Starla Huchton On Her New Novel Entitled Maven

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MAVEN_450x600I’m so hap­py to have Star­la Huch­ton back that if I was a gig­gler I would, uhm, gig­gle. Need­less to say, I’m excit­ed to bring her back to talk about her new book Maven which is set to be released on June 3, 2013. That’s just over a week away! She’s such a busy woman, which I can total­ly under­stand and appre­ci­ate, so the fact that she spared the time to do this inter­view makes her pres­ence here that much more sweet.

So Star­la, talk to me…

1. For the sake of those who don’t know you yet, give us a lit­tle bit of infor­ma­tion about your­self. You write, yes, but what else are you up to?

Most of what I do these days (out­side of chas­ing my kids while my hus­band is deployed) is design book cov­ers. I work with both inde­pen­dent authors and pub­lish­ers alike. I believe my job as a design­er is to get to the heart of a sto­ry and try to con­vey that into the visu­al. It’s not the eas­i­est of tasks some­times, but I love what I do and I’m thank­ful that oth­ers like my work enough that I can con­tin­ue doing it.

Some might know me as an audio­book nar­ra­tor. I’m cur­rent­ly work­ing on the fourth book in Lind­say Buroker’s The Emperor’s Edge series, though I am woe­ful­ly behind in this. It’s been a rough few months with mov­ing and hav­ing the hus­band deploy amongst oth­er things, but it’s com­ing.

2. Tell us about Maven. What was the inspi­ra­tion? How long did it take to write it from inspi­ra­tion to com­ple­tion? Where do you hope to take the series and how long do you plan it to be?

Maven is the first book in my new Sci­ence Fic­tion Romance Endure series. There will be four total when the sto­ry arc com­pletes, and I plan to have all of them out in the world before my birth­day in March 2014. It’s an ambi­tious sched­ule, but I’m more than on-track to meet it. The major­i­ty of the sto­ry takes place in an under­wa­ter lab in the year 2050 (at the begin­ning of book 1), but by book 3 you get to see some of the out­side world. It’s not a huge stretch from mod­ern day, real­ly, but enough so that it’s firm­ly plant­ed in Sci­ence Fic­tion. Even with these futur­is­tic lean­ings, it’s still a very acces­si­ble sto­ry, even for read­ers that are not typ­i­cal­ly fans of Sci­ence Fic­tion. I don’t gen­er­al­ly like hard Sci-Fi, but I do like some of the ele­ments, so I want­ed to cre­ate some­thing that oth­ers like me could real­ly enjoy. As I’ve man­aged to sway at least two Para­nor­mal or Urban Fan­ta­sy-only read­ers over to the dark side of SF, I’m count­ing this book as a suc­cess.

As for the inspi­ra­tion, well… that’s a long sto­ry. Basi­cal­ly, as a teenag­er in the 90s I was a huge Jonathan Bran­dis fan­girl. How­ev­er, I didn’t dis­cov­er him until one sum­mer I hap­pened to catch a rerun of the first sea­son of a show called SeaQue­st DSV, of which he was a cast mem­ber. In re-watch­ing the show now, I inevitably wind up in fits of gig­gles over the “future tech” and some­what cheesy scripts, but for a geek like me, espe­cial­ly back then, it filled a huge enter­tain­ment void in my world. I took my love of that show so far that 16-year-old me even tried my hand at writ­ing my own scripts for it, nei­ther of which I fin­ished and nei­ther of which will ever see the light of day because they are absolute­ly awful. But, there was some take­away from it. The hero­ine of the Endure series, Dr. Lydia Ash­ley, was born from those pre­co­cious, imma­ture scrib­blings, and she has stayed with me all these years.

