venerdì 31 maggio 2013

Blogoversary Celebration Day 3! Sharon Sant author of +Give@way!

Here we go with day 3!
Today's host is Sharon Sant, the author of the Sky Song trilogy, which is composed by Sky Song, The Young Moon and Not Of Our Sky.

If you missed the previous giveaways:
Megan Thomason, Daynight
Laura DeLuca, Destiny & Destiny Unveiled

Interview with Sharon Sant
author of The Sky Song trilogy

1. Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into writing?

This is a long story, it would need a novel! Briefly, I was born in Dorset, England and now live in Staffordshire. I’ve always made up stories but it wasn’t until I went to university as a mature student to study English and creative writing that I completed my first novel, Runners. Since then I haven’t stopped writing! I also work as a freelance editor and try to run a house and raise my two daughters without major disaster, which is often a distinct possibility as I’m not very good at turning my head to practical matters!

2. Where did you get the idea for the Sky Song Trilogy?

I’ve been asked this a few times and I honestly don’t know where the original seed of the idea came from. But the tale started off about a small girl whose father watched the skies every night. She didn’t know why, but soon figured out that he watched for someone, rather than something. As I worked on the idea, that’s when the little girl became a teenage boy and Sky Song, the novel, began. The tale kept growing until I realised that one book was not going to be enough to tell it and so The Young Moon and Not of Our Sky followed.

3. Is this a genre you prefer to write in or is there any others you would like to try?

I love writing YA with a passion. I have just finished a first draft of a NA story, but I’ll be diving straight into another YA soon. I do read in lots of other genres, though.

4. Favorite Scene or quote from your book?

Strangely, my favourite scene from Sky Song is one where the central three characters are just sitting in the park eating fish and chips together. Without giving away spoilers, a lot of drama has happened up to that point, but then they have this really quiet, normal moment, and the scene says so much about their friendship and where it has ended up after everything they’ve been through together.

5. Describe Jacob in three words.

Intense, loyal, stubborn.

6. Name one thing you love and one thing you hate.

I love quirkiness and I hate marshmallows.

7. If you could work with any author who would it be?

Because I work as an editor as well as a writer, I do work with a lot of authors all the time, but mostly online as I’m usually accepting a manuscript from someone who doesn’t live nearby. I love writers with a unique style and way of putting words together, and I love beautiful imagery and great character development. Those sorts of manuscripts are a joy to work on. Working with them, though, I suspect I’d have to like them as people too as I’m a very emotive person and need to be around people I trust and feel comfortable with. In that case, I’d have to say that I think someone like Jacqueline Wilson or Anthony Horowitz would be nice to work with.

8. Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

There are so many great authors out there right now. I read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern recently and fell in love with her vision. There are lots of great indie authors coming through at the moment too, and that’s exciting, because I think that is something we’ve not seen on this scale before. Recently I’ve read books by Jaimie Admans, Jack Croxall and Lindsay Leggett – all relatively new indie authors and all fantastic reads.

9. Print or eBook?

That’s a harsh question! I’m never going to stop loving print books, but I’m quite attached to my kindle for the freedom it gives me – I can carry it around easily and never have to spend a spare moment without a story to read ever again. So I want both! Can I have both please?

Sky Song

A strange-eyed boy with no memory of his true identity or real parents, Jacob could have no idea of the mortal danger he has been in every day of his fifteen years. Now that danger has found him and suddenly he doesn’t know who he can trust and what is real anymore. All he knows is that his new identity is almost as terrifying as the peril unleashing it has brought. Caught in the universal power struggle of an ancient race of beings and a destiny demanded of him that he does not want, he must fight to protect his own life and everyone he holds dear. 

But when the time comes, will he be strong enough to make the sacrifices that saving them will demand?

The Young Moon

'It is a prophecy, Watcher. And it foretells your destruction.'

So comes the stark warning from Astrae. But what does the prophecy that tells of the young moon actually mean? 

Two years have passed and Jacob’s search for the second Successor brings him back to Earth. But his Watcher powers seem to be useless as the other Successor remains shrouded in mystery… And he soon discovers that his bitter uncle, Makash, is also hot on the trail. 
Jacob’s quest takes him and Luca halfway across the globe in a race to get to the other Successor first. As they get closer to their goal the body count starts to rise and Jacob and Luca are dragged deeper into Makash’s deadly game as the net closes around them.

All Jacob has to do is cheat death, yet again, find another like him amongst the seven billion people that swarm over the face of the planet before Makash does, and thwart the prophecy that spells his doom. No pressure then…

 Not Of Our Sky

Jacob fights for his life and Ellen faces her toughest decision yet: whether to finally reveal his true identity to his parents. For Jacob is one of the Watchers of Astrae, a race of beings with extraordinary powers, and sworn to protect the natural order of the universe. But Jacob has broken one of Astrae’s oldest laws and chaos threatens to cover the Earth. 

Alex faces the fall into darkness that has long been prophesised. Her only ally is Makash, their bitter and twisted uncle, and Jacob has already succumbed to the shadows. Who will be there to catch her? 

With the first part of the ancient prophecy already coming to pass, it seems their only hope lies in the second part – the riddle of the star that will bring them back to the light. But what does it mean? And why do Jacob, Alex and Ellen all dream of the same lighthouse, night after night?

Sharon Sant was born in Dorset but now lives in Stoke-on-Trent. She graduated from Staffordshire University in 2009 with a degree in English and creative writing. She currently works part time as a freelance editor and continues to write her own stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes across many genres, when not busy trying in vain to be a domestic goddess, she can often be found lurking in local coffee shops with her head in a book. Sometimes she pretends to be clever but really loves nothing more than watching geeky TV and eating Pringles.

To find out more you can follow her on twitter: @sharonsant or find her on facebook:
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You can check out the Sky Song trilogy on Goodreads to find out more about Jacob and his friends. Or you could even read the books!

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3 commenti:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the covers and the books sound intriguing. I'm also keen to read a British author for a change.

  2. B/c it sounds really good. Can't wait to read them. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

  3. This trilogy sounds fabulous. Love the covers.


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