Friday, 1 July 2016

Q & A with Lance Erlick

Resilience 
Regina Shen #1
by Lance Erlick

Abrupt climate change melted ice caps and flooded coasts. Regina Shen is an outcast condemned to live on the seaward side of barrier walls. A hurricane threatens to destroy Regina’s world, tearing her from sister, mom, and home.

The World Federation’s notorious Department of Antiquities polices barrier walls and suppresses knowledge from the past. Regina thrives on salvage from sunken cities, including illegal print books from before the Federation. With photographic memory, she defies Antiquities by reading books not available in the Federation. Antiquities claims Regina has unique DNA that could single-handedly stop human extinction. It's too bad she doesn't trust them enough to barter fairly, let alone with her life.

As the storm worsens, Antiquities and their allies doggedly pursue Regina. Does she have the resilience to survive the storm and avoid capture while hunting for family? 

Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 15th 2015 by Finlee Augare Books

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Lance Erlick likes to explore intriguing worlds with mostly strong female characters you can relate to, as they are thrust into extraordinary situations. He writes character-driven, action-packed, science fiction thrillers full of twists and turns.

He is the author of the Rebel series. In those stories, Annabelle Scott is forced to become a warrior to enforce laws she believes are wrong. This year Lance released the Regina Shen series. This series takes place after abrupt climate change leads to the Great Collapse and a new society under the World Federation. As an outcast, Regina must fight to stay free and help her family. Lance is also the author of short stories and novelettes.


Q & A with Lance Erlick

1. Tell us a little bit about your main characters. 
As an outcast, Regina Shen has grown up in the swamps on the seaward side of barrier walls built to keep her and others like her out. She lives with her often-absent mother and younger sister. She has a beloved teacher who has picked up on Regina’s eidetic memory, an ability to quickly absorb illegal print books from before the Federation. When Regina isn’t in school or watching her sister, she’s diving salvage from sunken cities for anything to barter for survival. Already, she recovered a well-preserved hunter’s crossbow that she has become adept with. She is the quintessential survivor, but now faces a hurricane that threatens to destroy her entire world and agents who are chasing her.

Chief among the agents is Inspector Joanne Demarco, who was born an outcast and has fought her way to the top of the feared Department of Antiquities. Her job is to destroy all artifacts from before the Federation and keep the peace. Then she discovers that Regina’s DNA could prevent a worldwide fertility collapse and the extinction of humankind. Demarco is an opportunist who seeks to use Regina for personal gain, but she’s not the only one.

2. Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
The cover designer for the Regina Shen series is Donna Harriman Murillo. She has a large portfolio of young adult and fantasy covers and has done a great job coming up with a set for the Regina Shen series. She has also updated the covers for the Rebel series, which are now listed on Goodreads.

As part of the cover design process, I provide her with a long synopsis of the book, a description of the characters, and some of the major themes of the story. From that, she comes up with a draft cover that presents her idea of a cover. We go back and forth until we are both satisfied with the presentation. Then we wrap it up. She has been great to work with.

3. Describe your ideal writing spot.
Creative writing for me happens in two parts. The idea part grabs me when I’m doing anything but writing. Sometimes when I’m driving; often in the middle of the night I wake up with ideas or entire scenes, which I scribble in the dark on a pad by my bed. The actual drafting of the story I do on a laptop.

I wrote my very first book on a pad of paper and when it came time to edit I decided to move on to another project rather than investing in typing it up. From there, I decided never to do that again. So now, I write on a laptop in a room where I can control the distractions.

4. What is the best advice you have been given?
The best advice I’ve received was to write what I was passionate about instead of trying to write what might be popular today. When I’ve run into roadblocks and hurdles, such as writing from the opposite gender, I’ve stepped back and asked myself whether this is really the story I want to write. If the answer is yes, I dive in.

5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I first got the bug to write when I was eleven. I’ve jumped in and stepped back at various times, but always come back to this passion. If it wasn’t writing, I’ve always been fascinated by science and history. I actually started college in physics, but that didn’t last. Today, I wish I’d given it a bit more time, but at that time I switched into political science and continued my fascination with history.

6. Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
There’s no substitute for reading a book in paper for me. However, when I get tired of sitting, which happens with all of my writing, I enjoy being able to read an ebook while pacing for a change. Also, I’m out of space for print books and hate to part with them. That hasn’t been a problem with ebooks.

7. If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
A time-slip would be great, where I could step out of the time stream for a bit of relaxation or as time to read or finish a project. Then I could re-enter the time stream where I left off. It would be great to have an extra eight hours in a day. Unfortunately, I’m guessing if I had this, so would everyone else and that wouldn’t help.

8. What book are you reading now?
The Rise of Rome by Anthony Everitt. I just started it so I don’t have an opinion yet, but the topic of Rome fascinates me, particularly the Republic.


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Q & A with Vignesh S.V

Adventures of Dollar Right
by Vignesh S.V 

Even a most faithful friend might go away when misunderstanding pops into their friendship. Dollar Right, the most innovative and creative boy who plans and does his work to keep his daily life interesting. Bash, the strong boy who hits and then speaks. Repy, the intelligent and brilliant girl who thinks twice before doing anything. This is all about these three friends, who are just the teenagers managing to win some competitions and ending up to be the saviours of the world. Later under some unavoidable circumstances these three gets separated due to misunderstanding. From nothing to lose situation, Dollar Right manages to stand at the edge of the world and comes back with few adventures to save his friends and save the world. How he is coming out of his own trouble and how he is going to make his friends understand is the story all about.

Paperback, Indian Edition, 101 pages
Published May 12th 2016 by Authorspress

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Vignesh S.V., poet and a novelist, born on November 6, 1991 in a sweet town called Salem, India. He started his writing career by writing friendship proposals and greeting card quotes. A dream turned down him to explore his creativity with short stories while he was 15. With some encouragement from his classmates which was enough spark to lit up fire in him to write novels. He started writing his novel at the age of 17. Besides writing Vignesh spends time in playing chess and cricket. He is currently working as a software engineer in a private organization. He is more concerned about bringing right morals to the right people, which we would see in his future endeavours. He can be contacted at authorvigneshsv@gmail.com.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7210414.Vignesh_S_V
Website: http://vigneshsv.weebly.com/
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Q & A with Vignesh S.V

1)Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
 Dollar Right, the most innovative and creative boy who plans and does his work to keep his daily life interesting. Bash, the strong boy who hits and then speaks. Repy, the intelligent and brilliant girl who thinks twice before doing anything. William Twin the terrifying criminal in the world, who wants to rule the world. There is a suspenseful main character in book which I don't want to reveal now.

2)Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
 I had cover designer from the publishing service. They sent me a cover design and I was not happy with it. I gave them few suggestions in it, also I explained the route to the travel which the Hero uses in the story. They used that map as the colorful background and gave me a wonderful output as the cover picture.

3)Describe your ideal writing spot.
 Nothing is better than home. My room in my home where I can spend my time in penning my novels.

4)What is the best advice you have been given?
Becoming an author is a God's gift. Keep writing till the very end.

5)As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Lol. When I was a child I wanted to be a doctor. I was good at studies but I was not much focused on it so I did not have enough scores to join a medical college.

6)Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
Though Ebooks are more comfortable. I stay with the traditional way, I prefer paperbacks.

7)If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
I have an idea on writing such fiction story. Hope you will get your answer at that time. (Secrets can't be revealed)

8)What book are you reading now?
'The Superhero Soul' by my old school buddy - Dilip Bathija



Sunday, 26 June 2016

Q & A with Liz Keel

Enlightenment
The Driel Trilogy Book 1
by Liz Keel
Joemel Requeza (Illustrator)

After losing everything, all seventeen-year-old Thea wanted was to be a normal teenager. Instead, she was attacked by a mysterious creature she thought only existed in fairy tales. Now thrown into the unknown realm of Faey, Thea is forced to determine the difference between reality and fantasy, in a world ruled by a dark elite and a society wracked by intolerance and preju After losing everything, all seventeen-year-old Thea wanted was to be a normal teenager. Instead, she was attacked by a mysterious creature she thought only existed in fairy tales. Now thrown into the unknown realm of Faey, Thea is forced to determine the difference between reality and fantasy, in a world ruled by a dark elite and a society wracked by intolerance and prejudice.

