Tuesday, August 22, 2017
You may have noticed that for a while there I deleted this blog (maybe about two months). That's because unfortunately, I just don't have the time to manage this. However, after the past couple of weeks hearing from some of you, I realize that there are interviews and things on here that you still want to be able to check out so I brought the blog back. I figured this way those authors I got the chance to interview still have their books here for people to find, and all those pesky links I peppered throughout goodreads.com throughout the four years this blog was running still have a review to take people to.
I do not see myself posting reviews or anything to this in the near future. Again, I'm only bringing it back because a few people asked what happened and wanted their reviews up again. Every once in a while I might try and post a review or so, but for the most part, if you're interested in following what I'm reading, you can follow me on Goodreads.com. I've also put it on the right side bar so you can check all my current reads and what I rated them.
I will continue to post my reviews on Goodreads! Thank you.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
I've got another author interview!!! Read below for more information on her books and how to check them out! :)
I've got the blurb here for one of her books, Detours in Time, as well as a cover image for you guys to check out! Directly below that is the interview! It isn't mentioned, but this author and these books can be found on Goodreads and added to your shelves! :)
Feisty Tabatha, a struggling artist, and Milt, an awkward Science professor, set off on a journey to the future. What was supposed to be fun soon turns quite intense when they make discoveries about their future selves and end up on other “detours.” The two set events into action that may save one life, yet destroy another. Can these friends of completely different mindsets agree on a course of action? Can Tabatha stick to Milt’s rules of time travel? Both Milt and Tabatha struggle to witness and not participate in a place and time that is not yet their own.
Amid the backdrop of a future that reveals great wonders and horrors, Tabatha and Milt must resist the temptation to use discoveries from future technology to aid them when they return to the present. Detours in Time starts as a fantastic escape and grows to present many moral dilemmas and surprises that can either destroy the strongest friendship or bring two people closer.
Friday, June 9, 2017
My Paranormal Romance book, Bad Things Play Here, came out today!!! *Woot* Woot* I'm going to leave a few links below where you can purchase the book in either paperback or ebook form, as well as the blurb in case you've missed it!
I've also got another author interview coming at the end of the month, so keep checking back! ;)
Here are the links, as promised:
Amazon Kindle Edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071WVZLC9
Paperback Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Things-Play-Here-Chani-Feener/dp/1547026960/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1497026804&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=bad+things+play+here+chani+lynn+feener
Smashwords Edition: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/729135
Please find and add the book to your TBR's on Goodreads, and be sure to leave a review once you're finished reading! Here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35394784-bad-things-play-here
In case you want to read it again, I'm going to leave the blurb here for you guys! :) As always, questions and comments welcome! Please let me know what you all think, and go grab your copy now!!! ;)
You can’t escape destiny…
Piper Anesidora hates her last name, and the Reaper and demon infested life that comes with it. For centuries, her family has been tasked with protecting Pandora’s Box, and ensuring it’s never reopened. That’s why five years ago she ran away, hoping to build a normal life, one of her own choosing. And it worked. For a little while. But now her brother has been taken by Orpheus, a malicious soul who’s escaped from the Underworld, and if that isn’t bad enough, he’s also stolen the box. The sooner she finds her brother and stops Orpheus from unleashing hell on earth, the better. Piper wants nothing more than to return to the mundane existence she’s created for herself. That is until she’s partnered with the one guy capable of making her crave more. She’s always been told giving into sin is wrong, but her ancestors clearly never met Lust.
You can’t resist temptation…
Reece Luben takes intimate knowledge to a whole new level. As the Greek god of lust, he has a long standing reputation to uphold as a playboy, despite the fact he’s grown bored with the game. It’s been centuries since he’s cared about someone other than his maenads, so he passes the time getting people to shed their inhibitions. As one of the few beings who can sense Pandora’s Box, Reece has no choice but to help Piper find and stop Orpheus, even though he’s avoided her family since the start of his second life. But the feisty Anesidora woman makes him feel things he’s long forgotten, and what starts out as one night giving into desire turns into another…and another. What happens when the god of lust decides he’s changing the game and playing for keeps?
