Friday, 21 December 2012
Monday, 17 December 2012
The end of the book is hardest for me. I never want to end too abruptly. I hate it when I read books and then, at the end, I’m left hanging. Cliffhangers are fine because I know another book is out there or coming. But I really try to clean up whatever loose ends I can and make the ending satisfying. That’s hard – often at the end of a book even I am ready to move on and I need to remind myself to close it out rather than just end it.
5. If one of your books became a movie, which celebrity would you like to star as one of your heroines? Tell us about your heroine.
6. If one of your books became a movie, which celebrity would you like to star as one of your heroes? Tell us about your hero.
7. Do all your heroes and all heroines look the same in your mind as you “head write”?
I don’t usually eat and write, I am terrified of crumbing up my computer. I’ll drink coffee and Earl Grey tea, though.
I’ve been told the voice in my YA is spot on. I hope it’s true because voice, particularly in YA and Middle Grade is key to writing a convincing story. You can’t have teenagers discussing retirement options or discussing finances. I just wouldn’t be realistic.
11. What is your favorite book?
12. What genre would you like to try writing in but haven’t yet done so? Why?
13. Facebook, Blogs, Chats, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn. Which do you like best and why?
14. Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
15. Speed Round:
TORN is available in e-book and paperback all over the place. I’ll give you two links –
Three Days of Rain
Monday, 10 December 2012
"My name is Jess Sturman-Coombs and I love to write novels that capture the imagination. My stories seek to take you on a journey that thrills and excites.
What was your first job?
Friday, 7 December 2012
The book has black and white illustrations so they can be coloured in.
“Put yourself in Jerry's shoes... His parents have been invited to China to take part in an archaeological dig. Because it is the summer holiday, he and his sister Sammy are going along. Jerry and Sammy meet some interesting people, and they find a beautiful hair slide. All seems great, but things are already starting to go wrong. Suddenly, Sammy thinks she is having visions from the past. They soon discover that the hair slide is linked to an old portrait in the museum and an old Mongolian tale. Jerry's summer is about to get very complicated...”
I hope you enjoy my books. They are all without violence and can be read independently or (for the older reader books) a chapter a night by parents.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Marie