With the support of her new friends and a mysterious dark haired, blue-eyed guardian watching her every move, Thea will discover that when it comes to Faey, nothing is what it seems. Will her courage and desire to save this new world from darkness be enough? Or will Thea be the next victim to fall to the dark whispers of fate...

Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published April 18th 2016 by Fire Quill Publishing

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January 10, 2017




I live in Surrey, England, with my husband, Richard, and our two children.

For me, writing is nothing short of an addiction and I love to catch up with my characters and continue their story.
I’m currently writing the third book in the Driel trilogy - End Games, and have lots of other stories I want to write, so watch this space!

In-between writing, I LOVE to read. Anything YA & NA fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi and romance are all firm favourites of mine.

It is such a privilege to share my stories with you the reader. Thank you enough for taking the time to find out more about me.


Q & A with Liz Keel

1. Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
The main protagonist is a seventeen year old girl called Thea whose life is turned upside-down when she’s thrust into the unknown world of faey. Being forced to determine the difference between reality and fantasy would be enough of a challenge for even the strongest of individuals to face, however she soon finds the world she’s entered is ruled by a dark elite causing their society to be wracked by intolerance and prejudice. Thea tries to handle all the life throws at her with strength and grace and finds support from those around her including Eli and Isaac, her trusted guardians who would give up their lives for her.

Minen, the adversary, is one twisted individual. Totally obsessed with his elitist ways, his cruelty knows no bounds and is something Thea must face time and time again.

2. Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
An illustrator called Joemel Requeza who is brilliant! He totally took my thoughts and ramblings and made Thea come to life, so much so when I first ‘met’ Thea, it was like looking back at the exact same person who had been in my head talking to me for the past two years. It is certainly surreal seeing your characters staring right back at you!

3. Describe your ideal writing spot.
Definitely the summer house in my garden a.k.a ‘the writing shack’. It’s quiet and secluded. Night time is also very influential in my writing as there are no distractions, just the darkness around me which helps me get immersed in the stories I’m writing.

4. What is the best advice you have been given?
Whatever life throws at you, never give up on your dreams. I think in today’s society with all the crazy things that are happening, as well as in our personal lives, you have to remain true to yourself and what you believe in.

5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher and I’m still one now! Currently I teach five and six year olds who are like sponges, absorbing everything you say and I have to say it’s one of the best jobs in the world – watching young children achieve their potential is so rewarding.

6. Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
This one is a battle I’m still having with my husband to this day! I’ve always been a hard core fan of paperbacks – the smell and feel of a book can’t be beaten. But then he bought me a kindle for my birthday, trying to convince me it was the way forward and a more practical option, especially considering how much I read and how quickly. I have to say I see what he means; being able to purchase a book at any time of the day or night and not wait for delivery, or a bookstore to be open, is brilliant although it isn’t helping my book addiction lol! So getting back to the question - which one is best? Eerr…! I still can’t decide and would say any reader probably needs both in their life.

7. If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
Oooh! Definitely flying! How cool would that be?! To go where you want, when you want and with no restrictions!

8. What book are you reading now?
The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and although I’ve just started, I’m enjoying the fast pace and intriguing characters.



Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Q & A with Moran Chaim

Human Again 
Cryonemesis Book 1
by Moran Chaim 

An Israeli soldier awakens 300 years after dying in combat on 2006. He finds himself in an underground shelter-city beneath the Judea mountains where the survivors of a major climate crisis live. 

Now, he'll have to find his new place in the world, while fighting for the survival of the city that's facing a vicious radical group.

