Monday, May 1, 2017

Q&A with S. McPherson, one of the authors of the Spellbound series

Available tomorrow from genreCRAVE is Spellbound: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection.

The collection includes titles from… 

International bestselling author Jade Kerrion 
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Joanne Wadsworth 
International bestselling author Nicole Zoltack 
International bestselling author Rachel E. Carter 
International bestselling author Andrea Pearson 
International bestselling author Alicia Rades 
International bestselling author Sophie Davis 
USA TODAY bestselling author Michael J Ploof 
International bestselling author Megan Crewe 
\International bestselling author C.E. Wilson 
International bestselling author Kelly Carrero 
International bestselling author Jess Haines 
International bestselling author E. Blix 
International bestselling author Alexis Kade 
International bestselling author GP Ching 
International bestselling author Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos 
International bestselling author Dara Fraser 
International bestselling author Ash Krafton 
International bestselling author Jim Johnson 
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tom Shutt 
International bestselling author Emily Martha Sorensen 
International bestselling author S McPherson 

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Here's an interview with another of the SPELLBOUND authors…S. McPherson!

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I have been interested in storytelling since the age of 3 if not younger and I started out making up rhymes that didn’t rhyme and telling stories only I found interesting. As I got older, I moved on to writing songs and poems, telling short stories through them and around the age of eight, I developed a love for script writing and stories told through plays and movies. That kept me happy for a good few years and still does, but when I discovered Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton around the age of none or ten, I also fell in love with the stories carved in the pages of a book where the characters and places are made in my imagination, different and delightful for each and every person.

What was your first book/story published?

The first book I published was a children’s story called ‘Shania Streep wanted to Sleep’ about a little girl who goes on a nighttime adventure trying to identify a strange sound that is keeping her awake. It is book one in a ten book series called Wanted, but I have put book 2, ‘Emma Creet wanted a Sweet’ on hold, to pursue my novels.

What inspired you to write At Water’s Edge?

I was watching TV one day, a long, long time ago and I suddenly got a scene in my head: the opening scene. I didn’t know who the girl in my head was or why what was happening was happening but I saw it clearly. I wrote the scene down and then eventually forgot about it. Years later, when browsing through my computer, I came across this opening scene and was hooked. It was like the story had been simmering in my subconscious over the years because suddenly I knew who this girl was and why things were happening and the story evolved from there.

What character in At Water’s Edge is the most like you, and in what ways?

I think the character that is most like me, would be Dezaray. Like her, I experienced the loss of a loved one at age thirteen and know how such a traumatic experience can alter such a young minds perception of life and their place in it. Like her, I believe there is so much more to the world and I am open to it. I also dream of magical realms and wouldn’t mind a Milo (Dezaray’s love interest) of my own.

What is your favorite part in At Water’s Edge?

There are quite a few little scenes that made me smile and gave me goosebumps whilst writing and I truly hope they do the same for my readers. I think my favourite scene… (this is always a tricky one) … would be the scene where Dezaray and Milo are in the woods being chased by an evil warlock because it starts out all heart pounding and terrifying but ends up being really romantic. You’ll understand when you read it, haha!

What was the hardest part to write?

I think the hardest part of writing was finding a way to portray the characters persona as accurately as I could. They each had some attribute that I really wanted to shine through whether physical or emotional, and I was always aware of how what I made them do or how they did it in this book, would cement their character for the future books they appear in.

I think my hardest characters to write were Dezaray, Jude, Milo and Lexovia; more so the getting to know them and how they interact with one another and how differently each are affected by situations.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

What a sad future it would be, if I couldn’t be an author. But if not, then I would definitely be a script writer (if that’s not cheating). I still might pursue that idea one day. And if no sort of writing were involved then I think I would be a choreographer.

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

I do read reviews of my own books though how often I do has declined. I definitely take on board what people say and seek feedback, however at the end of the day, I let my heart do the writing and tell the story the way it wants.

 What well-known writers do you admire most?

I absolutely love Leigh Bardugo, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J Maas and of course the infamous J.K. Rowling.

Do you have any other books/stories in the works? 

I am currently working on a new saga involving gypsies, past lives and magical powers. I am releasing part one as a novella in the Spellbound boxed set coming out on May 2nd.

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About the Author: A speculative fiction girl through and through, Ash writes paranormal romance
and urban fantasy novels as well as poetry and short fiction. She also writes for New Adult audiences under the name AJ Krafton. Her work has won a bunch of awards and was even nominated for a Pushcart Prize. When she's not writing, she's practicing Tai Chi, listening to loud rock and metal, or crushing on supervillains.

Most recently, she's re-released her urban fantasy trilogy THE BOOKS OF THE DEMIMONDE because she never really left the world of Sophie and her Demivamps. She's also working on the next installment of her Demon Whisperer series.

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