Welcome to Insightful Mind’s stop on the Alight Tour! :)
Today I will be bringing you a Guest Post from Author K.C. Neal & a Giveaway! :)
K.C. Neal’s Guest Post: What the Heck Is a “Pyxis?”
Since my book released, I get asked all the time: What does “pyxis” mean? And I have to admit, I kind of like having a mysterious book title. I like making people learn new words! :) Before I wrote Pyxis, I’d never heard the word before. I started browsing thefreedictionary.com – I usethis website all the time, it’s an awesome resource – looking for Latin or Greek words that had to do with medicines or potions. I stumbled across the word “pyxis,” which is the name of a constellation and also “a small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines.” When I read that definition it was one of those perfect writing moments where the clouds part and the stream of white light shines down. I knew this would be a key word in the story, as well as the title of the book.
In the book, main character Corinne comes into possession of a box containing mysterious colored liquids. Thinking the liquids are food colorings that her grandmother made, she uses them to dye the frosting for her bake sale goodies. But when her bake sale customers start acting strangely toward her – paying her a lot more attention than usual – she begins to suspect the pyxisholds something much more powerful.
In this excerpt, Corinne and her best friend Angeline are trying to figure out exactly what it is they’re dealing with.
Also by K.C. Neal
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Plan on reading them? A fan of K.C. Neal?
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