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Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature:
Rachel McClellan and Fractured Soul.
Rachel has joined us for an interview:
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always enjoyed writing, but never believed I could be an author. It wasn’t until I traveled to
and stood on the Cliffs of Moher, overlooking the massive ocean, that I realized I was the only person holding me back from following my dreams. I quickly got out of the way. Ireland
? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Argh! Painful memories. I’d rather not remember my bean-making days at Taco John’s or the hundreds of people I harassed from a call center.
? How long does it take you to write a book?
About six months.
? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I use an Alpha Smart to write. It’s basically a typewriter with a small screen showing only four visible lines of text. I love it! It’s so light and the batteries last forever. I can’t imagine writing without it.
? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
Surprisingly, there are still a few brain cells bouncing around in my head. Whenever they collide a character or idea is born.
? How do you decide what you want to write about?
I have a file of ideas. Whenever I’m ready to start a new project, I ponder over them, but only when an ending to one of the story ideas comes to me, do I actually begin writing.
? What books have most influenced your life?
Wow. That’s a hard one. I have the usual spiritual books I reflect on, like the Bible, to help me become a better person. I love To Kill a Mockingbird, Atlas Shrugged and The Angels are the Reapers. And The Book Thief. Oh, and books by C.S. Lewis.
? What are you reading right now?
I’m actually going back to re-read the Leven Thumps series. I love studying that book by Obert Skye. He is excellent at world building!
? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I love playing all kinds of sports and love snowboarding. Of course having four children has made my mountain-play time almost non-existent. I hope to get back into it as they grow older.
? What is your favorite comfort food?
Ranch dressing. And not that store bought crap in the plastic bottles. It’s got to be the homemade kind. I’ll dip just about anything in it.
? What do you think makes a good story?
A story that gets stuck in reader’s heads for days after they read it.
? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
Tough question. And when things get tough, I cheat. J Favorite children’s author – Dr. Seuss. Favorite middle-grade author – Obert Skye. Favorite YA author – L.J. Smith Favorite adult author – Dean Koontz.
Fun random questions:
dogs or cats? Big dogs
Coffee or tea? Neither
Dark or milk chocolate? Creamy milk
Rocks or flowers? Rocks
Night or day? Night
Favorite color? Black
Crayons or markers? Crayons
Pens or pencils? Pens
More about the author:
Rachel McClellan was born and raised in
, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was... Idaho
Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan
About Fractured Soul:
Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot threatening
, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page! Lucent Academy
The publisher has authorized a giveaway and because I have over 1000 amazing followers, I am granted the opportunity to offer ONE (hardcover) copy of Fractured Soul INTERNATIONALLY!