I’m hosting an interview with Veronica Bane, author of YA fantasy novella “Miyuki”. My questions are bolded, Veronica’s responses are regular font.
1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?
There are so many difficult parts, and it really depends on the projects that you’re working on and what your strengths are. Right now, I have to constantly remind myself to focus on one project. Every other project sounds great when you’re in the middle of a different project. So, I would say that focusing on one idea when you have several could be difficult.
2) Can you give us a short synopsis of Miyuki?
Miyuki is about a group of teenagers who have the ability to manipulate different parts of nature. The protagonist, Miyuki, is also part of a group in her town that is largely discriminated against by the majority group. In addition, she feels strongly that she left some people at risk in the first book, and so she’s working to make that right.
3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?
This is part of a series. The first book is called Mara.
4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?
It depends! Sometimes, I just do journaling or outlining. Some days, I lock myself away in a corner of a coffee shop and stay for four hours until I produce what I need to produce.
5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
There are so many great YA books! I do love Cinder by Marissa Meyer, though.
6) What are you working on now?
I am working on the sequel to Miyuki. In addition, I’m working on a sci-fi adult book and a screenplay.
Author: Veronica Bane
Genre: YA Fantasy Novella
In the town of Jericho, a group of misfit teenagers haunts the underbelly of their society. Armed with the ability to manipulate different parts of nature, these teenagers fight for their right to stay alive. In the months following an attack on their lives, danger still lurks around them. Those behind the original strike have risen from the ashes, and new powers are beginning to reveal themselves. With this mysterious threat imminent, Mara, Miyuki, and the rest of the Unusuals must stand together to fight. However, time is running out for the group, for someone—or something—is hunting them, and this time around, not all of them will survive.
Veronica Bane grew up in San Diego, California and spent her days writing in local coffee shops and at the beach. Her writing was and has always been fed a healthy diet of chai tea lattes and film scores. She studied Creative Writing at Chapman University and now lives in Los Angeles.
Author Website: www.veronicabane.com
Mara on Amazon: http://amzn.com/0615846130