Welcome to my blog interview with novelist and children’s author, Heather Hansen, author of Rogue Wave, the first book in the exciting Rogue Wave Series.
Heather is a wife and a mother of two wonderful children. She was a preschool teacher for nearly ten years, before she left to homeschool her kids and begin her journey as an author. She grew up in a small, country town in CA where she still lives today.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
We are celebrating the new Watcher Series book with hardback editions and apparel.
Have you been missing the Watcher Series? Do you want your burning questions about the series answered? I saved fan questions for years and have answered many of them by writing short stories and extra scenes.
And for those of you who loved drunk Tyran in The Fallen, I give you fake drunk Tyran:
“Smithy,” he slurred. “I have a job for you.” Then he seemed to take note of the extra men. “I didn’t realize you had company.” He stumbled backwards teetering and landing squarely on his backside while hoisting the wine up to prevent a spill. He laughed at his success. “See, I have not had too much to drink, observe.” He grinned at the vessel of wine again, taking another swig. Then, he loudly whispered to the wine, “That barmaid was wrong. I am handsome and I can clearly drink more.”
Fake drunk Tyran in LIGHT & SHADOW’S “One Loved”
Light & Shadow is now available on Kindle and in paperback.
Welcome to my blog interview with children’s author, Danielle Cotton, author of Tajja and the Legend of the Queens. I’ve been friends with this wonderful woman for a decade and am always amazed at her strength and passion. She’s written a delightful book with a poignant message about embracing your heritage and taking responsibility.
Danielle Cotton is a children’s author, history teacher, and proud mother of two high-energy girls, Sofia and Zoe. She writes to create books that celebrate their black beauty and the legacies of strong black women in history. When she isn’t on an epic adventure with her daughters, she’s trying to find a sunny spot in which to write or read.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I was contemplating superpowers the other day. Yeah, those are the types of things I ponder in the pre-dawn hours of the morning. I still can’t decide what superpower I would choose, probably telekinesis because looking into someone’s mind would be icky and I would trip if I had super speed.
Then, I had the terrifying thought–what would actual superpowers do to a human body? I found it rather creepy that a Ted Talk on “If Superpowers Were Real: Super Speed” popped up in my feed that morning.
Uhhh. Thought Police anyone?
Well, I posted the Ted Talk videos below, but I have a little more for you. Writing Marvelous Superheroes, here we go…
The thing that separates heroes from villains is what they choose to do with their powers and this all comes out in the origin story.
Once they choose, those superheroes generally fall into three archetypes:
Well, it’s official. I’ve been working hard to finally finish Light & Shadow: The Watcher Series Shorts and Extras. And, dum duh du dah, here is the cover. See? It’s really happening!
And some lucky fans can have a scene written to answer their burning questions. See how below.
Through the years, some fan questions have inspired short stories and extra scenes. I’ve been compiling those, along with other short scenes I’ve written to figure out what other characters are thinking.
Here are some samples of the fan questions I have answered:
As America tries to forget the horrors of the Great War by embracing jazz, flappers, and the speakeasy, the Watchers remain vigilant by protecting the innocent and maintaining order among the Immortals—including a powerful line of Seers who are all but extinct. But the real horror is just beginning.
When George Yates is ordered to escort the beautiful Rosemond Le Clair to safety, he finds himself in the middle of an ancient feud that demands her blood. Without the Watchers’ help, he must struggle to protect the last remaining daughter of the Le Clair family from these dark powers, even as he defies fate itself.
Allure can be read as a stand-alone single or as part of the series (it can be read at any point).
My Recommended Reading Order: The Unintended (Book 1) The Nexus (Book 2) >>> Allure (The Prequel) The Sacrifice (Book 3) The Fallen Part 1 (Book 4) The Fallen Part 2 (Book 5)
I promise an update soon, I’ve been on the move since September–and I mean that quite literally. I’ve dragged my family all the way across the Northern United States, into Canada, and down the East Coast in search of adventure and stories. We are hunkered in the Carolinas for the holiday and will continue the adventure soon. If you would like to see a few pictures, you can see them here on Instagram.
Missing Twilight but want more than a love story? This simple beginning evolves into an epic journey through the shadow world of vampires, fallen angels, and the watchers.
This series is great for anyone who loves the romance of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, the world building of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments Series, and the high stakes of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games. When you get to book two, fasten your seatbelt, each book is faster, darker, and sexier.
And that’s not all! The Nexus: Book Two will be on sale starting tomorrow (and for four days) for the bargain price of 99 cents! It’s like Black Friday all over again. Incredibly priced books AND new book boyfriends! What? I know!
This past March I attended my first convention as a vendor and asked for suggestions as to what my next topic should be—the winner? Horror. This book is packed full of a large variety of styles of prompts, not just traditional story starters.
I have included one of the story helping generators I created for the workbook below (and a photo prompt). So dive in and have some fun writing some creepy stories just in time for Halloween!
Are you a budding Stephen King or want to be? Whether you are an adult or teen, this book is for you. It has hundreds of prompts and a healthy amount of charts and references to help ignite your creativity.