The Unwanteds meets Percy Jackson with a female protagonist in this riveting urban fantasy.
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In the final book of the trilogy, Allie Strom's war against evil takes her to Japan, a spiritual plane, and the underworld. She must face her destiny of becoming the Tenth Worthy, go to war with the fallen angels that have risen to power after the fall of Samyaza, and once and for all save the world.
What books inspire you?
Although The Song of Ice and Fire books (starting with Game of Thrones) are quite different than mine, they are what inspired me to write in the first place. I loved the books and had read the first four before the fifth came out, and decided that, instead of waiting for other great books like these, I would try to write my own. Of course my voice was different and what evolved through the process of writing was a very different set of books, but I always look back at George RR Martin as my inspiration (and love the fifth book).
Brandon Sanderson is another great, and I love the fact that he runs a podcast for writers (called Writing Excuses).
But if you want to go with what books I read over and over? Definitely Harry Potter. I'm reading through those books again, just bought the movies, and can't wait to go to Harry Potter land when it opens in LA. JK Rowling is my hero.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I look forward to seeing how interactive storytelling (such as the work by Telltale Games) impacts ebooks and film. I wonder if a new hybrid style of ebook will become popular, as it doesn't seem so difficult to do (and many apps are already doing it to some degree, I hear).
I also look forward to seeing where self-publishing goes. Will the quality increase, or will the market just become more and more saturated? How will traditional publishers be affected?
The interesting part is when you look at some of the very high quality self-published books, such as those by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant and David Wright, or Will Wight. There are plenty of other great self-published authors, but we have to find some way to differentiate the quality ones from the others, so readers don't become jaded with self-published books.
What genres do you write?
Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Children's, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Non-fiction.
Do you listen to music while you write? If yes, what gets the fingers tapping?
For me it's all about the movie soundtracks. Usually the soundtrack from Pirates of the Caribbean, Back to the Future, or Star Wars will do the trick, but sometimes I have to result to Mozart, depending on the scene and my mood.