Sometimes, they aren't costumes.
More nightmares brought to you by the authors of the young adult anthology Prom Dates to Die For...
Beware the Midnight Troll on your late-night stroll by Mari Hestekin. Swim at your own risk Under Loch and Cay by Jenny Peterson. A curse of spiders on campus means Arach War by Lena Brown. Through a Glass Darkly one could lose a soul by Heather Dearly. Supernatural Hunters turn to the sea in Mermania by Kelly Parra. Social media goes to the ghouls in Spectral Media by Aaron Smith.
Don’t miss this paranormal fun for tween, teens and adults!
Turn to page 99 of your current release: which word on that page describes your main character best, and why?
Hi Jeri, thanks for having me on your blog! Since my story “Mermania” is a short story, I’ll turn to page 9!
Hmm, the word “Brave” catches my eye. I share Jaz and Blake’s story through Jaz’s POV. They are both orphaned teens that detect magic and are trained by a warlock to be hunters. And with Jaz, she has emotional fears she keeps to herself while she battles monsters. With that kind of a dedication you have to be brave!
What’s the most surprising book-related thing to happen to you in the last year?
I do speaking engagements at a local university for the multicultural lit class. I am always surprised when a student will admit how much they enjoyed my novels, and that it was the first book they ever finished! Writers are avid readers and we may read books all the time, so I am always humbled and thrilled when someone who is a reluctant reader has chosen to read my book – in this case it was Graffiti Girl – to complete and enjoy.
Do you have a quirk or detail in common with your main character (e.g., favorite food, habit, phrase)?
“Trippy.” Haha. My characters as teens say it and also, “Trip out,” and I find myself saying that too.
What’s your favorite place you’ve ever traveled for book research?
I don’t travel far for book research. I’m always on-line discovering interesting details. I am one of those people who love odd scientific discoveries and/or headlines that are basically “fact is stranger than fiction.”
Speaking of travel, which do you like best: planes, trains, or automobiles?
I have this fear of travel in airplanes and cars in close traffic! It’s awful. But when I ride trains I’m not bothered so much.
In the SHADE trilogy, Aura is the first of a generation that can see ghosts. What do you think defines your generation?
Hmm, I think what may define my generation is technology, but than I feel that is many generations at the moment. We are reaching other planets, making astounding discoveries, and new technology is on the rise everyday.