Posts Tagged ‘teenagers’

Ideal High–can that be possible?

Monday, April 25th, 2016
Valerie, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
Born in Richland, Washington/live in Mesa, AZ
What makes you passionate about writing?
I love a good story–I love reading one, and I love creating one that I hope others will love
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How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
8 years actually, but that was just working on it in bits and pieces
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Two things: a story in the newspaper about a bus accident killing students returning from a school trip and remembering a girl from high school that no one ever talked to or seemed to care about. I felt bad that I had never tried to say anything nice to her. That got me wondering what would happen if there was a tragedy involving a bunch of high school kids and how would that affect the rest of the student body. Would everyone treat each other better?

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Why is Zeld crossing swords with the Pirate Prince?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Dan, how long have you been writing? 
    My first published work was my bachelor’s dissertation in 1986  My first novel came out in 2010.
Tell us where you were born and where you live now. 
    I was born In Salt Lake City, raised in Magna, and currently live in Blanding, Utah,
How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
    I had several solid ideas all put into one.  It’s written in the Anglo-American style.  Which means it reads like the American versions of Harry Potter; being a combination of British and American English.  The book is set in England in the 1200’s and is about a school for the the nobility and royalty of the time.  The book is fantasy having dragons, unicorns and other monsters.  The book is also a coming of age story, meaning the main character is a Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Frodo, Ender Wiggins type person named Zeldain de Saxon or Zeld.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
    J. K Rowling
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Dispirited by Luisa Perkins, published March 17, 2012

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Today we have Luisa Perkins who will tell us about her new book “Dispirited” published by Zarahemla Books.

First of all, what’s Dispirited about?

A boy named Blake teaches himself how to get out of his body in order to go looking for the spirit of his dead mother. One night when he comes home, he finds that another being has taken over his body in his absence. (more…)