So, that leads into anoth­er part of your ques­tion. If we’re talk­ing how long it took from it to go from orig­i­nal inspi­ra­tion to com­plet­ed nov­el, the answer is sev­en­teen years. How­ev­er, I didn’t real­ly pur­sue the sto­ry until Jan­u­ary 2012. In six weeks I knocked out 68,000 words of Maven, but then I hit pause. The rea­son for this is prob­a­bly because my Steam­punk nov­el became a final­ist in a con­test, which it then won. My focus shift­ed to that book and its sequel and Lydia and Daniel got put on the shelf. Fast for­ward to Jan­u­ary of this year, at which point I had 3 or 4 unfin­ished first drafts of things in var­i­ous states. I decid­ed it would be my goal to fin­ish sev­er­al of these up over the next year and went look­ing at each one to see which spoke to me the most. Hon­est­ly, I didn’t think Maven was the one that would make the cut, but the moment I opened the file I was imme­di­ate­ly drawn back into that world. A week or so lat­er, the book was com­plete, but I real­ized their sto­ry was not. I jumped right in to the sec­ond one, and then imme­di­ate­ly the third right after that. At some point in book two, I fig­ured out this was not going to be a tril­o­gy. Four full nov­els would be required. It didn’t feel like a heavy weight to bear, how­ev­er. This sto­ry is easy for me to bring to the page now. I would think so, after think­ing about it for 17 years!

3. Maven isn’t your first nov­el length work. Tell us about your oth­er writ­ing endeav­ors.

My first fin­ished nov­el was The Dreamer’s Thread. It’s a mod­ern fan­ta­sy sto­ry and very much a first book. My writ­ing style has changed and grown so much since I put it out as a pod­cast. Peo­ple still enjoy it, how­ev­er, so I leave it float­ing around the inter­webs, wait­ing for unsus­pect­ing folks to stum­ble across it.

My sec­ond book, which isn’t out any­where yet, is the first of my Antigone’s Wrath series, a Steam­punk adven­ture called Mas­ter of Myth. It’s the one that won first place in the Crest­ed Butte Writ­ers Con­fer­ence annu­al con­test, The Sandy, and, as a result, was request­ed in full by a senior edi­tor at TOR/Forge (nev­er did get an answer either way on it, but that’s nei­ther here nor there). I’m a lit­tle over halfway done with the sec­ond in this series, Mas­ter of Machines. I was actu­al­ly hop­ing to put the first one out this sum­mer, but with all I’m doing with the Endure series, I’m no longer sure if I’ll have the time to devote to it that I think that sto­ry deserves. I know there are a lot of folks wait­ing to get their hands on it, so I hope they know I’m going to do my best here. I am only one per­son though. 🙂

4. Will you be podi­o­cast­ing your book? If so will you read it, or will you have some­one else do it?

At this time, I have no plans to pod­cast or audio­book the Endure series. Lydia and Daniel have unique voic­es to me, and I just don’t feel like I could do them jus­tice if I were to nar­rate it myself. First and fore­most, I’m con­cen­trat­ing on get­ting the writ­ten con­tent out, so peo­ple can enjoy the entire sto­ry arc as fast as I can toss it out there. I know how hard it is to wait between books in a series, so this is an exper­i­ment in rapid-fire con­tent for me. I’m curi­ous to see how it plays out.

5. Where do you see your­self and your writ­ing in ten years or so?

In ten years? Good­ness. Right now I’m just try­ing to get through the week!

I don’t real­ly know how to answer this. In an ide­al world I’d say “on top of the NYT Bestseller’s List”, but, real­ly, who wouldn’t want that? I sup­pose what I hon­est­ly want is for my writ­ing to be enjoyed by as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble, and hope­ful­ly make a lit­tle mon­ey for me. I like to keep my goals real­is­tic and achiev­able. That way, I don’t get too bogged down in how I’m not mak­ing any progress towards suc­cess. There will always be anoth­er mile­stone ahead, and anoth­er brass ring to grab. Def­i­n­i­tions of suc­cess change all the time and vary great­ly from one per­son to the next. Today I might tell you I’d be hap­py to sell even 100 copies of Maven. Tomor­row, it might be land­ing a great review on a book blog I admire with a lot of fol­low­ers. A year from now I could be com­plete­ly burnt out on this whole thing and just want six hours of unin­ter­rupt­ed sleep. I have no idea. That’s prob­a­bly a ter­ri­ble answer. Feel free to chuck­le.

I can total­ly relate Star­la. I wish you lots of luck get­ting those six hours of sleep, catch­ing up to the kid­dos, pub­lish­ing and find­ing a gid­dy appre­cia­tive audi­ence to read all of your work.

