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A Writer’s Inspiration – Ron Hutchison – Voices of the Locusts

Where do you get your writing ideas is a general question asked of many authors. As the Pages Turns asked Ron Hutchison, author of Voices of the Locusts this exact question of how he came up with idea for his novel, his inspiration and whom he would like to thank for getting him to where he is today.

Voices of the Locusts

Voices of the Locusts

I attended high school in Japan for two years—my father was stationed at an Air Force base in a remote part of the main island of Honshu. My father would often take me duck hunting, a service offered by a local fisherman who would ferry us about in search of ducks in the Sea of Japan. After each hunt my father would loan his shotgun to the Japanese fisherman, allowing the man to hunt ducks himself. The Japanese man was poor, and the shotgun provided food for the fisherman’s family. The man was more than pleased by my father’s generosity, but by loaning the weapon to the fisherman, my father put his career as an Army officer at great risk; my father’s kindness was in violation of Occupation Law, which prohibited Japanese citizens from owning or using firearms. (Occupation Law was enacted following World War II.)

The loaning of the shotgun was the seed of the idea for my novel, and much of the story is based on my personal experience. I have carried this story in my head for more than 30 years, and began piecing it together in my mind about 5 years ago.

I have my father to thank for providing me the experience; he also gave me background material for some of the military weaponry referenced in the story.

About Ron Hutchison

Ron Hutchison began writing fiction full time after a long career in journalism and public relations. Voices of the Locusts is his fourth novel. A multi-genre author, Hutchison’s choice of novels to write is determined not by genre, but by the weight of the story. Hutchison graduated from the University of Missouri in 1967 with a degree in journalism. He has worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist at newspapers in Texas, California, and Missouri. He was employed by a Fortune 100 company as a public relations executive, and later operated his own public relations agency. Hutchison attended high school in Japan, and much of his Voices of the Locusts is based on personal experience. Hutchison lives in Joplin, Missouri.

About Voices of the Locusts

Sixteen-year old Jack O’Brien has never known the bittersweet stint of love, and romance is the farthest thing from his mind as he and his family arrives at a remote U.S. Air Force outpost in Japan where Jack’s father is base commander. The year is 1948. Jack’s life changes after a chance encounter with Fujiko Kobaysi, a beautiful and enchanting 17-year-old Japanese girl. Jack is immediately smitten.

Fujiko’s traditional parents are overly protective and monitor her every move, and Jack and Fujiko meet secretly at her garden, located some distance from her village. There is a good reason why Fujiko’s parents are so protective and Jack is devastated when Fujiko tells him that her parents have promised her in marriage to an older man, a practice common throughout Asia at the time. The marriage is only a months away. Jack devises a cunning plan, one that will overshadow her arranged marriage and bring Fujiko and him together.

Playing against a backdrop of swirling post-War social change, Voices of the Locusts tells the story of three families – one black, one white, one Asian. Told in Jack’s voice in vivid and sometimes haunting detail, Jack and Fujiko are frustrated in their romantic quest by story characters coming to terms (often violently) with the emotional scars of World War II.

Voices of the Locusts Book Excerpt

A flutter of panic races through my body. It is instantly replaced by a sweep of joy, and a strange, unnatural lucidity overcomes me.

Fujiko and I hesitate for what seems a small eternity, our eyes locked in a moment of mutual understanding. Finally, I lean in toward Fujiko and she leans in toward me. Our eyes close and our mouths touch in a whisper-soft kiss, a brief, gentle brush of lips.

I pull back slowly, my heart racing, my head alive with all manner of strange, warm images. This must all be a dream. A wonderful, glorious dream. I don’t want to ever wake up.

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Protostar author Braxton A. Cosby talks books, crop circles and inspiration

Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer with a vision of continuously evolving and maximizing the untapped potential of the human spirit. Braxton received a lot of his inspiration from watching the accomplishments and exploits of his famous uncle, comedic legend Bill Cosby. A physical therapist by background, Braxton received his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate from the University of Miami. Braxton’s fascination of science grew into an obsession of Sci-fi and on one unassuming Sunday, this self-proclaimed romantic decided to pursue a “calling” to create a new genre of writing; Sci-Fance-mixing science fiction and romance. Braxton lives in Georgia with his wife and two children. He believes that everyone should pursue joy that surpasses understanding and live each day as if it were the last.

