Hi! I recently got the opportunity to read To Nowhere by C. E. Wilson. I really enjoyed the book, and C.E. was kind enough to not only agree to an interview but let me give away a copy of the book. The link to the giveaway will be after the interview so make sure to check it out and enter for a chance to win a copy!
1. Tell us a little bit about your new book, To Nowhere?
Sure thing! To Nowhere is a simple YA Dystopian where a young woman named Lyris moves into a new neighborhood and meets a very attractive, yet very strange boy at the local coffee shop. He informs her about a forbidden room in an abandoned house and seems dead-set on taking her there… that is until he starts to get to know my red-headed heroine. Needless to say, Lyris can’t resist the temptation and eventually ventures through the door of the house… and finds herself in a world she cannot even being to understand.
A world where giants are no longer creatures of fairy tales. A world where human beings are pets.
She is terrified at first, but there does seem to be at least one person on her side in this strange, upside-down universe. The boy who finds her. Brindt may be a giant, but he at least seems open to the idea of treating her like an equal. Maybe more. Either way, Lyris knows that staying in Brindt’s world isn’t a good idea because of how special her red hair makes her – or rather – how valuable her red hair makes her. She has to get home before Brindt, the one person she trusts becomes the one person who can’t let her go.
Haha, I love, love, LOVE The Twilight Zone. I get so much inspiration from this TV series, it’s insane. It comes on every year for New Year’s Eve on Syfy and I am glue to the TV. Of course, I own the entire series so I can watch it anytime I want, but it’s always fun to watch them in a different order. Sadly, I own The Outer Limits but I’ve only watched an episode or two. Having a daughter makes my time a little more crunched when I’m not writing or editing. But as far as favorites go for The Twilight Zone… is it alright if I do a top ten? I can’t help myself. I love lists!
Honorable Mention: Nothing in the Dark
10) Queen of the Nile
9) Escape Clause
8) Where Is Everybody?
7) The Obsolete Man
6) The Silence
5) The Eye of the Beholder
4) People Are Alike All Over
3) And When the Sky was Opened
2) Number Twelve Looks Just like You
1) A Nice Place to Visit
Haha, by the way, making that list was too much fun! I could add ten more, but I’ll spare people.
Ahhh, the Shakespeare retellings. That was kind of an experiment in itself. My college degree is in English Education so I’ve always had a soft spot for The Bard. I loved the Shakespeare class I took in school, because it covered a lot of his less popular plays. The plan was to take on a few of his ‘classics’ and try to show readers that Shakespeare can transcend time and can work even in the YA genre. I’ve kinda stopped working on these for a while because creativity has taken me elsewhere, but I would eventually like to release my retelling of Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew. I can never have too much Shakespeare. Haha.
Really, I’m not sure how I do it. Pretty much every time my daughter wants to take a nap, I’m running up to my office with a cup of coffee. I plunk myself down in front of the laptop and hope that she’ll give me an hour to work. Or even just thirty minutes. It’s never a lot, but I find that just 2 naps a day of at least an hour give me at least some time to get some work done. It needs to be planned. Nap one is often for promotion and nap two is usually for editing and writing. And heck, sometimes she even takes a two hour nap! Le gasp! But not too often. It’s hard for sure, but it’s totally worth it. Thank goodness for the Keurig.
When someone tells me that they bought my book and then the next day they tell me they’ve finished it. That’s the best feeling in the world. I know how much sleep I lose when I’m really into a book, so when I hear that someone is experiencing the same thing because of words I wrote? My heart warms. To know that I can put out words that can hold someone’s interest when sleep is calling is the highest honor because I know that I’m really feeling a book when I refuse to sleep until it’s finished.
What is the most challenging part of the writing/publishing process?
Never feeling like there’s enough time in the day! And that was challenging even before I had a newborn! It seems as though by the time I’m fully awake and ready to work that it’s time to get some sleep so I’m alert for the next day. I have so many works in progres and story ideas that I’ll never have enough time to get them out, especially since I’m a self-editor right now. 🙂 It’s hard for sure, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Writing books as a job was always a dream… and it’s finally starting to become a reality.
6. I’ve been lucky enough to read both books in The Punishment Sequence series, but could you describe it for my readers who haven’t read it yet? And when can we expect the third book in the series?
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, The Punishment Sequence deals with one of my favorite writing topics – size difference – or, as it is known in the community, G/t. The story follows a young man named Teague who has recently gone blind and the struggles he deals with to understand the world he’s living in without sight. Teague’s father has all but given up hope on him when he decides to call in a favor. A pixi favor. Hehe. Teague’s life starts to change after his father calls in this favor to an old friend, but he can’t even begin to understand just how different his life is about to be.
Ahh! A third book! That is another WIP. Line it up with the other twenty. I do have a plot outline for this book, and even a few earlier written chapters, but I just haven’t been comfortable enough to come back to Teague and Cailin’s world. I’ve grown and changed so much as a writer since writing the first two books that I worry that the remaining books might feel different than the others for better or worse. Which isn’t to say that the series won’t ever be finished. Even with my own works, I’m an avid reader and I have to know what happens at the end of Teague and Cailin’s epic story. Just.. I need to find time to write it.
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Author C. E. Wilson is allowing me to giveaway FIVE copies of her new book To Nowhere. To Nowhere is a great Sci-Fi, YA novel that I had a lot of fun reading. You can check out my review of the book HERE or simply click the link below and it will take you to the page on Kookie Krysp Reads where you can enter for a chance to win a copy!
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