Today I am happy to introduce author Anna J. Adams to my blog.
Tell us about your book. Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?
LANE CHANGES is the first in a series of books and is out right now.
The first one begins with Lane Meyers, Rob Holland, Samuel Seeley and friends who are high school seniors. Rob is a new student, a foster child of a local doctor and his wife, and when Lane sees him it’s love at first sight, although she doesn’t realize that yet.
Sam has known Lane since seventh grade and has been annoying her since and now begins to pick on Rob as well. As all of this is happening, Lane is trying to figure out who is leaving unwanted gifts in her locker, at her house and these soon escalate into bigger incidents as the year comes to an end. She is sure it isn’t Rob, not sure if it’s Sam or someone else. As she is dealing with trying to obtain a swimming scholarship, a fellow student who miscarries, a new boyfriend, college looming…she feels like she is going to crack under the stress.
Basically, she is dealing with many scenarios real students have to work through and as she does this, she realizes who really cares for her and who was just using her. Read more
Today I am interviewing character Sarah Talmaiz from Stan Morris’ novel Sarah’s Spaceship Adventure.
Hello, can you tell us your name and a bit about yourself.
My name is Sarah Talmaiz. I am nineteen years old. I live in the Hoop, a humongous asteroid belt orbiting around the Saif star. I was born on Marl, the inhabited planet in our solar system. I’m a shipmate on a spaceship freighter that travels between Marl and Half Shell, our home, delivering rare ores to Marl, acquiring consumer goods, and selling them at various rocks (asteroids). My job is mostly about cargo. I use a giant two-story lift to pack huge bins on huge racks, and as we approach rocks I pull and sort goods that will be sold at the rock.
Where are you from and what is it like there?
Marl has two main continents and a number of small islands. The continents are fairly close together, separated by a narrow channel. There are twenty-five hours in a day and four-hundred days in a year. The Hoop has more rocks that anyone has counted. The belt lies between the gas giant, Junior, and Marl. Read more
Adin Anderson lives in a small town where the stagnant flow of time is considered peace and quiet, but that isn’t good enough for him. He may not be a big believer in fate, but something bigger has to be out there for him. And the day he receives a random letter from an unlikely source may be it.
Today I have the opportunity to introduce Michael Mullin of Geminknight Press. I first met Michael several years ago when I read and reviewed 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf, which was a funny and clever retelling (click here to read my Goodreads review).
What book are you promoting right now? What is it about?
Simon is a YA/NA retelling of Hamlet, set in the modern day. Simon is a 19-yr-old film student who learns that is uncle (and new stepfather) murdered his dad. And yes, the ghost of his dad gives him this unfortunate news.
Tell us about your writing process. How do you fuel your writing?
I spend a lot of time in the concept/outline phase. Even with the retelling, it was important to make the story and the characters my own. I usually start with character (“who”) and develop the plot (“what” and “how”) around that. The all-important meaning (“why”) comes to light and evolves for me as those things come together.
What’s the best part of being a writer?
The truckloads of money that keep getting delivered to my house. Ok, kidding. I particularly like the idea of creating something that has a positive impact on others and that will outlive me. Legacy, I guess. Read more