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8 February 2019

Guest Interview with Liri Bahar, Author of The Birth of the Ringmaster (The Circus Book 1)

Available on Amazon UK and Amazon US

For eighteen year old Cassandra, The Golden Circus is everything. It's where she was born, it's where she grew, it's where she belongs.

I'm pleased to welcome author Liri Bahar to The Writing Desk:

Tell us about your latest book

My book is called "The Birth of the Ringmaster". It tells the story of Cassandra and her father, who had performed at The Golden Circus for years. When she turns eighteen years old, they are losing their job and force to find a new place to call their own. Cassandra's father had enough of the show business, but unlike him she refuses to fit into her new environment. 

When a new circus comes to town she sees it as her chance and run away with them, only to find out that the show business are not as glamorous as she remembers: The circus members are narrow click, the performers are amateurs, and she kept back from the spotlight. The main conflict is between the uneasy and boring reality and fake and colorful dreams. What are you rather to live, and how much will you pay to get the life you want?

What is your preferred writing routine?

I wake up at 6:30am. 7:50am I'm on the train, 8:50 final stop. This is the only time at day that I have to write. Is it my preferred? No, but I've got used to it and now I can only write on rides.
What advice do you have for new writers?

Keep writing, even if your story is bad. You can always edit your story later.

What have you found to be the best way to raise awareness of your books?

The best way I found is to ask help from more experienced authors and writers. The author community is very supporting, and they would be glad to tell you what tips and tricks helped them. 

Tell us something unexpected you discovered during your research

One of the characters in my book is Rex, the lion pet of Zack. When I first wrote down about Rex I wanted to make him evil and mean creature. When I searched for information about lions I found out that the lion is actually one of the first animals that humans kept around them, and that there were kings who kept tamed lions for entertainment. 

What was the hardest scene you remember writing?

The hardest scene for me was the end. I kept struggle what was the fitting ending for story like that, and rewrite it over and over.

What are you planning to write next?

I hope to write a sequel for "The Birth of the Ringmaster" soon. 

Liri Bahar

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About the Author

Liri Bahar was born in the holy land in 1998, and ever since couldn't stop dreaming. Over the years she found different ways to express her stories - using art, acting, and of course, writing. When she was fourteen years old she posted her own writing blog, written in Hebrew and published fanfics on You can find out more at Liri's website and follow her on Twitter @BaharLiri

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