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starlaStar­la Huch­ton released her first nov­el, The Dreamer’s Thread, as a full cast pod­cast pro­duc­tion begin­ning in August 2009. Her first for­ay went on to become a dou­ble-nom­i­nee and final­ist for the 2010 Par­sec Awards. Since her debut, Starla’s voice has appeared in oth­er pod­casts includ­ing The Dunes­teef Audio Fic­tion Mag­a­zine, The Drab­ble­cast, and Erot­i­ca a la Carte. She is also a voice tal­ent for Dark­fire Pro­duc­tions, and nar­rates sev­er­al of their projects, includ­ing The Emperor’s Edge series, This Path We Share, and oth­ers. Her writ­ing has appeared in the Erot­i­ca a la Carte pod­cast, a short sto­ry for The Gear­heart, and an episode of the Tales from the Archives pod­cast (the com­pan­ion to Tee Mor­ris and Philip­pa Balantine’s Min­istry of Pecu­liar Occur­rences series), which gar­nered her a sec­ond final­ist badge from the 2012 Par­sec Awards. Her sec­ond nov­el, a Steam­punk adven­ture enti­tled Mas­ter of Myth, was the first place win­ner in the Fantasy/Science Fic­tion cat­e­go­ry of The Sandy Writ­ing Con­test held annu­al­ly by the Crest­ed Butte Writ­ers Con­fer­ence. Maven is her third com­plet­ed nov­el and the first in a planned series of four.

After com­plet­ing her degree in Graph­ic Arts at Mon­terey Penin­su­la Col­lege, Star­la opened up shop as a free­lance graph­ic design­er focus­ing on cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful book cov­ers for inde­pen­dent authors pub­lish­ers. She cur­rent­ly lives in Vir­ginia where she trains her three Min­ions and mil­i­tary hus­band.

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Upon the Wings of Greater Things

Awesome Sauce, Zombies, and Self Publishing Dos and Don’ts

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I’m excit­ed to wel­come Matt (Awe­some Sauce) Williams back to my site. For those of you who don’t know, he is an ubber pro­duc­tive author and blog­ger whose taste for top­ics knows no bounds. He recent­ly pub­lished a zom­bie nov­el enti­tled Whiskey Delta which he first seri­al­ized on his blog. Today he’s here to tell us about Whiskey Delta and his most recent for­ay into self pub­lish­ing. Pull up a chair, you just might learn some­thing. Talk to us, Awe­some Sauce.

1. For those who don’t know, give a brief run down of WD. What was the inspi­ra­tion? When did you pub­lish?

Whiskey Delta is basi­cal­ly my take on the zom­bie apoc­a­lypse. After read­ing and watch­ing numer­ous fran­chis­es on the sub­ject, main­ly for the sake of research into what makes the genre work, I real­ized they all had some­thing in com­mon beyond undead crea­tures. With­out excep­tion, they all focused on the lives of your aver­age cit­i­zens, or on a mot­ley crew of peo­ple who were thrown togeth­er by neces­si­ty. Always these peo­ple were unpre­pared, untrained to deal with their cir­cum­stances, and had to impro­vise and strug­gle to stay alive. Frankly, I want­ed to see a sto­ry where the peo­ple fight­ing the undead were trained, pre­pared, and knew how to deal with it, even if they still had a hell of time doing it.

Nat­u­ral­ly, I was inspired by the recent upsurge in pop­u­lar­i­ty that zom­bie fran­chis­es have seen in recent years. 28 Days Lat­er was a big one, as wasThe Walk­ing Dead, the minis­eries and the comics. I also gained a lot of knowl­edge from the minis­eries Gen­er­a­tion Kill, which chron­i­cled the 1st Recon Battalion’s exploits dur­ing the 2003 inva­sion of Iraq. Between all that, I had a strong desire to write about zom­bie killers who know their trade, warts and all!

I began pub­lish­ing it chap­ter for chap­ter in the spring of 2012, and fin­ished it just shy of the sum­mer. I took the plunge and decid­ed to make it avail­able to the pub­lic one year lat­er, in April of 2013. While I still want­ed to fin­ish up work on its sequels and edit it before release, an unex­pect­ed shout out from Max Brooks kind of forced my hand and I uploaded it to Kin­dle with­out seri­ous edits. The result was pret­ty rough, but still con­tained the sto­ry I had cre­at­ed with­out alter­ation or dis­tor­tion.

2. WD is self-pubbed, which I think, aside from being brave, is the smart thing to do these days as it leaves con­trol in the hands of the author. That said there are pros and cons. Tell us what they are in your expe­ri­ence.

