Published by Sky Pony Press
Published on June 2nd 2015
Genres: Young Adult
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In 2013: Sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea of how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her.
In 2146: Seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The strangest part is that, according to the Department of Temporal Affairs, his father was never assigned to be in that time. Bridger’s even more stunned when he learns that his by-the-book father was there to break the most important rule of time travel—to prevent someone’s murder.
And that someone is named Alora.
Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father before the DTA finds him. If he can stop Alora’s death without altering the timeline, maybe he can save his father too.
Which do you find the hardest to write, the first or the last line of your novel? Why?
Definitely the first line. I obsess over setting the tone for the story. I’ve lost count of how many times I changed the first line of THE EDGE OF FOREVER, but the last line is still the same one I had in the first draft.
Which comes first in your writing process, the title, or the content of you story? (Do you always know what your book’s title is going to be?)
The content of the story comes first. I need to understand a bit about the plot and get to know the characters before I settle on the title.
How do you plot your books, do you write it down on paper/index cards/etc, or do you write on the fly? Do you ever find that your plot changes as you write, or does it stay pretty close to how you planned it?
Since I use a beat sheet, I guess you could say I’m a little bit of a plotter and pantser. The beat sheet allows me to pre-plan all of the major plot points I want to include in the story, yet it still allows me the freedom to come up with different ways to get to each of those points. I start out making notes in my notebook. Sometimes I use note cards to keep my thoughts organized, but mostly I stick with the notebook.
Do you have any authors who inspire you or your writing style? If so, who?
I want to be J.K. Rowling or Suzanne Collins when I grow up. ;)
What’s in your “Author Survival Kit”? (Pens, Caffeine, iPods, Prozac?)
Chocolate, Dr Pepper, colored pens, colored post-it notes, note cards, and noise cancelling headphones.
Do you have a favorite place to write? Tell us about it!
I wish I could go out to a coffee shop and write, but the closest one is 30 miles from my house. So I usually hide out in my office.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What is something you never leave home without?
My phone. It’s hard to believe I grew up without carrying one around! :D
What are the last 3 books you enjoyed reading?
Golden Son by Pierce Brown, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King, and The Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch (Can I count this as one because I read these books back to back?)
Do you have a favorite hobby/pastime?
I started running earlier this year. Had to take a break for a while because I sprained my ankle in late March, but I’m getting back to it now. I also love heading to the local theater to watch movies.
This or That?
Sunrise or Sunset?
Sunset. I’m not a morning person.
Coffee or Tea?
Definitely coffee. I need it to function most every morning.
Autumn or Spring?
Autumn. I’m allergic to so much stuff, and they’re always at their worst in Spring.
Summer or Winter?
Summer. I hate being cold.
E-book or Print Book?
I do enjoy reading e-books, but there’s nothing like holding a book in your hands.