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
I've got another author interview for you! Groovy Lee was nice enough to answer some of my questions about her books! Here's the interview, and a link to her Goodreads.com page so you can check some of them out for yourselves! She writes clean Suspense, and Romance Suspense.
1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
A. Although I’ve been writing all my life, I decided to get serious about it during my Harlequin-Silhouette Romance phase. Those beautiful love stories inspired me to want to become a romance author, too.
2. What was the first book you ever wrote? What was it about?
A. A romance novel, of course—LOL! And it was about the usual romantic formula of conquering obstacles that get in the way of finding true love.
3. Pick a favorite character of yours that you’ve written? Why are they your favorite?
A. That would have to be Piper Banion from my first Suspense novel, ‘Cause She’s A Good Girl. That’s because she and I are a lot alike, and we’ve gone through similar hardships in life. Her mom was very abusive and told her often that she did not want her; she had to teach herself how to survive in life; she has a best friend that people mistake for her sister; she has a big, kind heart, and faces any problem in life with strong determination. (I like to think that’s me, also)
4. Pick your least favorite.
A. Piper’s abusive mom, Connie.
5. Tell us something about your book. Preferably something that’s not already in the blurb.
A. A Body Resurrected is a Thriller/Romance/with a bit of Sci-Fi woven into the storyline. Although it centers around two visitors from outer space, the story is really down-to-earth suspense, and about how far love can span the universe. It encompasses a strong female heritage that’s passed down through generations. There’s also a wonderful close-knit, protective relationship between the protagonist, Tina, and her grandmother, Bitsy.
6. What do you do when you’re not writing?
A. Music is my second love. I also try and catch up on my love for reading; I crochet; and tend to my garden. And if tennis is on, I’m glued to the television the entire season.
7. What made you decide to write in this genre? Have you thought about trying other genres?
A. I was hooked to Harlequin and Silhouette back in the day. So I love writing about the passion between a man and woman as their lives journey through obstacles towards a Happy-Ever-After. I write Suspense because I love edge-of-the-seat plots, and I tend to combine them at times. Even though I can add a bit of Sci-Fi into one of my storylines, I can’t write a book along the lines of Prometheus or Aliens. I don’t know if I have the know-how to write outside my preferred genres. If my writing imagination doesn’t take me into those worlds, then I would be no good at writing them.
8. Do you get writer’s block?
A. I’ve never met Mr. Block yet, and I sure hope I never do. But if he ever tries to sneak upon me, I’ll relax, empty my mind, and emerge myself in my other hobbies that makes me happy and will spark my imagination.
9. Are you a plotter? Or do you like to write on the edge of your seat?
A. My stories are often sparked by something someone says, or a song. I don’t really sit and think how to come up with the next book. I just write what my characters tell me to; and they will not let up until I get it right. So, I guess I’m an edge-of-seat kind of writer.
10. Are there any social media sites/blog/website we can visit to get more information about current and upcoming projects?
A. Thank-you for asking. Here they are:
11. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you and/or your writing?
A. I’d like to mention that I’m a clean writer. My books are not full of graphic violence, gory descriptions, or graphic sex. And I’d like the readers to know this in case they open one of my works and are expecting one thing and are disappointed. I really love writing and taking my readers on a journey that evokes all kinds of emotions. Please feel free to contact me at any of my social sites, I’d love to hear from you and talk about books or whatever.