His latest book is the young adult science fiction novel, The Star-Crossed Saga: Protostar.

You can visit his website at www.braxtonacosbygodson.com or connect with him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cosbykid84 or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000215860223.

About The Star-Crossed Saga: Protostar

It Starts With Choice! What would you choose: love or irrefutable duty?

On the brink of Civil War, the Torrian Alliance continues with its mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his Council, King Gregorio Derry has agreed to send his only son on a mission to restore honor to his family. Bounty Hunter Prince William Derry has crossed thousands of light-years to planet Earth, in order to fulfill this age old prophetic practice. The quiet days of Madisonburg, Tennessee are officially over as Sydney Elaine now knows the full meaning of the phrase Be careful what you wish for when she is confronted by this strange visitor. As an unforeseeable event delays his assassination, William decides to study his target more closely and begins to form a connection with Sydney that challenges his inner being. But this conflict is the least of his problems, as a conspiracy back on his home planet Fabricius threatens the lives of those he loves and his father s royal legacy. Along with that, he must unravel a hidden menace here on Earth that seeks to secure a vested interest that threatens both his and Sydney s safety. Will William be able to complete his mission or will he choose love, sacrificing everything he stands for?

Q: Thank you for this interview, Braxton. Can you tell us what your latest book The Star-Crossed Saga: Protostar is all about?

At the core of Protostar, is a love story and a journey of two young people as they venture into the beginnings of adulthood. The weight of the decisions that they make will produce ripple effects that will not only impact their lives, but those of the ones they love. Inevitably, as we all grow and mature over time, we are given the opportunity to make choices. We must be accountable to those choices; understanding that we must accept their outcomes, whether good or bad. I hope that readers take are able to pull this out of the story and I especially encourage young people to reflect on the importance of being true to you and following the “straight road” and listen to their heart over the pressures of the world.

Q: Thank you for this interview, Braxton!  Your book,   The Star-Crossed Saga: Protostar, sounds absolutely fascinating!  YA is hot, hot, hot right now and I’m curious to find out more about the main and supporting characters.  Can you tell us a little bout them?

Two main characters: William and Sydney.

William Derry is the main character that must make the decision between love and duty. He is the Prince of the Torrian Alliance and also a bounty hunter. He’s a complicated character to write because he has lived this very structured, pristine life with everything he wants at his fingertips. Yet, he decides to venture out on this crusade to salvage his family name. The strength of his character is that he has strong convictions and he is very accountable to his actions. His morale ethics are a big part of the dilemma he must face when ultimately making his decision.

Sydney Elaine is the female of interest. She is a typical, small town teenage girl that dreams of big adventure and love. She is finally given both and she must now learn to understand how to cherish receiving that which she longed for. Her character will develop a lot more over the length of the trilogy, with typical challenges of going to school, peer pressure from friends and understanding the voice in her heart that draws her towards a wayward stranger.

The supporting characters of the book are Sheriff Henry Gladston, Jasmine Carruthers, Sienna and Zelwyn. All of them play a key role in the evolution of Sydney and William’s relationship, with each one of them possessing a valuable element that is key to the outcome of the storyline.      

Q: I know some writers tend to base characters on people around them and yet some rely strictly on imagination.  Which route did you take?

It’s a mix. I like to write out of personal experiences and thus, some of the personalities, if not all, come from people who I know or have come in contact with. I like the authenticity or lack thereof, of people when you meet them for the first time. Some are genuine and some, not so much. Either way, most times you will end up getting a character that you can write from in your story.

Q: When you start writing a book, are you aware of how the plot is going to go or do you discover it as your write?

No. God gives me the storyline up front through inspiration, then I begin to tinker with it and develop it over time (with God’s help). Once the stories come to life all that is left for me to do is to produce the outline so that I can write from it.

Q: I would like to talk about the setting.  Your book is set in Madisonburg, Tennessee.  Tennessee is one of my most favorite places to visit!  Why, in your case, did you choose Madisonburg in particular?

Two words: Crop Circles. Madisonville, Tennessee has one of the highest numbers of Crop Circles sightings in the entire world. I decided to change it to Madisonburg, so that I could have a little more flexibility with writing the geographic and demographic details of the city.