Kindle Edition, 147 pages
Published June 6th 2016






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Read It & Reap:  January 8, 2017




Moran Chaim is an Israeli born writer. He holds a BFA in cinema and screenwriting and participated in the second Israel-Lebanon war as a Navy soldier. Human again is his debut novel and the first book of the Cryonemesis series.

                                       Q & A with Moran Chaim

1. Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
Roy - the main character, is an IDF soldier who died during battle in 2006. He's been cryo-frozen for 300 years without him knowing it, so when he wakes up in the future he's alone and scared. Roy has the power and skills to help the city's security issues. But after dying once already he's reluctant to help in that way. The mystery of why he was brought back and what should he do drives him to find answers and allies in the city.

Padma - she's the president of the city. As a motherly figures she takes care of the sanity and security of the people living underground as a first priority. She needs Roy as a former soldier but she's also tough on him because he's not so submissive at first.

I can't reveal anything else without spoiling the story :)

2. Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
An amazing designer called Eloise J Knapp who's an author herself. Doing the cover design is one of the most fun parts because you get to see your vision alive graphically. Like it's already the final book. I try to have a very specific image in my mind and get the cover ready just after I finish with the first draft. It's a great motivator to see the cover already waiting for you to finish up and it's good for enticing beta readers in an early stage.

3. Describe your ideal writing spot.

Its has to be pretty quiet. In early plotting and sketching stages I like to write outside at the park using pen and paper. Later any quiet place with a desk and a chair could do just fine. Because the world is filled with distraction and notifications. I prefer writing early in the morning before everyone wakes up.

4. What is the best advice you have been given?
Persistence, persistence, persistence. Success come to those who keep on trying.

5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to make movies. From an early stage I used to direct my brothers and film it with my grandpa's camcorder. I went to a film summer camp and after school film activities. As a kid I used to watch Disney movies 3-4 times in a row. I also loved behind the scenes videos about how they create stunts and explosions in action movies. Later in life I applied to film school at the Tel Aviv university and realized that I actually wanted to write movies. But it's a tough business so I'm trying my luck with novels currently. Hopefully they'll turn into movies some day :)

6. Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
No preference :) I was born in the 80's and grew up to the internet era so I'm fine with all formats.

7. If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
Make stupid people smart in an instant. They are so annoying sometimes.

8. What book are you reading now? 
I read "Compass of Zen" by Zen Master Seung Sahn. I've been practicing Buddhist meditation for 4 years now, and this book talks about the fundamentals of Buddhism and zen especially. Without it I'd be a totally different person.




Thursday, 9 June 2016

Q & A with Mark Benjamin

A Change Of Heart
by Mark Benjamin 

Bullied his entire life, orphaned university graduate, Gabriel Harper, is bitten by a Royal vampire moments before sunrise, transforming him over the course of six terrible and exhilarating nights into a hybrid—human by day, vampire by night.

Just as he learns to come to grips with what he has become, the Silver Legion—a covert, vampire-hunting organisation—kidnap him and his three friends, forcing them to join their clandestine crusade; however, they remain unaware of Gabriel’s nature until it is too late.

Each choice made sets in motion a turn of devastating events—from love-triangles and fratricide, lust and betrayal, broken dreams and the thirst for power, vengeance and the spilling of blood defines victory.

A Change Of Heart is set primarily in the fictional City of Penance; interweaving the lives of Legionnaires, humans and vampires in the course of a year. 

Kindle Edition, 476 pages
Published May 29th 2016 by Mark Benjamin

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Q & A with Mark Benjamin

1. Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
Here, I'll talk about three characters: one for the humans, the Silver Legion as well as the vampires.

Gabriel is the main protagonist in The Royal Blood Chronicles series. An orphan, his home life is terrible owing to his alcoholic and abusive uncle, with his aunt being the only good thing at home. Gabriel is also a loner, having few friends, but the vampire bite changed his life for the better and worse concurrently. Along the way, he's recruited by the Silver Legion, vampire hunters, and he has to come to grips with battling vampires whom he now considers part of his race.

