A Blog Tour

March 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

I am posting a day early owing to my participation in a blog tour. Thank you, Jeanette O’Hagan, for nominating me! You can see Jeanette’s post here: http://jeanetteohagan.com/my-writing-process/

1) What am I working on?
I’m currently putting the final touches on The Reign. It’s the last book in the Verindon trilogy and is scheduled for release in May this year.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I’d like to think every author brings something original to the table when they write. While my trilogy does have some familiar themes: forbidden love, teen angst, etc, it takes these familiar elements to different places. It also has a world of my own creation. I enjoyed that part immensely. World building is fun!

3) Why do I write what I do?
I write because I get ideas and they refuse to stay in my head. I have to write to get them out. It’s a compulsion more than anything else.

4) How does your writing process work?
I often find that my stories flow fairly quickly, and although the details can change as I write, I usually know the direction I’m heading before I start. I don’t usually use an outline. I find that I tend to deviate from them so much that it is a waste of time. However, I do have a basic outline in my head.

Next week it’s Kayleen West and Peter Sewell’s turn to carry on the tour! Here’s a little bit about them:

Peter Sewell
In 2011, after a series of traumatic events, Peter left his job, gave away all he owned, and began an adventure around the world. You can read about his adventures here: www.petesworldtour.wordpress.com He currently lives in Germany.

Kayleen West
Kayleen’s childhood dream was to write and illustrate for children. But first she ventured into a career of an exhibiting fine artist, where her work won many awards and now hangs in private and corporate collections, in the Australian Embassy in Ireland, and in Australian government collections.
Kayleen returned to her original passion in 2009. She is now the author/illustrator of the picture books Without Me? and Adoptive Father, and has illustrated the soon-to-be-released Better than a Superhero, written by Belinda Francis. Kayleen is working on two more picture books for publication in 2014. She also writes content and illustrates for editorials.
You can see more of Kayleen’s work at: http://kayleenwest.com.au

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