Q: Wow.  In all the times I have been to Tennessee, never did I know that.  I’ll have to check those out the next time I visit.  I would love to see them!  Now, the setting.  Did the setting play a major part in the development of your story?

Yes, mainly because of the Crop Circles and because I wanted to pick a setting that reflects the simple laid back personality of Sydney. Big city is way too busy. The action that will take place may have been consumed by it had I picked a place like New York or Los Angeles.

Q: I want to get an inside peek.  Can you open the book to page 69 and tell us what is happening?

William just crash landed on Earth and he is making plans to disembark from his ship the Daedalus. He is speaking with the ship’s artificial intelligence and then the scene flashes to Sydney. She is sitting in her room daydreaming of a day that adventure would come into her “boring” life.

Q: Can you give us one of your best excerpts?

Yes, here it is. This is a scene that takes place on top of Sydney’s grandmother’s house, where she and William are starting to get closer.

William reached down to the quilt and grabbed his glass of tea and finished it off. Then he took Sydney by the hand and placed a small subtle kiss on it.

“It’s been a pleasure once again, but I really must be getting some much needed rest. See you in the morning?”

“Yes,” Sydney answered, “see you in the morning then.”

William decided a dramatic exit was the only appropriate way to end the evening. He gave a few short hops towards the end of the rooftop, planted his feet along the edge and vaulted upward, floating away from the edge of the house and landing perfectly on the back lawn.


Sydney raced towards the edge, making sure William was safe. She shook her head in wonderment as he disappeared behind the barn doors. Then dropped to her knees, staring at the hand William kissed and thinking, “Could this guy really be my Prince Charming?

As the sounds of crickets played in the background of the country night, a cool breeze tumbled in from the West blowing her hair into her face. She brushed it away and glanced upward to the Moon one last time. The sight of the mammoth white circle gave her a promise of hope. She knew that if the Moon could hang effortlessly in the sky without a single hint of losing its composure, surely something as simple as love could befall upon a country girl like her. She walked over and picked up her quilt, making her way back to her bedroom window. Looking back at the ghostly object one last time, she quotes an old nursery rhyme, “I see the Moon, the Moon sees me. Let’s hope God blesses the both of us.”

Thank you so much for this interview, Braxton.  We wish you much success!




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Interview with YA Author Kim Baccellia: ‘Growing up I had major attitude with a capital “A”’

Kim Baccellia has always been a sucker for the paranormal. She blames it on her families’ love for such things such as having picnics at cemeteries, visiting psychics, and reading her mother’s copies of the daily horoscope. She even had her own horoscope column in middle school, which was a big hit! Kim’s other works include the poem, “My Father”, which appears in the anthology Mind Mutations, published by The Sun Rising Press. Her essay about the adoption of her son, Finally, Our Turn, appeared in Adoptive Families magazine. Her YA multicultural fantasy, Earrings of Ixtumea, is published by Virtual Tales and available now at Amazon. A member of SCBWI, Kim is currently writing the sequel to Crossed Out, her latest paranormal young adult fiction novel. She’s also putting the finishing touches on an upper MG fantasy No Goddesses Allowed. She lives in Southern California with her husband and son.

Q: Thank you for this interview, Kim. Can you tell us what your latest book, Crossed Out, is all about?

Sixteen year old Stephanie Stewart has a little gift she’s hesitant to share with others.  She’s a rescuer—someone who makes crosses to help murdered girls cross over.  She’s been doing fine until one rescue goes terribly wrong.  Add a mysterious boy at Sutter High and a former rescue that warns her of danger.  Nothing will be the same.

Q:  Can you tell us a little about your main and supporting characters?

Stephanie isn’t too happy with her ability.  She feels isolated from others and only wishes she could belong.  She also has major trust issues. Dylan is the next door neighbor who wants to be more than just a friend.  He has his own secret. Mark is the mysterious new guy at Sutter High who might share a similar gift.

Q: Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?

A lot of my characters come from my very vivid imagination.  I do admit I share some of Stephanie’s ‘tude.  I often heard growing up that I had major attitude with a capital “A”.

Q: Are you consciously aware of the plot before you begin a novel, or do you discover it as you write?

I usually map out my story first using a story paradigm which is similar to a screenwriter’s model.  That doesn’t mean I don’t change things.

