Saturday, November 09, 2013

{Author Fest} Cherie Colyer @CherieCoyler

Cherie Colyer
A little about myself: I write young adult and middle grade novels. I love finding new stories that keep me up late reading. While my favorite genre is fantasy, if the book is beautifully written with characters that come alive I’m all over it.

My debut novel EMBRACE and the sequel HOLD TIGHT are now available from Omnific Publishing.

Embrace (The Embrace Series, #1)How far would you go to save the people you love?

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound

Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
I had been working on another novel when the idea for Embrace first came to me. I had this image of a girl running through the halls at school. I started to ask myself who is this girl and what is she doing. It didn't take long for Madison to be born and for me to know that she was about to discover there were powers in the world that she'd have to embrace to save her friends.

How did you get interested in writing this particular genre?
The paranormal fascinates me. I've always been big on researching different myths, watching documentaries, and reading books and watching movies on just about anything supernatural.

What’s the best thing about being an author?
It's a toss up between meeting readers and getting to make things up for a living.

What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Keep writing and revise, revise, revise. If you haven’t already, join a critique group. The amount of knowledge I gained and the friendships I developed are invaluable. And lastly, read. Study what it is you like or dislike about a particular book and apply these things to your own writing.

In some cases the covers were changed! And in some cases the Title! Why do the publishers decide to change these things and do you have any say in the matter?
Embrace recently received a new cover, and I did get a say. I wrote Embrace to be a standalone novel, so my publisher and I weren't thinking about a second book or its cover when Embrace’s was designed. When readers kept asking if there’d be a sequel my creative wheels started to turn and I began work on another book, but finding the perfect image for Hold Tight that fit the story and matched Embrace’s cover was difficult. So my wonderful marketing associate and I got to talking about other options. The result was a whole new look for book one.

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