Within the Silver Legion, I choose Arthur as one of their main characters. A Captain within the Dark Knights, the night warrior arm of the Silver Legion, his rise up the ranks is unprecedented in their history. With an ego and ambition larger than his Elder Superior forebearer, his hatred for vampires and their sympathisers knows no bounds.

Among the vampires, I choose Adara as their main character. Beautiful yet deadly, she is the only female Royal Vampire left in the world. She also falls for Gabriel, though the fact that he's in the Silver Legion provokes a barrier she knows she will not cross.

2. Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
I have the book cover in mind whilst writing, and once the book is done, this could change completely or have a few changes here and there. I discuss the cover with my wife, Lucy, and together, we choose the layout and have it done.

3. Describe your ideal writing spot.
In a room. Alone. I don't care whether I'm at my desk or lying in bed, but I have to be alone with no distractions. Perhaps the fact that I talk out loud or sometimes jump up and pace around needs solitude, or I'd be locked up in an asylum!

4. What is the best advice you have been given?
Never, ever, give up!

5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a soldier in the special forces. I grew up watching Rambo, Van Damme and Arnie, so my choices were skewed towards that direction.

6. Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
That's a difficult one. I prefer reading paperbacks because of the actual holding of a physical book, but I also like ebooks as you get to carry them wherever and I can read them in bed whilst Lucy is asleep without turning on the lights.

7. If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
I would choose Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray's powers of immortality. To never age and never get physically hurt would be the best. Again, I think childhood job of being a soldier comes into play here!

8. What book are you reading now?
I'm currently reading a fantasy book and a comedy book.



Monday, 6 June 2016

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1)Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors so when Rock Addiction came up on Netgalley I knew I had to read it. I was not disappointed!

Molly Webster has tried to put the past behind her by living a very structured life away from the spotlight, because her childhood was marred by a hideous scandal that tore her family apart. Then Molly meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed rock star who is every girl's dream. Can she resist his offer for one amazing night knowing one will not be enough?

Molly has put her life back together after her terrible childhood. She has a very quiet life and likes it that way. It helps to keep the past from creeping back in. Fox has his own demons he tries to keep buried. His life as a rock star keeps him in the spotlight with the media always on his tail. When one night extends to one month, how can Molly possibly give him up? Fox has become an addiction she doesn't want to break. Can they overcome the fears that have haunted them? Nalini Singh is the master of a steamy romance novel whether it be Paranormal or Contemporary. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Q & A with Tash McAdam

Blood in the Water (Warp Weavers 0.5)
by Tash McAdam

There have always been warps—tears between realities—and they’ve always been a threat to humanity. Most people are blind to them. But Hallie’s eyes are opening. Now that she’s going to school at the Protectorate, she’s learning there’s more to life than fun and games.

The truth is, she’s just become part of Earth’s only shield against the monsters of the warps. Before, she didn’t think she was anything special. Now, yanked from her relatively normal life, she realizes that she doesn’t have a choice.

When the emergency alarm sounds, calling everyone in the school to arms, even the young and inexperienced are needed. As one of the warp weavers—capable of closing the warps and stopping the monsters—Hallie must now work to save lives. And she must do it in the most complicated situation she’s ever experienced. Because there are sea serpents in the Thames, and Hallie has to close the doors that are letting them in.

The problem is, they’re underwater, and they’re hungry.

Now everyone is relying on her, and Hallie must find a way to do her job—with a brand new partner—before it’s too late. Because if she fails she’ll die, along with everyone who’s depending on her.

Don't miss this prequel to Tash McAdam's new series, Warp Weavers, coming in 2016. 

ebook, 40 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Glass House Press (first published July 7th 2015)

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SLAM (The Psionics 0.5)
by Tash McAdam 

Telepaths, torture, mindwipes ... the Institute has it all, and they use each of their brainwashed children as weapons, the way they see fit. To control society, repress its people. To make certain that they stay in power, no matter the cost. Serena’s baby brother Damon is one of those children, and these days he’s so altered that he doesn’t even recognize her. 