Q: Your book is set in Sacramento.  Can you tell us why you chose this city in particular?

North Sacramento.  I’m from Sacramento.  I also thought it would be very cool to have a paranormal based around the McClellan deserted airbase.  Some parts are still deserted.

Q: Does the setting play a major part in the development of your story?

Sometimes.  Mostly I try to make my story more character driven.

Q: Open the book to page 69.  What is happening?

Stephanie is on the dance floor with Dylan.  Emotions swirl through her.  What’s going on?  Then Mark shows up and makes the comment, “I didn’t know you two were together.”  In which Stephanie replies, “As if.  That would be like dating my brother.”  Major ouch factor for Dylan.

Q: Can you give us one of your best excerpts?

I pulled my hoodie tighter. Working in near darkness was bad enough without the drop in temperature. Whoosh. Whoosh. Whoosh. I dropped my black Sharpie. Over in the corner of the garage loose papers and dust whirled around – a funnel growing larger and larger. A light shone next to Mom’s holiday plastic boxes, illuminating some Christmas ornaments, tinsel, and wrapping paper. “Stephanie…careful….” The childish voice grew louder. A chill went up my back. I know that voice! I blinked once and when I opened my eyes I saw the girl. Her long dirty blond hair was clumped into two pigtails, and her bikini top and cut-off Levis brought back memories of the YMCA pool three years ago where I’d spent my summers. Allison! Omigod! I pushed the wooden cross aside. A tingling sensation burned through my whole body. Once I helped a dead person cross over, that was supposed to end the whole rescue scenario. The bright light appeared and poof! Well, not this time. I scooted away, over the rough, cold pavement. This didn’t make sense. Though I was used to visits from the “other” side, having Allison reappear scared me. I didn’t know what to do. “Allison, why are you here?” My voice broke. She took a step toward me. Her lips trembled. “Careful…danger….” Danger? Did that mean her murderer was out of prison? Just the thought of that perv touching or killing someone else made me want to hurl. “No… another….” Someone else? “Allison, what are you trying to tell me?” I slowly got up off the ground. “Is the guy who killed you, out?” Allison shook her head. It still freaked me out how much the dead looked like us, not fuzzy or semi-transparent like they show on TV. The ones I helped still looked the way they had when they’d been killed, complete with all the blood and stuff. Yet here was Allison. She should be in Heaven singing in one of those heavenly choirs Mom always talked about. I bit my hangnail, ripping it off. I couldn’t deal with this. Not now. “Careful….” The wind picked up, tossing loose papers everywhere. None of this affected Allison. I had so many questions to ask her. I missed her. I knew she’d understand me, even when others – including my mom – were clueless. “Allison, what’s it like to be…?” The wind howled drowning out her answer. And just as quickly, Allison left. I felt as if something had punched me in the stomach. I pushed back the sickness threatening to escape. What was going on? But even worse, I didn’t know what to do. One thing had been made perfectly clear. The rules had all changed and no one bothered to give me the new players’ guide.

Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Kim.  We wish you much success!


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Interview with Jennifer Walker: ‘I have a very dry sense of humor.’

Jennifer Walker is a full-time freelance writer, editor and novelist, owner of Walker Writing Services (http://www.authorjennwalker.com), ballroom dance instructor and Arabian horse and dressage enthusiast. Her work has appeared in numerous places online and in print, including the Elements of the Soul and Ultimate Horse Lover anthologies and Arabian Horse World and Sierra Style magazines. Her debut novel, Bubba Goes National, was released in January of 2010, and she is frantically working on the sequel.

Q: Thank you for this interview, Jennifer. Can you tell us what your latest book, Bubba Goes National, is all about?

A: Thirteen-year-old Leslie Clark has loved horses for as long as she can remember. However, her widowed father cannot afford them, so she works for a horse trainer, Helen Green, to earn lessons. She finally earns enough money to consider owning a horse of her own, and she finds a purebred Arabian horse at the livestock auction. He had been left there by his uncaring owners because he was small, but Leslie thought he was just right. He turns out to be very talented, and they go all the way to the National Championships together. Along the way, she has to deal with her rival, a bratty rich girl named Kate, and learn about love with her first crush, Alex.

Q: Is this your first novel? If not, how has writing this novel different from writing your first?