Friday, May 19, 2017
I mentioned yesterday that I was doing a cover reveal and giving the blurb out over on the author blog! If you're interested, it's posted and here's a link:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
I've got another author interview coming hopefully sometime next week so check back for that! If you've been following me on Goodreads, you know what I've been reading! If you want a quick catch up, check the sidebar at the right! It'll show you the most recent reads from my Goodreads shelf and my ratings! :)
In other news, I have a book currently in the works and am hopefully doing a cover reveal tomorrow! Please head over to my author blog to see it and find out more! Thanks! :)
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Here's the blurb for the first book:
Recruited by the FBI straight out of Quantico for her intelligence and attitude.Released by the bureau for the same reasons. Now, they need her back! Six girls have washed up along the Florida Keys and four agents are dead. The bureau’s only chance is a rogue agent who flies by her own wings. It is said, “Fight fire with fire.”The bureau knows, “Fight sin with SIN.” SIN. Her name says it all: Tempting―Dangerous―Deadly
And a link to the Goodreads.com page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24579699-sin
For the second:
Back with the FBI, Sinclair “Sin” O’Malley has promised that this time she’ll play by the rules.
After a body is discovered lying on the sands of Miami Beach, she’s called in to lead the investigation. As the body count begins to rise, Sin soon realizes that she must dissect the killer’s MO by entering into a dark, twisted mind.
Sin must go head to head with a madman whose artistic vision is clouded by a nightmarish past. A killer who lives by the belief that, “Nothing gets in the way of the art.”
Pieces of the horrific puzzle link back to her friend, Charlie, and a case he solved forty-three years earlier. As confusion muddles her confidence, Sin must remind herself of the person she truly is: A righter of wrongs, an advocate for the underdog . . . the Pearl Angel of Death.
When dealing with madness, one needs to be mad. Laws must be set aside. “Rules were made to be broken.”
3.) Pick a favorite character of yours from the book(s) you're offering in the giveaway? Why are they your favorite?
5.) Tell us something about your book. Preferably something not in the blurb.
6.) What do you do when you're not writing?
Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank you, Chani. It’s been a pleasure talking with you, and I encourage everyone to subscribe to your blog. http://tempestchani.blogspot.com/
Monday, March 27, 2017
I've got another author interview and giveaway for you guys! Dennis Meredith answered a few of my questions, and has generously offered up 10 ebook copies of his book, The Cerulean's Secret! I've included the cover image, and the blurb below, and like always, everyone gets a daily FREE entry, so be sure to enter at the very bottom of this post! :)
Somebody has stolen the most beautiful cat in history!
It’s 2050, and the Cerulean cat, with its mesmerizing iridescent blue fur, is the ultimate genomic engineering triumph of the high-flying company, Animata.
Animata reaps massive profits creating and selling a marvelous menagerie of animals—including exotic crosses like cogs, dats, snurtles, alliphants, hamakeets, and feather boas. Its ultra-rich clients, however, clamor for the really spectacular specimens—dragons, unicorns. . . and now the Cerulean. The stunning cat had promised to bring billions of dollars from a corporation, a private collector, or an exhibitor.
Swept up in the theft is naïve young Timothy Boatright, a wanna-be writer and New York cabbie. He inadvertently picks up the thief and the nabbed Cerulean. The cops suspect he’s a partner in the crime.
To prove his innocence and save the cat, he tracks it down and steals it back. He ends up accused not only of catnapping but murder—fleeing the police, Animata thugs, a greedy drug lord. . . and Big Nasties! Somebody has set these 300-pound genetically engineered assassin-animals—with their three-inch fangs, razor claws, and night vision—on Tim’s trail.
Tim realizes that the Cerulean holds some explosive mystery he must solve to survive and save the cat. He must also save his friends held for ransom—the middle-aged, cat-loving former spy Callie Lawrence and her headstrong daughter Lulu, with whom Tim has fallen madly in love.
The Cerulean's Secret is a fast-paced thriller that projects today's amazing genomic technology into a future of incredible biological manipulation.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
As a quick side note, don't forget to sign up for the currently running giveaway! Here's a link to make it easier:
Taylor Clay's family isn't exactly perfect. They may look the part with the nice, big house and her dad's fancy job, but that's what's tearing them apart. That, and her dad's sudden recurring drinking problem.
