I read the book, The Secret of Life by Nobel Prize Winner John Watson and my mind went crazy with all the future applications of genetics. Then I thought about what would happen if things went really, really wrong. Thus the Confederation Chronicles were born.
When I started it, I knew it would be a trilogy. Just one more to write!
Keep writing, don’t get too caught up on marketing your first book. Write the next one, and the one after that, and then the one after that. If after 10 books, you are still not selling, then you can stress about marketing.
When a reader says they can’t wait to read the next book, it is the best. That means they are a fan and fans are golden.
I think I have always been telling stories, but I got serious about it four years ago and haven’t looked back since.
Jane Austen, she was a female in a male dominated publishing world and made it. Agatha Christie is another big influence. I think these two gals are the reason why all of my books have some romance and mystery in them.
The feedback from readers and getting to meet and work with other writers is awesome.
I teach math and science to teenagers, chase my toddler around the park, love to travel and have taken up boxing for over a year now. It is a fantastic workout, a great way to get out frustrations and helps me write authentic fight scenes!
The romance in the Confederation Chronicles is sweet, sometimes steamy, but never explicit. It is told from both Rose and Flynn’s points of view. So in the first book, you get to see them fall for eachother without realizing their feelings are returned. In the second book, that relationships gets really tested and in the final book, you can expect to see that love grow even stronger.
I think it is fair to say that is you like The Hunger Games, The Uglies and Matched you will enjoy this book. What sets my series apart is that it is told from two different points of views and one of those is the perspective of someone in the ruling class which isn’t often done in Dystopia.
(A) The best way to relax after a hard day is… with a cold drink-think Happy Hour!
(B) Some day I will learn how to… sew, it would so come in handy.
(C) When I finish reading a good book, I always walk away feeling… disappointed it is over.
(D) Although it is challenging, I am very proud of my self when…I keep my Spanish in practice.
(E) The world would be a better place if… everyone ate more chocolate.