A: This was my first novel, although I have written three since then. It definitely got easier after the first one! Once I discovered National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I learned to crank out a novel in a month and I got the hang of it. However, even though I made the goal of 50,000 words in the three years I’ve done it, I didn’t finish the novel the last two years so I started LAFFN (Let’s All Finally Finish a Novel) http://jenniferlwalker.blogspot.com/2010/07/laffn-is-here-get-to-writing.html to inspire myself and others to finish those novels, edit them and get them published.

Q: How difficult was it writing your book? Did you ever experience writer’s block and, if so, what did you do?

A: Bubba Goes National took two years to write, because I kept getting distracted by other things and going back to it. I don’t think I experienced writer’s block exactly, but from time to time I would realize that my original plan for the book had to change because either something was no longer possible or I realized something was too unbelievable. Whenever that happened, I had a brainstorming session with my wonderful, talented husband Greg (also a writer), we’d work it out and I’d get right back to work. The hardest thing is when I have a difficult scene I don’t want to write, or when I get to the end–I’m so afraid of messing it up, I stall! I eventually have to suck it up and get it done, though.

Q: How have your fans embraced your latest novel? Do you have any funny or unusual experiences to share?

A: Everyone who has read Bubba Goes National seems to love it, young and old. The biggest compliment is when people ask me when the sequel will come out. One of my favorite comments is from Beth Thomas, owner and trainer at Stone Hollow Sport Horses in Pennsylvania:

“I lent my copy to one of my younger riders who is not much of a reader. Her mom just called me to tell me that Kayla has had her nose in that book since I gave it to her on Friday and when they went shopping yesterday, Kayla wanted to go to the book store to get the next book in the series!”

Q: What is your daily writing routine?

A: I am on my computer almost every minute that I’m awake and inside. I don’t have a specific routine, but work comes first and fiction comes last. sometimes I have to pack up my computer, leave my house and go to a coffee shop to write fiction so I don’t feel guilty about setting work aside.

Q: When you put the pen or mouse down, what do you do to relax?

A: I have to take a long, hot bath every night, and I always read when I do. I usually also have a book I read before bed. I often get out of the house to go ballroom dancing (which I teach) or ride my Arabian horse.

Q: What book changed your life?

A: I don’t know that a book has changed my life, but one I read a couple of years ago really stuck with me, and it was probably the first book I read twice in a row and then read again a couple weeks later. The books is called Horseplay, by Judy Reene Singer. It’s about a woman who leaves her cheating husband to be a working student for a dressage trainer. The book is just so funny and silly that I couldn’t put it down, but it was also inspirational to see a woman well into her adulthood take charge of her life and take on a whole new lifestyle. I actually did take a grooming job for a few months because of that inspiration, but after a while I decided to go back to writing full time.

Q: If someone were to write a book on your life, what would the title be?

A: Probably, “Pencil Me In” because I’m always overbooking myself with all my various activities.

Q: Finish this sentence: “The one thing that I wish people would understand about me is…”

A: that I have a very dry sense of humor, and I usually don’t mean anything by it. I find humor in many situations, and that offends people, usually because they don’t know I’m kidding.

Thank you for this interview Jennifer. I wish you much success on your latest release, Bubba Goes National!

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Interview with Kailin Gow, author of ‘Rise of the Fire Tamer’

Kailin Gow is the author of over 30 books for all generations, but her specialty is the young adult/teen genre. Her books have been recommended by PBS Kids, the PTA, homeschooling organizations, and on the Best Teens Books list. She is a mentor for young women, has founded 3A for Autism (Actors, Artists, and Authors for Autism), and runs a publishing and production company known as Sparklesoup, a mid-size publisher and production company.

Her latest young adult fiction novel is Rise of the Fire Tamer.

You can visit her website at www.sparklesoup.com or join her Facebook Author page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/YA-Books-from-Kailin-Gow/104549539596369.

Q: Thank you for this interview, Kailin. How did the idea for Rise of the Fire Tamer come to you?

My 4-year-old daughter London inspired me to write a book about gamer teens.  She loves video games, and I wanted to write a series that would help girls (and boys) develop a sense of good sportsmanship, leadership principles, and teamwork with this series.  At the same time, I wanted to break stereotypes (especially among teens) with the characters in this series.