Though her family is close to falling apart, she never wished for something like this to happen. She never wished for her father to drive off a bridge. Especially not while they were on vacation; especially not when her and her mom were in the car with him at the time.
She's devastated after the fact. And it isn't helping that the papers are gossiping about how the pristine lawyer could have driven off the bridge on purpose. And just when she thinks nothing could possibly make things worse, she realizes she's left alone with no relatives to care for her.
So she's alone. Her parents are dead. And she's stuck in the country her family was visiting for their vacation. She's alone in Paris.
Then Nathan walks into the picture. Funny, snarky, persistent, and sometimes, just flat out rude, he annoys Taylor to no end. He won't leave her alone, but Taylor doesn't know whether or not she should push him away.
I was 14-years old when I started writing. At first, it sort of started out as an experiment. I wanted to see if I could write a book—to see how difficult it was. I ended up loving it and couldn’t stop. I wrote one book after another!
2.) Tell us a little bit about the book you're offering for giveaway. (Preferably something not in the blurb).
I’ll tell you about how I got the idea for Alone in Paris. I got the idea for the book Alone in Paris from a picture. The picture was of a girl sitting next to a small pond. She was wearing a white dress, and more importantly, she was alone. And I just imagined there being the Eiffel Tower in the reflection of the pond.
Since I pictured the girl in the photograph alone, when I started writing Alone in Paris, I had to figure out how she came to be alone.
I wondered how she came to be alone and thought about it for a while until I came up with the idea about how she came to be by herself and why. However, the story and where it would take me wasn't obvious. I wasn't sure who my character was and where the story would go, and if I could write a contemporary since I was used to writing fantasy. I was struggling to figure out what kind of book Alone in Paris would be.
I wrote the first five chapters for Alone in Paris. But I had been working on another book project at the time, and quickly came to the conclusion that I couldn't write 2 books at once. So, I put it away, only to pick it up again 4 years later. I somehow finished it, and writing it wasn't so bad, even though it lacked battle scenes and scary creatures lol. I've actually written another contemporary book since finishing Alone in Paris.
Here is a link to a blog post to find out more: http://ashleyearleywrites.blogspot.co...
3.) Which character was your favorite to write in this book? Why?
My favorite character to write for Alone in Paris was the main character, Taylor. It’s actually funny, sometimes it was miserable to write through Taylor’s eyes because she is a very broken character that doesn’t know how to move forward with her life. Her sadness consumed me at times. But she managed to pull through and find a way to move forward because of Nathan. Taylor was my favorite character to write because she could pull me into her world and her feelings projected onto me.
4.) Which character was your least favorite? Or, if this is too hard (it would be for me!) which was the most difficult?
The most difficult was actually Nathan, because I did not want it to seem like that he was only there to make Taylor feel better. I didn’t want it to seem like that Nathan was Taylor’s only reason to move on. Taylor is stronger than that. She didn’t need a guy to help her through her struggles; she only needed someone to show her that it was possible to overcome those struggles. I wanted my readers to understand that Nathan was someone that Taylor could count on.
5.) Have you always written in this genre, and do you plan to continue? Or is there a genre you hope to one day try writing?
I’ve always written young adult books. I do, however, write different genres that are involved in young adult; such as fantasy or contemporary, etc. I’ve written a few contemporary books, but my favorite books to write are fantasy/adventure novels. I do hope to move into writing thriller/suspense novels in the future.
6.) If you were stranded on an island with only one other person, which character of yours would you want it to be and why?
I would choose a character from my current work in progress. His name is Devan, and he is so sweet and always there for the people he cares about. I’m really enjoying writing about him, so he is definitely the character I would want to have by my side if I was stranded on an island.
7.) Name one of your favorite books written by another author.
Name only one? That’s tough, but I guess I would have to say Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. He’s just SO DREAMY!
