Monday, October 1, 2012

Part II Shardwell Interview and International Giveaway

Welcome back to part two of this awesome interview!

About our Authors.
A. Gerry developed an interest in fantasy at a young age. Her fondness for writing comes from many sources, but the most prominent is her devotion to video games. Some of her favorites include Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls series, and anything that lets her shoot zombies. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Utah University and teaches at a local charter school.

C. Hall has been addicted to the many realms of fantasy and science fiction all her life. A graduate of Southern Utah University, she now teaches at a local charter school. When she isn’t busy designing activities for her Mythology class or going on field trips with the Star Wars Club, she is spending time with her sister. C. Hall’s favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, and Tracy Hickman.

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Part II of Author Interview.

1) I love that each of the characters has a power. If you each could pick a power, what would it be and why?
I (Christy) would definitely choose Raeylan's powers. Teleportation and control of time is would save me tons of hours in my real life!
Amanda would choose Kyle's powers. Super strength is cool.

2) For our aspiring writers, what do you think was the hardest part about writing a book and how did you overcome that challenge?
There are two things that are especially difficult. I think #1 is trying to get published. We searched publishing avenues for nearly 5 years before we just did the indie thing. We must have sent off about 150 query letters to agents and publishers. Every rejection made us question whether or not we were in the right line of business. Finally, we just decided we didn't care about industry perception. Our goal was to write a novel that, as young adults, we would have loved to read. Publicity is hard as independent writers with no money to invest, but we decided that we didn't care to be the next mass produced super-seller. Every person who reads our novel and loves it is a tribute to our work and we celebrate that!
The second hardest challenge is writing together. We brainstorm. We create and argue. We throw things at each other. But in the end, we design characters we love and enemies we fear (the wolves are the stuff of my nightmares, while my sister insists that movie theater projector booths are the creepiest places on the planet) that are more real than anything we might design alone.

3) What is next for our favorite quartet from the Shardwell Series? Do you have a hint for what's to come?
Hold on to your seat, because our novel is not structured in the traditional linear sense. Phoenix Angel slapped you with a gut wrenching cliffhanger, but Guardian of Time takes you into the characters' pasts. You will learn the cause of Maggie's uncontrollable anger, the depth of her friendship with Lily, and the mystery behind who Carter really is.


  1. Thanks for the chance to win! This series looks really interesting. I'm glad I found out about it.

  2. Oops! I forgot to add that I would chose to read minds provided I could block out people when I choose too. I think that would be so helpful.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'd choose Healing cause that way I'd be able to get out out of scrapes ALIVE! :D
    Reading minds would suck.You know what they say about eavesdropper! :P

  4. I would choose healing. There is so many people I could help.

  5. I would choose to heal! There are so many people suffering in my family right now, including myself, and I wish I could take away all of the pain and make everything better.