The story came about from my own experience having played video games and even having scripted and produced a video game before.  However, this isn’t a video game, but a novel much like Chronicles of Narnia and other fantasy adventure young adult novels.

The Wordwick Games is also a way of introducing SAT words into everyday vocabulary.  Incorporating SAT words into the novel as Ruler Words, their meaning and usage are reinforced over and over again in the story.

Q:  Explain the Wordwick Games.  What exactly is that?

The Wordwick Games in the series is a massive online game with millions of fans and users.  It is a virtual world like Avatar and Warcraft.  Gamers get highly involved.  The Wordwick Games was invented by Henry Word, who had set up a contest to find the best players of his game.  The best players happen to be the five teens who won the contest to go visit Henry Word and Word Castle, which is prominently featured in the game itself.

Q:  You have five teens involved in this…can you briefly tell us about them?

Most of the point of view is from Gem, who is the gorgeous rich cheerleader-type, but really hates being known as that.  She wants to be taken seriously, and she has a lot of depth in her, especially kindness and generosity.  She doesn’t take the easy way out and constantly proves herself beyond the stereotype.

Rio is the bad boy from East L.A. who is good-looking, charming, and knows it.  He thinks the world is out to get him, and he distrusts most people.  Throughout this quest, he learns that he has to begin trusting people at some time in order to survive.

Sparks is the clean-cut handsome football jock from Texas who seems like the obvious hero, but he has more to him than good looks and athleticism.

Kat is the Goth Girl from London who fits a gamer girl profile.  She loves to skateboard and loves a good challenge.  She can’t stand authority and her rebelliousness can help and hurt her.

Jack is a walking encyclopedia and a diehard gamer.  He wears glasses, is smaller and younger than the rest of the gamers, and is nervous around Gem.  The challenges and tests in Anachronia will either make him more confident or kill him.

Q: If you could live the life of one of your characters for one day, who would it be and why?

From Rise of the Fire Tamer (The Wordwick Games, #1), it would have to be Gem at the moment she wears Princess Chelsea’s dress and puts on the golden cloak.   That is a magical moment where her destiny is revealed.

Q:  Can you tell us more about Anachronia?

Anachronia is another world.  Based on the word, “Anachronism”, it is where everything is out of sync.  It is a fantastic world set in a fairy tale setting where there are castles, knights and ladies, dragons, ogres, trolls, werewolves, zombies, and wizards.  The world of Anachronia looks familiar to us because of its medieval appearance, yet  it is meshed with modern day technology, thanks to the Wordwick Games.

Q: Open a page at random.  What’s happening?

Gem and the players including the young wizard Goolrick and his men have just entered a cave inside the mountain where their next obstacle in the game resided:  the three-headed dragon.

A: p. 128 – “Every archway held human sized figures, some little more than bleached bone, some mummified and wrapped in bandages, while a few looked perfectly preserved.  Every figure wore armor of some sort.  It was battered and rusted, but Gem was willing to bet that it would still work.  So would the weapons, probably, and there were plenty of them.”

Q: Most, if not all, of your books are for young adult readers.  Why did you decide to write that particular genre?

There is so much going on in this age group that is rich for writing and also for discovering.  Things are new, things are dramatic, things are always a life and death situations.  I love that.  I can relate to that, but I’m also much older and have a lot more life experience to provide a wider perspective for teens.

On a personal note, I find myself becoming an informal mentor to a lot of teen girls and I’m constantly being asked for advice on relationships, career, whatever.  My mom friends also point their teen daughters my way whenever they want them to have a mentor or role model.  I’ve been a teen mentor, in this way, and even a college/young adult mentor, for years since I was in college.

I’ve always loved reading books in this genre, and they have helped shape who I am today.  I grew up reading Judy Blume, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. And I read all the Sun Fire series and Sweet Valley High series.

Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring young adult authors?

Writing for young adult is different than writing for adults.  Get to know your audience and write your characters from that perspective.

Q:  Thank you so much for this interview, Kailin.  We wish you much success!

Thank you so much for having me.   You can find me on Facebook.  Add me as a friend and join my YA Books page there.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/YA-Books-from-Kailin-Gow/104549539596369

Believe it or not, I couldn’t get the domain name under my own name because someone else has it already?  So I have an official web page now called, Official Kailin  Gow.  Http://www.officialkailingow.com

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