Self-pub­lish­ing means cut­ting out the mid­dle man — or the gate-keep­er, depend­ing on how you view pub­lish­ers — and being able to take your work direct­ly to the pub­lic, which is a big plus. This is espe­cial­ly use­ful con­sid­er­ing that tra­di­tion­al pub­lish­ing is los­ing mon­ey on a dai­ly basis due to the expan­sion in social media, direct pub­lish­ing and print-on-demand hous­es. As a result, they are tak­ing less chances on new authors. Lucky for us, the source of the prob­lem also presents a solu­tion.

On the down­side, there’s the issue of being com­plete­ly respon­si­ble for your own suc­cess. As an indie, you are respon­si­ble for all of your own edit­ing, pub­lic­i­ty and pro­mo­tion. As such, you real­ly have to com­mit to a long, hard slog and hold out while peo­ple real­ize you exist and see the mer­its in your work. You also have to con­tend with the per­cep­tion that indie works are sub­stan­dard, ama­teur­ish works that aren’t worth people’s time or mon­ey. Over­com­ing this is not easy, but hope­ful­ly with time, you’ll estab­lish a read­er­ship and dis­tin­guish your­self from the herd.

3. You’ve dis­cussed the good and not as good news about WD on your site since self-pub­bing it. Tell us what you feel you’ve done right/wrong. What would you change if you could?

Well, one should always be hap­py that review­ers are find­ing nice things to say about your work. And every review has said that they liked the sto­ry, but were both­ered by the qual­i­ty of edit­ing. Nat­u­ral­ly, I feel like I was wrong to pub­lish it so soon and wor­ry that these reviews which call into ques­tion the qual­i­ty of the work will affect long-term sales. So even if I do release a 2nd edi­tion that’s error-free, the dam­age has been done.

How­ev­er, I remem­ber quite clear­ly why I put the book up when I did. I knew that a nod from Max Brooks might trig­ger inter­est in my book and send some peo­ple over to Google to look for it. And I knew that inter­est would quick­ly fade if peo­ple couldn’t find it. I have since come to the con­clu­sion that the fact that it falls under the head­ing of zom­bie fic­tion is what is attract­ing read­ers, but at the time, I was con­vinced word of mouth pro­mo­tion from an estab­lished author would make all the dif­fer­ence.

So real­ly, bar­ring some kind of pre­scient fore­sight on my part — which would have told me to just wait until it was edit­ing before pub­lish­ing, or drop the sequels and focus on the orig­i­nal — I can’t imag­ine hav­ing done things dif­fer­ent­ly at this point. Live and learn, I guess!

4. What advice would you offer oth­er self-pubbed authors?

Best advice I could give was the advice that was giv­en to me over the years. I kept it in point form for the sake of sim­plic­i­ty:

  1. Do what you love, the rest will take care of itself with time.
  2. In the mean­time, keep your day job. Until such time as you’re mak­ing enough mon­ey to sup­port your­self, you’ll need that steady income!
  3. Don’t wait to be dis­cov­ered. Use the tools that are at your dis­pos­al to pro­mote your­self and make things hap­pen.
  4. Do your home­work. Before you can put your idea into prop­er writ­ten form, you need to do your home­work and learn what works best for you.

5. Which of the char­ac­ters in WD would you most want to befriend in real life? Why?

Tough ques­tion, but I think the Mage would be a very good per­son to meet in real life. He’s enig­mat­ic, even to me, and I know for a fact that he’s the kind of per­son who’s had some very inter­est­ing expe­ri­ences. Not only that, but he keeps you guess­ing. You’re nev­er quite sure how much he knows, or whether or not he’s a good guy…

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Interview: Nadine Ducca and Serving Time

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SERVING TIME front coverI am hap­py to fea­ture an inter­view here with Nadine Duc­ca. She has just released her debut nov­el, the first in a series, called Serv­ing Time.  It sounds like a win­ner and I’ve added it to my “to read” list. You should too. You can also try your luck at win­ning a free copy of Serv­ing Time over at Goodreads. I hope I win it. Too bad there’s no way to enter the con­test more than once. 😉

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Every­one, please wel­come Nadine, indie author extra­or­di­naire! 

Nadine, thank you for join­ing me and giv­ing me the chance to take part in your efforts to pro­mote Serv­ing Time. As an indie author I appre­ci­ate the need for expo­sure. It sounds as if Serv­ing Time is going to be quite a sto­ry, one that I am def­i­nite­ly inter­est­ed in read­ing.

