I just wanted let you know that I was interviewed by Ally Shields… see the interview here. It was so fun answering some questions about my writing process and about Creeper. Just FYI, I’m almost to the end of that series – Creeper, Ava’s Quest, are available now, and Last Mage Standing is about halfway written. I hope to have it to you this fall (or winter, depending on how the Day Job goes)!
I was also interviewed last month by Anastasia Pollack — which was very cool, since she’s actually a character in Lois Winston’s mystery series — about Darkest Space If you missed it, that interview is here.
I did get Blood Descendant (a new stand-alone that’s a little dark) back from the editor, so as soon as I get the cover done, I’ll let you know…
Both interviews were a blast, and I would love it if you would stop by and leave a comment! Again the link for Ally’s interview is here. I have to admit her books look amazing. I’ve put the first one on my To Be Read list.
I hope you enjoy these… leave a comment and let me know!
For all of you reading the Crowns Peak series – CREEPER, AVA’S QUEST, and soon-to-be-finished (I hope) LAST MAGE STANDING, have you ever wondered about the history of Ava’s home?
I have to admit, I have, and while writing last weekend, I discovered a bit more of it…
Following is an excerpt of the rough draft:
According to the one history class Ava had taken during her time at the king’s mage school, these highborn manors and the palace complex itself had been built on the bones of the old settlement when the Aeronswell family assassinated the previous monarchy for using the lowborns’ life-energy to for some nefarious purpose. Her teacher at the time, Mage Bennet, claimed that all the names of that monarchy and the spells themselves had been erased from the minds and records of Crowns Peak by the Aeronswells.
The dragon knew better.
Dragon’s Apprentice Ava has a lot more secrets in this book. Secrets that could hurt her friends, secrets that could destroy her dead father’s family, and secrets that could ruin the current monarchy of Crowns Peak.
I’m excited to find out which ones she keeps and which ones she lets slip!
How about you?