Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Prague - stepping back in time...


Welcome to Prague! The most beautiful city I've ever seen! And for a fantasy writer - it is a dream!  (The castle above was the inspiration for Walt Disney's Cinderella's castle.) Truly - it's like stepping back in time: winding, narrow, cobblestone streets, castles, bridges, ancient statues - the city is amazingly beautiful!  





The astronomical clock, below, was built in 1410.  It is the world's oldest astronomical clock that is still operating. It measures the day, the month, the zodiac, the lunar cycle, the solar cycle, the seasons - I can't even remember what all it does! It's crazy, when you think about when it was built!



The clock tower was the inspiration for the Berjerac clock tower in my book, THE MIDNIGHT SPY. It was so awesome to see it in person!


There are SO many gorgeous vistas in Prague, it's impossible to capture the ambiance with a single photo. The very famous Charles Bridge below:




The picture above is taken from the Castle District looking back toward the Vltava River and Old Town. 

Below is the gatehouse from the Charles Bridge to the Castle District (and my daughter, Carly.) For some reason, to me, it looks like the entrance to Diagon Alley. :-)





The streets are all cobblestones and the architecture is fascinating - why they call it the City of a Hundred Spires! St. Vitus Cathedral below.





Well, Friends, that's it for today. If you are planning to travel to Europe, Prague is a must-see destination. Fabulous! Perhaps my favorite city in the world (or what I've seen of it!)

Check back - more pictures coming soon! We're back to London tomorrow and then on to Edinburgh!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Destination: Prague


Hi Guys!

Exciting news in Kikiland - I'm headed to Prague next month! Yes, THAT Prague - the City of a Hundred Spires. Castles and cobblestones, baroque buildings and gothic churches - a faerie tale city! (Which you know I love! :-)




And the location of the fantastical, amazing, beautiful astronomical clock that was the inspiration for the Berjerac clock tower in THE MIDNIGHT SPY! I can't wait to see it in person!



My daughter is studying abroad in London so I am going to visit her. From there we are going to Prague and then to Edinburgh, where, as some of you might know, the Stone of Destiny is housed - (better known as the Stone of Tara in THE TORN WING.) The Stone of Destiny is the coronation stone used to crown the kings and queens of England since 1301.

So - check back next month and I'll be posting about my trip! Who knows? Maybe there will be a new story set in Prague or Scotland coming out next year.....

And don't forget about my GIVEAWAY over on Goodreads - I'm giving away signed copies of all my books - see below to enter.



More soon!
~Kiki


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The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Ring

by Kiki Hamilton


Giveaway ends May 25, 2017.

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The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton

The Torn Wing

by Kiki Hamilton


Giveaway ends May 25, 2017.

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The Seven Year King by Kiki Hamilton

The Seven Year King

by Kiki Hamilton


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The Faerie Queen by Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Queen

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The Midnight Spy by Kiki Hamilton

The Midnight Spy

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The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

The Last Dance

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Book Giveaway - ALL my books!



Hi Guys!

I'm giving away signed copies of ALL my books over on Goodreads! Check it out by clicking on the links below:



Goodreads Book Giveaway


The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Ring

by Kiki Hamilton


Giveaway ends May 25, 2017.

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at Goodreads.


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Goodreads Book Giveaway


The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton

The Torn Wing

by Kiki Hamilton


Giveaway ends May 25, 2017.

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at Goodreads.


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Goodreads Book Giveaway


The Seven Year King by Kiki Hamilton

The Seven Year King

by Kiki Hamilton


Giveaway ends May 25, 2017.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway


The Faerie Queen by Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Queen

by Kiki Hamilton


Giveaway ends May 25, 2017.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway


The Midnight Spy by Kiki Hamilton

The Midnight Spy

by Kiki Hamilton


Giveaway ends May 25, 2017.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway


The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

The Last Dance

by Kiki Hamilton


Giveaway ends May 25, 2017.

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Good luck!
Kiki

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Monday, January 2, 2017

My Thankful Thing for today

    *Puget Sound with the Olympics in the background. Photo by Kiki Hamilton 2017

Snow covered mountains are my thankful thing for today!

What's yours?

Kiki

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year and my thankful thing for today!

    

       *January skiing at White Pass, Washington. Photo by Kiki Hamilton 2016

Happy New Year!!!
Wishing you happiness, health and joy in the upcoming year!

One of my goals / resolutions, (whatever you want to call them), is to be thankful every day this year - for the little things (like a sunny day) and the big things (like newly published books)! And I plan to be posting a lot of them here - to send them out into the Universe so they expand and multiply!

So for my thankful thing today - I took a hike through a park with a beautiful river and two waterfalls hidden in the very center of the town where I live. It was about 37 degrees out and my iphone quit working after a couple of pictures but here you go! 

I am thankful to go hiking in this beautiful space with my daughter and her college roommate, Emily, who is visiting from Pennsylvania, (but who I didn't get a picture of because my phone quit!) Nature's beauty makes me feel renewed and inspired! Enjoy!






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