Tuesday, April 7, 2015
RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Awakening by Shannon Duffy
We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating Shannon Duffy's latest Young Adult novel, Awakening, with this Release Day Blitz!
April 7, 2015
Desiree Six (because she was born on a Friday) believes in everything the Protectorate stands for. She likes the safety and security of having her entire life planned out—her career, her mate, even the date of her death. She doesn’t even think to question when Darian, her childhood friend and neighbor, is convicted of murdering his parents. They had seemed like such a loving family. But if he was convicted, then he must have done it.
Then Darian shows up in her room late one night. He has escaped the Terrorscape—a nightmare machine used to punish all Noncompliants—and he needs Desiree’s help. What he tells her rocks her world to its core and makes her doubt everything she’s ever been told. With this new information, will Desiree and Darian be able to escape the Protectorate before it’s too late?
*Random Interview Questions*
What inspired you to write your first book?
Definitely myy son Gabriel. I wanted to write a story for him that he would love and one where he got to be the hero of the story.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I’m sort of between a planner and a pantser. I like to do a rough outline and then think it through in my head like a movie, jotting notes as I go. And then when I’m in the writing process I need quiet. Oh, and lots of coffee.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Yes, it was my high school English teacher Mr. Rowsell. He definitely had a huge impact on me. I really took an interest in creative writing and wanted to impress him. When he read some of my things aloud in class, I was hooked. He was an amazing teacher and influence on me.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Read a lot, make other writer friends who you can exchange your work with, and don’t give up if it’s something you really love.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you sooo much for reading my story and I really hope you enjoyed it! Readers are the best kinds of people, aren’t they? ☺
What genre do you consider your book(s)?
Sci-fi and dystopian mix I would say.
While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?
I always try to put myself straight into the character’s heads. I need to feel what they’re feeling to try to make my words feel authentic.
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**About the Author**
Shannon Duffy is the author of Middle Grade (MG) and Young Adult (YA) books full of adventure. She grew up on the east coast of Canada in the province of Newfoundland and now live in Ontario. She loves writing, reading, fashion, fitness, and traveling. Her books include Spectral and the Gabriel Stone series.
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