The Inspiration Behind Disowned: A guest blog post by Sarah Addison-Fox

Today, I’m pleased to welcome author Sarah Addison-Fox to Jilligan’s Island. Sarah has recently released her book, Disowned, and I thought everyone would like to know the inspiration behind it.

Read on to find out!

What Inspired the Story?

Yikes! Answering this question is really hard! Because I’m a ‘Panster’ and I really create what I write on the fly, Disowned really just sort of happened. I kid you not. I had an opening scene, two names, and a question I wanted to answer….


What would happen if a slave girl tossed away was shown a different life?


As soon as I asked this question, Celeste’s journey began with her introduction to a family willing to hide her even though harboring a slave would bring them trouble.

I wanted to show the differences between the two countries both with very different religious structures, one country that values human life, and another which traps slaves in an inescapable system.

So, I guess if I had to pin my inspiration down to one thing, it would be wanting to write about Celeste’s struggle for freedom, emotionally, spiritually and physically. For me Celeste represents so many girls who have been tossed aside, stepped on or mistreated. Celeste’s story is only beginning in Disowned, like so many she is searching for her place, and desperately trying to find value and purpose to her life.

Over the course of the Allegiance series, there will many trials as Celeste battles to find the freedom found only in God’s love.

Want to know more about disowned?
Two countries, two choices, one life. When Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea, a country filled with technology and wealth, she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.
After escaping her new owner, Celeste awakens in the home of an Etraean soldier, sworn to protect the fragile peace. For Corporal Mick Haynes, life is simple. Follow the rules, do your job and work your way up the ranks. Getting shot and finding a wanted slave at his family’s farm wasn’t part of the plan.
When a Kyraenean bounty hunter locates Celeste, Mick’s loyalty will be stretched to the limit.
With war on the horizon, Celeste faces two impossible choices. Both securing her freedom, but both at a cost she could never have imagined. Will Etraea provide the freedom she’s longed for or shackle her to an entirely new master?
Sarah Addison-Fox is a New Zealand-born home-schooling mother of two who
loves action-packed, clean, fantasy with strong heroines. She has an astonishing
amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer
somewhere, and has a husband who, after 27 years, can still make her blush.
When she’s not working on both her YA fantasy series’ she can be found
fangirling on Goodreads or sending GIFs on Twitter.

Sarah Addison’s Official Website:

Social Media Links:
Instagram: sarahaddisonfox/
Twitter: @Saddisonfox
To Read more about Disowned, check out the Full blog Tour schedule!

Jan 2nd: Book Review – Unicorn Quester –
Jan 3rd: Post Written by Host Blogger – SKG Fun –
Jan 4th: Guest Post from Author, Sarah Addison Fox – Teens n Tiaras –
Jan 5th: Book Review – Ashley Bogner –
Jan 6th: Author Interview – Karyssa –
Jan 7th: Post Written by Host Blogger – Anna –
Jan 8th: Book Review Abigail –
Jan 9th: Post Written by Host Blogger – Abi-
Jan 10th: Giveaway – Annie –
Jan 11th: Giveaway – Jaye –
Jan 12th: Book Review – Angel –
Jan 13th: Post Written by Host Blogger –  Anna –
Jan 14th: Book Review – Hannah –
Jan 15th: Interview – Kate –  –
Jan 16th: Guest Post from Author – New Authors -
Jan 17th: Book Review – Audrey-
Jan 18th: Book Review – Kellyn –
Jan 19th: Guest Post from Author – Liv –
Jan 20th: Author Interview – Medomfo –
Jan 21st: Book Review – Victoria –
Jan 22nd: Post Written by Host Blogger – Jebraun –
Jan 23rd: Review – Chloe –
Jan 24th: Review – Kiara
Jan 25th: Author Guest Post – J.M. Hackman –
Jan 26th: Book Review – Lelia –
Jan 27th: Author Interview – Riley –
Jan 28th: Review – Sarah –
Jan 29th: Review – Shay –
Review – Jessi –
Jan 30th: Guest Post from Author – Lands Uncharted-
Jan 31st: Spotlight Post – Raechel –