8.) Do you have any other projects currently in the works?
Currently, I am working on writing a series that is set in the Salem Witch Trials. I’m very excited about it! I hope to send the first book out to agents and publishers as soon as the first book is revised.
9.) What inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired to write Alone in Paris by a picture at first (see answer to question 2). I was 14 at the time and only wrote a few chapters before I set it aside. What inspired me to pick up the project again and finish it was several things. The scenery of Paris has always caught my attention and has always been a place I wanted to visit, but the idea of being stranded in a foreign place was what really inspired me. I also wanted to write about raw characters that could come together and find comfort in each other. So, I molded my characters and tried to make them as emotional as I possibly could.
10.) Any other comments, or things we should know about this or any other upcoming projects?
Beware the ending of Alone in Paris. I wasn’t even sure how the book was going to end until I came to the last 2 chapters.
I wanted the ending to be smooth and leave my readers satisfied with how Taylor and Nathan's story came to a close. I also wanted to leave my readers guessing with how things continued between them. I wanted to make it clear that just because the book ended, it didn't mean that Taylor and Nathan's story was over. Their lives continued on beyond Alone in Paris. While there will not be a sequel for Alone in Paris, I wanted to show my readers that my characters' story wasn't over.
11.) Any social media sites, or a website/blog, we can follow to get more information on your work?
Of course! I’m always active and love hearing from my readers and other writers!
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Hey guys! I've got another author interview, but this time it's for co-authors! Kate Luke and Rachel Rozet are the authors of the YA book, Kinda, Sort Of, which was published by The Polyethnic Publishing last month! While I haven't had the chance yet to read it myself, the book has gotten some pretty great reviews so far! If you're curious and want to check them out, and/or add this book to your Goodreads shelf, here's a link to make it easier:
Before I give you the blurb for this book, just want to give you all a reminder that there's currently a giveaway going on a few posts down! It ends with the week, so don't miss out on your chance to win a free copy of the YA Sci-Fi book, Understanding the Stars!
Camryn Moore & Jason Porter. Their names are always kinda said together, in a pair, just like that. After all, they are sort of a pair; always together. But, not together together. They’re best friends, and have been since they were 5 years old. However, in their junior year at Richmond High, these two are always being told to become a couple, or that they are a couple really. Everyone thinks and says so- even the teachers. Kinda sick and tired of the teasing, Camryn and Jason sort of come up with a plan. But, will their plan benefit them in the way they think it will? Or could it leave them both in an emotional mess, with only b r o k e n pieces of a friendship? Together, they find out the hardships of being friends, the kinks in their relationship, and something not noticed before, that could make it all worthwhile… Well… Kinda, Sort of.
Here we go...
When did you two decide to write a book together, and why?
We were both 13 years old when we decided to write the book together; for us, it was the summer between 7th and 8th grade. (Now we are 10th graders and are now both 16 years old). Rachel came to me with a few paragraphs and this very basic idea of two best friends dating. She said how she thought it would be a cool idea for a book, and wished someone would write it. That’s when I stepped in, and said we should write it. I came up with the character names and descriptions, I wrote our more detailed plot out, and KSO was born.
One night, I had this idea for a story and started writing it down as fast as I could on my computer. Later that night, Kate facetimed me for help on our math homework, and I told her about my idea from a novel. She started giving me really good advice about the story and helped me develop the first chapter. I emailed her the draft for more help and then we decided that we should both work on it as co-authors
For the most part, we didn’t really disagree on the plot/story, which was good. After that basic first idea, I wrote the plot and conflicts, and Rachel liked it, so we went from there. There were some complications with finding time to write together. It was tough when I would set time aside to write a chapter, and Rachel would be too busy to look at it because of our hectic schedules.
Being co-authors definitely had its rough moments. There were times when we were writing that we struggled with compromising on our ideas, but eventually, we created something that we both agreed on. Nothing too big in the story comes to mind, but mainly we would disagree on minor things, like specific similes or descriptions. Overall, it was still really fun to collaborate.
