you could imagine for your perfect getaway … but the hotel is completely staffed by giant spiders. Do you accept?

Honestly, I think I would. If said spiders were paid staff, one would assume they were well-behaved, and not the eating-you kind like you might think of. I’d just stick to my room, the pool, and have a book in front of my face most likely anyway.

If you had a store, what would you sell?

Definitely books and tea. I’ve had a pipe-dream (that would probably never actually pan out) about running a book shop where tea was served.

In your opinion, which is the best space ship?

Serenity, no contest.

Teleportation or telekinesis?

Definitely teleportation. I would love to be able to travel without dealing with airports, flying, and all that.

During an alien invasion, what would be your weapon of choice?

I’m not much of a weapon person, more like a I-live-in-the-country sort of person that would just board up the house and wait til it was over! But if I had to choose, I do own and occasionally shoot a recurve bow, which I learned back at summer camp years ago.

Most RPGs have three basic classes: healers, who heal; tanks, who protect other party members from damage; and dps who damage the bad guys. Which are you? Points if you’ve actually played an RPG and can tell me about your in game character.

DPS. I used to play WoW and I was always a Hunter type character, I think mostly because it allowed you to have a pet that would fight with you. My favorite was when I had a snow leopard for a pet that I named “Monster”, and so I would just send him in to fight the bad guys while I shot my bow from afar.

What weather is your writing? A dark and stormy night? A sunshiny day?

A crisp autumn day, with a nice breeze and leaves just falling in the air.

You have to trade places with one of your characters for a day. Which and why?

Maisie Everturn. She spends most of her day in the kitchen making baked goods for the tea shop. It sounds like my kind of thing, but I’d have to make sure not to eat everything!

Would you like to try one of Maisie's recipes?


Liz Delton writes and lives in New England, with her husband and son. She studied Theater Management at the University of the Arts in Philly, always having enjoyed the backstage life of storytelling.

She reads and writes fantasy, especially the kind with alternate worlds. Liz is the author of the dystopian Arcera Trilogy, and the fantasy Realm of Camellia series, and the new steampunk novel, The Alchemyst’s Mirror. World-building is her favorite part of writing, and she is always dreaming up new fantastic places.

She loves drinking tea and traveling. When she’s not writing you can find her hands full with one of her many craft projects.

Visit her website at



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