1. Give us a brief expla­na­tion of what Serv­ing Time is about.

When inter­plan­e­tary pilot and smug­gler Tris­tan Cross final­ly decides to do good for a change, the entire uni­verse seems bent on stop­ping him.

Serv­ing Time is a sci-fan­ta­sy pur­suit across the solar sys­tem as Tris­tan and his broth­er Eneld try to give the cru­el mega­com­pa­ny Star­Corp the slip and start a new anony­mous life on Earth. Dur­ing their voy­age, they’ll dis­cov­er that someone—or something—else is after them…and there are much larg­er threats out there than Star­Corp…

Here is the offi­cial book descrip­tion:

Life and death have been indus­tri­al­ized. The Forge, the birth­place of every soul, is a rum­bling fac­to­ry owned by the god­dess Time, man­aged by Lucifer, and pow­ered by the labor of demons and imps. In this dystopi­an world, a rene­gade inter­plan­e­tary pilot run­ning from his past doesn’t stand a chance.

Han­dling Nep­tun­ian meth and dodg­ing secu­ri­ty can­nons are all in a day’s work for Tris­tan Cross—not that he’s one to com­plain. Work­ing for the smug­gling com­pa­ny Star­Corp is an improve­ment over what he used to do for a liv­ing.

How­ev­er, when Star­Corp gives Tris­tan a one-way tick­et into the brainwashed—and dis­turbing­ly suicidal—Loyal League, he decides to run from the com­pa­ny and start a new life in the only safe haven he knows: Earth. With the help of his broth­er, Tris­tan embarks on the most haz­ardous jour­ney of his life, one that will place him at Time’s mer­cy. Lit­tle does he know the demons run­ning the uni­verse are crav­ing a feast, and his own soul is the next item on the menu.

2. What was the inspi­ra­tion for Serv­ing Time? How long did it take for Serv­ing Time to ger­mi­nate into a full fledged tellable tale?

Serv­ing Time start­ed out as a short about 15 years ago. When I was a teen, I spent much of my free time jot­ting down short sto­ries. In fact, I have two full-length nov­els from when I was around 15 or 16, but I’m too embar­rassed to even begin edit­ing them!

The sto­ry that even­tu­al­ly evolved into Serv­ing Time was about two broth­ers who made a liv­ing loot­ing derelict space ships. In the short, they quick­ly end­ed up on the system’s “Most Want­ed” list, and decid­ed to flee to Earth, where they knew the space author­i­ties wouldn’t be able to find them.

As a teen, I shelved the sto­ry when the broth­ers met Verin, a dis­con­cert­ing man who offered to help them escape to Earth, but who seemed to have a very dif­fer­ent agen­da in mind. Sev­er­al years went by, and the short sto­ry gath­ered some dust—but wasn’t for­got­ten.

When I fin­ished uni­ver­si­ty, I was ter­ri­bly frus­trat­ed with myself. I had had enough of doing what I was sup­posed to do. It was time to start doing what I want­ed to do! That was when I promised my char­ac­ters (who were giv­ing me for­lorn looks as they stood by and wait­ed) that I would tell their sto­ry.

The process of trans­form­ing the short into a 120,000 word nov­el took about three years, main­ly because at first I had no idea what I was doing. I had to learn the­craft. In June of 2011, I enrolled in a cre­ative writ­ing course, and in Novem­ber of the same year I joined Cri­tique Cir­cle, an online cri­tique group.

I was final­ly doing what I had always want­ed!

Then came the long hours of pound­ing at the key­board. And the changes—oh, so many changes!

Over time, names changed. The main char­ac­ters’ goals changed. The plot twist­ed itself into a knot. Some char­ac­ters slipped into obscu­ri­ty while oth­ers rose to the occa­sion and sur­prised me with their ver­sa­til­i­ty. Creepy crawlies grad­u­al­ly popped up in sev­er­al chap­ters. The plot evolved, and fan­ta­sy demand­ed a cen­tral role. I end­ed up wel­com­ing it into my sto­ry, and what a great deci­sion that was!

3. Of all of the char­ac­ters on your book, which one would you most want to befriend. Why?

I have a soft spot for Seth, the child­like own­er of the Robot Rehab in the space colony Ring­wall. He spends his days strip­ping old robots and using the parts to cre­ate new…well… Let’s be frank here: they’re abom­i­na­tions. But don’t get me wrong! They’re very cre­ative abom­i­na­tions! Every now and then, Seth adds a lit­tle something—shall we say…unusual?—to his robot­ic cre­ations, a dis­qui­et­ing habit that earned him the title of “can­ni­bal.”

