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It is my pleasure to present: Lee Strauss and Perception!
Lee Strauss writes historical and science fiction upper/mature Young Adult fiction. She also writes lighter, lower Young Adult fiction under the name Elle Strauss. She's a married mother of four, and divides her time between Germany and Canada. She's fond of Lindt's sea salt dark chocolate and hiking in good weather.
Lee Strauss has joined us here for an interview!
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I started writing when my youngest child was a toddler. I’m a late bloomer.
? How long does it take you to write a book?
It used to take me several years but now I can write on in 3-4 months.
? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I’m a terrible speller
? Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
Not really. I just do what I have to do each day whether it’s writing, editing or marketing.
? What books have most influenced your life?
For fiction I’d say Pride and Prejudice. Non-fiction, the Bible
? What is the first book you remember reading by yourself?
The Adventures of Reddy Fox by
? What are you reading right now?
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Read, cycle, hike, eat
? What is your favorite comfort food?
Dark chocolate with almonds.
? What do you think makes a good story?
Well developed characters and a compelling plot.
? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
I’m going to tip my hat to Jane Austin again because I have to many living author friends J, plus she was a strong women who made it in a business dominated by men.
? What book, if any, do you read over and over again?
My TBR pile is too large to have time to read a book more than once.
Fun random questions:
· dogs or cats? Cats!
· Coffee or tea? Coffee
· Dark or milk chocolate? Dark!
· Rocks or flowers? Flowers
· Night or day? Day
PERCEPTION is a ( SF/mystery/romance) Young Adult novel that takes place in the not too distant future in a world changed by climate extremes, natural disasters and impending wars, and where scientific breakthroughs cause class divisions—both financially and philosophically. It explores the clash between faith and science and how differences can separate us as enemies or alliance us together. And in some cases, even in the midst of betrayal and personal crisis, there’s room to fall in love.
This is the first book in a planned three book series.
Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP—a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property along side other equally beautiful people with extended life spans.
Her brother Liam is missing.
Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they’ve created between those who have and those who don’t. He doesn’t like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically.
Zoe’s carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She’s in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.
You can read my review of this great story by clicking HERE!