As I mentioned above, Rachel came to me with this idea of two best friends dating, and I instantly was hooked. I figured we needed to expand it more than just that, to make for a more interesting story, so I put my thinking cap on and came up with the rest. Looking back, I think I subconsciously used my experiences of having “guy” best friends, and being almost pressured to ‘like’ and or date them, to come up with parts of the story. Although neither Rachel, nor I, have ever exactly dated one of our guy best friends, I know, at least for me, that I imagined what it might have been like if that ever happened.
The story itself came to my mind after reading another romance novel and my own social life. A bunch of my friends hung around boys and were told that they should go out with their guy friends. Sometimes they would complain about it a lot and ask me for advice on how to deal with it, so it helped me spark up a story based around that plot line. I didn’t start that much of the story besides the basic structure before Kate joined in and we built the main characters and details of the book.
This is the first completed manuscript I’ve ever written, although there have been other projects I’ve worked on in the past. It seems as if I have always had a pen and notebook in my hand! Writing stems from something within your soul, I think, it just happens because it’s a part of you. For me, it is the most natural feeling in the world to have an idea consume me, to essentially bring itself to life from my mind. Because of that, and because of the completeness writing brings me, I most certainly plan to write again! In fact, I’m excited to share that I’ve started four actual projects, and am unbelievably happy with how they are turning out thus far!
This is the first book that I have written, and as of right now, I am writing a new novel. It is a whole new premise, so nothing of it relates to KSO. I’m almost halfway done with my first draft, and have mentioned it a couple of times to my friends, but so far, I haven’t really released anything significant about my new project. Personally, I have the plot planned out, my chapters, the characters, and the title, as well as a couple of cover ideas. I’m planning on having it published possibly next year.
It took around a year to finish the first 16-chapter draft, from when we first started. Now, the book has 24 chapters, and that draft was completed after another year of submissions and feedback. During the writing of the first draft, if one of us ever had writer’s block, we’d simply pass it off to the other to continue.
I’d say it took about 6-8 months to build our first draft. It was relatively short compared to what it is now (KSO now is about 24 chapters with an epilogue, and our first draft was 16). There were times when we had writers block, so that’s when we turned to our peers and asked what they thought the story needed. The advice helped us spark new ideas for future chapters, and when one of us got stuck, the other would continue writing.
Huh, this is a tough question! Do I have to pick just one? Haha. I guess I’d go with Jason because he is such a goofball, yet is completely endearing all the same. He is super caring and protective over Camryn, as well as is the model gentlemen (most of the time, lol). Chivalry is something you don’t see very often today, so I like that Jason is always very polite and respectful. Not to mention, he has some inner sass that I just had to incorporate, and is hilarious! Jason is pretty much just, excuse my cliché-ness, the perfect guy. My favorite character to write was probably Camryn. I didn’t know it at the beginning of the process, but I spent so much time in Camryn’s head, so much time of her in mine, she became a part of me. I think that’s why I subconsciously wrote Camryn to be a lot like myself. It wasn’t intentional by any means, but when you are around someone so much, I think something is bound to rub off. Writing Camryn came very easily- she has similar values and interests that I share. I was always daydreaming in class and coming up with scenarios before falling asleep, of her and her life. Camryn is sensitive and strong, and she made a good literary best friend when I needed to take my mind off things. In a way, she’ll always be my first real character that I created, that I loved.
My favorite character from the book is probably Jason, because he has so many different layers in his personality. I loved writing about his interactions with his friends, his dreams about his dad, and his conversations with Camryn. The way he interacts with different people, to me, really shows how extraverted he is and helps shape is character through many tough situations. Plus, I thought it was fun to write about a boy being a hopeless romantic!
Name one of your all time favorite characters from any book.