When it comes to getting Damon away from those who kidnapped him, there's nothing Serena won't do. Even if she has to kill him to save him. First, though, she must prove to her father that she has what it takes to be a soldier against the insidious threat of the Institute. Her first mission has to be perfect.

But with inaccurate intelligence, unexpected storms, and Gav Belias, people’s hero of the Watch, on the prowl, will she even survive? If she doesn't succeed, they'll never let her go after her brother.

And that would be unthinkable, when it was her fault that he was taken in the first place.

Slam is Tash McAdam’s first work with Glass House Press, and serves as a prequel to the series The Psionics. The first novel, Maelstrom, is scheduled for release in February 2016. 

ebook, 89 pages

Published October 14th 2014 by Glass House Press (first published September 16th 2014)

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Tash McAdam’s first writing experience (a collaborative effort) came at the age of eight, and included passing floppy discs back and forth with a best friend at swimming lessons. Since then, Tash has spent time falling in streams, out of trees, learning to juggle, dreaming about zombies, dancing, painting, learning Karate, becoming a punk rock pianist, and of course, writing.

Tash is a teacher in real life, but dreams of being a full-time writer, and living a life of never-ending travel. Though born in the hilly sheepland of Wales, Tash has lived in South Korea and Chile and now calls Vancouver, Canada home.

SLAM, a novella in The Psionics, is Tash’s first published work. Maelstrom, the full length novel will be out in June. Visit the website or facebook for news, gossip, and random tidbits about Tash’s adventures.


Q & A with Tash McAdam

1. Tell us a little bit about your main characters. 
Oh I have so many! I'll talk about my most imminent series. My main characters in the Psionics series are Epsilon 17 and Toby Reynolds. They are from very different backgrounds. Epsilon 17 is a telepathic Reader who was enslaved by a government organisation developed to keep telepaths under control. She was raised by this organisation, robbed of her memories repeatedly, but as the story unfolds she becomes able to hold on to parts of herself through the memory-wiping procedure. Traumatized and terrified, she starts making plans to escape. Toby, on the other hand, is a privileged boy raised in the inner city with the best of everything at his disposal... until a freak accident reveals his own telepathic powers and he's forced to go on the run from the very people who are supposed to protect him.

2. Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
I actually run a cover design company with my partner, and I did the covers for Blood in the Water and Panic (both short stories) myself. The rest of my covers have come from a few different sources, and the process has always involved a lot of chatting with my publisher, mutual idea generation, before handing it off to the designer. It's a strange process, because what you envision for your book may not be the best way to draw readers in, what you have in your minds eye might be accurate but not easily understood at a glance. So, you have to trust that the designer knows what they are doing, and let that personal attachment soften a little.  Covers are vital to your sales, they are the first thing people see, the first impression. You have to interest but not overwhelm. And just because your particular tastes lean a certain way doesn't mean that's what's best for your book.

3. Describe your ideal writing spot.
My idea writing spot is at my handmade copper and pine desk, looking out over my gorgeous view of the mountains, with a hot cup of coffee on my right and some delicious snacks close to hand. And silence. Utter silence.

4. What is the best advice you have been given?
You can't please everybody, so do something you are proud of, learn from criticism if it is constructive, and let it go with the adage 'maybe they just aren't your audience' if it's not. Oh, or 'can't fix what doesn't exist', which is what I tell myself every time I'm struggling to get the words on paper.

5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I changed my mind pretty often, but most memorably, a blacksmith.

6. Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
Can I have both? I like to collect hardcovers on my shelf for admiring and flicking through, and ebooks for the convenience.

7. If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
I would love to be able to teleport. I'm a Brit living in Canada, and my whole family is still in the UK along with a bundle of awesome friends. I've also been lucky enough to have traveled extensively and I have people all around the world I'd love to be able to casually drop in on.

8. What book are you reading now?
I just started Morning Star, the third book in the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown. I am really excited, it's one of my favorite series ever! But I'm only on page four so I can't say anything about it apart from that my hopes are high.