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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The New YA Fiction Writer On The Block

Briefly, I thought of New Kids On The Block and had horrific flashbacks of stirrup pants, fanny packs and neon-green biker pants. My sisters would laugh, because they wore them too while rehearsing embarrassing dance routines to "The Right Stuff." Now that's done and over, let's flash forward to 2013.

As the title implies, I am the new kid on the block. Around 6 weeks ago, I was still checking my email in the hopes of hearing back from one of my submissions. Now that I've signed the long awaited contract, things have been a whirlwind. I've been introduced to many awesome authors and have been embraced by the writing community-a community I had no idea was so large. I've figured out how to blog, create author pages, a twitter account that actually has followers...it's been crazy to say the least! It's been humbling to have established authors take me under their wing and help guide me into a social media world I always assumed you had to be a cast member of the Matrix to be part of.

Evernight Teen's summer blog hop begins this Friday, June 21st. While I was invited to participate (and that would be super cool) I've opted to wait until Black Amaranth is actually released to the public before joining in an Evernight Teen blogging experience. Black Amaranth is still undergoing edits and I want readers to get the finished product instead of something that may still require some tweaking.

In the meantime, I am posting my author interview and hoping that you will tune in to the Evernight Teen Summer Blog Hop. Check it out for a chance to win a Kindle! How cool is that?


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

1.) I’m a registered nurse, mother of two daughters and wife to one awesome husband. I love Starbucks, paranormal YA and Adult fiction, indie music and am addicted to HBO.

 What inspired you to write this book?

2.) My husband, the blacksmith. The mythology and superstition surrounding the early blacksmith’s was a piece of forgotten history just begging for a story to be told.

 How did you come up with the title?

3.) Black Amaranth. Amaranth is a flower, Greek in origin and is undying thus symbolizing immortality. Titling my novel, Black Amaranth, was to stay true to the Greek meaning while adding the “Black” to evoke a dark, Gothic feel to it. 

 Give us a ridiculously simplified synopsis of your book in one sentence.
4.) Paranormal epic romance between one girl, two boys and a destiny forged in the heavens that entangle all three forever.