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Author Interview: Alicia Gaile and Trial by Song!

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Why Words Work

I have a very special guest today on Why Words Work! With a story that has been over ten years in the making, this author has worked so hard to bring her book out into the world. As soon as I saw her over on my Twitter, I knew that I had to interview her and find out just how she did it.

Today I am interviewing Alicia Gaile!

A Creative Writing graduate, a creative thinker, and a YA fanatic. Alicia is a writer who loves everything fantasy. Writing YA short stories and novel, Trial by Song is her first completed novel, which debuted earlier this year.

So, without further ado, let’s see what she has to say!

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