Author Interview with Craigh MacLachlan

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I’m hosting an interview today with Craig MacLachlan, author of YA fantasy novel “Summer’s Shadow”. My questions are bolded, Craig’s responses are in regular font.

1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?

The hardest part of being an author for me is having too many ideas I want to write. I have to force myself to only focus on one story at a time and not write two or more at once because the ideas want to leap from my mind onto the page, can be difficult. So I have to commit myself to storing those ideas away and love the current story I am working on and love the others when I get to them.

2) Can you give us a short synopsis of Summer’s Shadow?

When seventeen-year-old Sierra Winters watches her physical body sink to its death, she realizes a shining silver cord connects her two halves together, but it breaks off from her bellybutton, sinks with her body, and then everything changes when a mysterious boy named Valeck saves her life.

3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?

It is part of a series.

4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?

Anywhere from an hour to eight hours a day, it really varies.

5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?

As far as my favorite book in the young adult genre, I look at Where the Red Fern Grows as one of the great coming of age books meant for MG, YA and adults alike. It’s the book that really made me want to be a writer and I still read it today.

6) What are you working on now?

I am working on Fall’s Fury, book two in the Sierra Winters series. I am also working on another YA novel I will be pitching to agents soon. Craig MacLachlan

Summer’s Shadow

BOOK COVER - Summer's ShadowTitle: Summer’s Shadow

Author:Craig MacLachlan

Genre: YA Fiction

 

When seventeen-year-old Sierra Winters watches her physical body sink to its death, she realizes a shining silver cord connects her two halves together, but it breaks off from her bellybutton, sinks with her body, and then everything changes when a mysterious boy named Valeck saves her life.
Sierra soon discovers she has stumbled upon a mysterious realm known as The Void, which is filled with mystery, intrigue, danger and love. But upon returning to The Void, she is met by a sinister man known as Maven Kodiak who can manipulate his surroundings into a sickening Rot. Maven wants the power of her silver cord all for himself so he can enter the physical world and conquer it.

On the run from Maven, Sierra struggles to understand her abilities and powers which yield some surprising results. As she and Valeck fall in love, Sierra discovers he is keeping a vital secret from her.

Can Sierra be happy sharing her life between both realms, or will she be forced to choose one over the other forever?

 

Author Bio

AUTHOR PHOTO 1 - Craig MacLachlanCraig MacLachlan lives in Post Falls, Idaho, USA and is married to Christina. Craig’s passion in life is to tell stories. He started writing at a young age and reads books every chance he gets. His first completed Young Adult novel, SUMMER’S SHADOW, Book One of ‘Sierra Winters and The Void‘, a planned trilogy, is out now and available from online booksellers and high street bookstores by order worldwide. Craig is also working on a Young Adult horror novel and has two short films, “Roger” and “Marbles: A Love Story” he co-wrote with the director. Craig won third place in a one act screenwriting competition sponsored by the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Creative Writing Competition for 2011-12. Craig is also a story contributor for Young Adult Magazine as well as an article contributor for Zen Life. Craig enjoys, among others, reading, treasure hunting and exploring – and can also name all fifty states in alphabetical order!

 

SUMMER’S SHADOW is Craig MacLachlan’s first published work.

 

 

Links

 

MediaAria CDM’s website: www.mediaaria-cdm.com

 

MediaAria CDM’s profile on Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8792972-mediaaria

 

Craig MacLachlan profile on MediaAria CDM: http://www.mediaaria-cdm.com/craig-maclachlan/

 

Craig MacLachlan’s profile on Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5805745.Craig_MacLachlan

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