Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Interview time =)

What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her.

In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.

She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.

Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists—which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.

In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around
Expected publication: October 31st 2012 by J. Taylor Publishing

Now on to the author interview .............

1. When did you begin writing?
I began in 2009, but I didn't write my first YA story until 2010.

2.What inspired you to write your first book?
Boredom. Yes, it's totally true. I wanted something new to do and decided to try my hand at writing. Apparently, I'm half-decent at it, but I'm 100% passionate about it. Why? I can never get bored. Every story is different and made up of different imaginary friends to keep me company!

3. How did you come up with the title?
The title, After Dark, came to me before the story. Actually, the tagline on the cover was the start of a a completely different story — a little snippet that was on a story in 140 characters ... ish. It's what happens 'after dark' (in other words, during the day) that is the crux of Mac's life. It's just perfect for the story. :)

4. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
There is a huge message, but it won't be fully realized until book 3 is published at the end of 2013 or beginning of 2014. Ultimately, the message is about responsibility and learning and growing into an adult ... even when you don't really want to.

5. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
All writers pull from experience, but sometimes, those experiences are imaginary ... things we've lived through or envisioned. They are still experiences (in my mind) whether done or not. The best part is how we manipulate the experience to fit a character's made-up life. So for me, walking into a kitchen to eat is an experience I've had ... but walking into a kitchen with an auto-illuminator and a fairy and vampire at the kitchen table is not one I've ever had. But I can write about it!

6. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in the book?
Not a thing. I LOVE how After Dark has turned out!

7.Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write, write and write more. Don't expect your first book to be your best ... or your last one, either. Just like any sport, writing takes practice. But not just practice ... perfect practice. As a kid, I was always told to practice, but to practice for improvement, not to just practice. Use coaches, guides, mentors, other authors, etc. to help yourself improve. Once you've done all these things, then, you might be ready to go the publishing route.

8. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
One simple thing: Thank you!

Im dying to get my hands on this novel cant wait !!!!

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