This is like the equivalent of asking me which limb I’d like to lose! I have to say Percy Jackson because he was truly my first literary love. He is funny and brave and is an unconventional hero for all the right reasons. Growing up, rereading his story innumerable times, he made me believe that despite anything going on in my life, I could change the world, and be someone else’s hero one day too.
There’s so many to choose from, but right now, probably Olly Bright from “Everything, Everything”. I just connect to him so well.
I don’t believe we will write another book together just because it can be straining on a relationship when you write with a friend, as opposed to another professional or colleague. You take things more personal when you write with a friend, and sometimes you can feel like you’re being taken advantage of, simply because of your dependability.
We both are continuing to write, but no, we are not going to be writing together. The way that we wrote KSO we aren’t able to do now because of the distance between us, since she is now in Indiana while I am in Florida. Also, we developed different stories along the way that we want to try and complete by ourselves. Personally, I loved co-authoring our novel, but I’m excited to find my own individual voice in writing.
I’m somewhat a collage of a person, as odd as that sounds. I’ve been dancing for 12 years, am a black belt in karate, paint and draw, am an avid photographer and videographer, read in excessive amounts, and act as well. Writing has been the constant in my life that I know I will treasure forever, and will keep doing until I physically can’t hold up a pen. I’m good at all those activities I mentioned, but not the best; a straight A student, but nowhere near a prodigy. What I guess I’m trying to get at is that I work extremely hard to be good in those, but writing has always come exceedingly natural. It’s my thing, and I’m thankful every day that it is.
I am a huge movie nerd- always have been. I’m obsessed with monster movies, especially shark movies (both good ones and bad ones). My dream is to create a story that can be turned into film. I love writing romance stories, because I am a hopeless romantic myself, but I’ve always been intrigued to write perhaps a trilogy, or just a stand-alone, dystopian book.
Hmm, I would probably pick either Jason or Camryn’s brother, Kyle. Jason, because he’s strong, and could most likely gather food or (attempt) to build us shelter. He also would cheer me up with some jokes. Kyle, because he is very intelligent and level-headed, and could probably figure out a way to get us off the island.
I think being stranded with Kyle, Camryn’s older brother, wouldn’t be that bad. He’s funny, creative, smart, and very protective, so I would definitely feel secure with him around.
Jason was probably the hardest to write at times, simply due to the fact that we are not high school boys. We did our best to make him as accurate as possible, based on what we do know, but have never had the experience-of having a male brain- to write about. That made writing a little bit of a struggle at times, to make sure he wasn’t too “girl-y”.
The most difficult for me would be Jacob, Jason’s best guy friend. There were so many male characters in the book, and I didn’t want to make him too stereotypical for a jock best friend. Also, I didn’t want to make him too much like Jason, or else they would just get muddled together.
My favorite scene from the book is one of the early moments- when Camryn and Jason go to hang out at the local park. It was one of the first ideas I had, to make the park their special place, because I think we all have a place we associate our best friend with. It is a sacred spot to them, and this is the first glance at how strong their friendship is. It always makes me flashback to the day I met my best friend of 12 years, Taylor, and gives me a warm feeling in my chest. The scene is very innocent and pure, and (hopefully) captures the beautiful gift life provides in a best friend. I know now, living nearly 1,000 miles away from Taylor, that I would give anything to go back to our spot, our park; the root of our friendship. This scene makes me happy and sad at the same time, and I believe there’s something special in that.
My favorite scene would have to be the Thanksgiving scene at Camryn’s house. There’s just so many different characters interacting, and emotions come out, as well as a bunch of humor. I just remember it being really fun to write about.
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I’m interested in trying out more romance, fantasy, and dystopian! Maybe even some sci-fi if I could do it justice!
My new project is romance/teen fiction- the story itself is based on romance, but there are a lot of issues and scenarios I am addressing that gives a sharp sense of reality into the book. I am interested in writing a dystopian, but I’m not sure of a clear concept yet.
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