He’s such a bright, chirpy and quirky char­ac­ter, and so absolute­ly obliv­i­ous to his innate creepi­ness, that you just have to love him! In my case, I’d love to spend a few days with him in the Robot Rehab and check out all the mon­sters he’s assem­bling. How­ev­er, don’t let his youth­ful appear­ance and easy­go­ing dis­po­si­tion fool you; there’s great poten­tial buried deep in that mind of his.

I love him so much…you can’t imag­ine how guilty I feel about every­thing I put him through.

Here you can see an inter­view with Seth.

Here you can catch a sneak peek into Serv­ing Time involv­ing Seth!

4. I’ve placed Serv­ing Time on my To Read list. It sounds real­ly inter­est­ing espe­cial­ly since it seems so much hap­pens in space. So, for that rea­son, I assume ST is a sci-fi tale. How did you han­dle the sci­ence in this sto­ry?

Indeed, Serv­ing Time is a soft sci­ence fic­tion tale. Although I adore sci­ence fic­tion, I’m not a big fan of hard sci-fi (my eyes tend to glaze over when­ev­er I encounter an entire para­graph of pure tech­ni­cal descrip­tion). I pre­fer char­ac­ter-dri­ven sto­ries to tech­nol­o­gy-dri­ven ones, and that’s exact­ly what Serv­ing Time is.

For the sake of cred­i­bil­i­ty, I did per­form exten­sive research regard­ing Mar­t­ian ter­rafor­ma­tion, trav­el dis­tances across the solar sys­tem, and the like—but I also left a lot of room for fan­ta­sy.

As we trav­el through the chap­ters of Serv­ing Time, we grad­u­al­ly notice that the sci­ence fic­tion world is infest­ed with an entire menagerie of unusu­al crea­tures, rang­ing from the (self-pro­claimed) demon mas­ter Robert West­brook, to the packs of demons rem­i­nisc­ing of bet­ter times, to the god­dess of Time her­self, as she strug­gles to keep every­thing togeth­er and make amends for her past mis­takes. Time is a vain crea­ture, and just admit­ting that she made a mis­take takes its toll on the entire uni­verse.

One of my all-time favorite authors is Robert Sheck­ley, whose wit­ty and humor­ous short sto­ries have cap­ti­vat­ed me for years. The col­lec­tion Untouched by Human Hands is absolute­ly mar­velous, a five-star read. While com­ment­ing on his work, Sheck­ley him­self once said: “I felt I wasn’t real­ly writ­ing sci­ence fic­tion.” Well, I can relate to that. While writ­ing Serv­ing Time, I some­times also felt I wasn’t real­ly writ­ing sci­ence fic­tion; my char­ac­ters just hap­pened to live in a cou­ple cen­turies in the future! With the uni­verse a cler­i­cal mess, it’s clear that many of the ele­ments in Serv­ing Time are pure fan­ta­sy.

5. What do read­ers have to look for­ward to in the next install­ment of Serv­ing Time?

I’m not going to reveal if Tris­tan and Eneld reach Earth safe and sound—you’ll have to read Serv­ing Time to find out! How­ev­er, I will tell you that our heroes are in for one heck of a jour­ney, and things just seem to get more and more com­pli­cat­ed as they go. The adven­ture will take an unex­pect­ed turn and con­tin­ue in book two:Making Time.

As I men­tioned in a recent blog hop, Mak­ing Time is a “sci-fi expe­di­tion into Hell.” Expect mon­sters. Dozens—no, hundreds—of them! Expect adven­ture and chal­lenges, and maybe even a tad of romance.

Mak­ing Time is almost com­plete. The plot is planned from begin­ning to end; I just need to wrap up sev­er­al of the final chap­ters.

Click here to see a WIP Blog Hop post about Mak­ing Time!

Thank you very much for the inter­view, Khaal­i­dah! Before say­ing good­bye, I’d like to invite you all to my Goodreads give­away for a chance to win a free signed copy of Serv­ing Time! Just fol­low the link to enter.

No, no. Thank you for join­ing me. It was a plea­sure and an hon­or. Good luck Nadine!

Nadine

 

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