Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fraction of Stone and Kelley Lynn!

I am so excited today because Kelley Lynn, author extraordinaire, is visiting! Her YA Fantasy, Fraction of Stone, released last Thursday, March 22nd, and Motivation for Creation is just one stop on her Blog Tour.

Kelley took some time to answer a few burning questions I had that helps us to know her and her characters a little bit better. Please enjoy the interview and then click over to Amazon (or any of the other book distributors) and pick up a copy of Fraction of Stone! You won't be disappointed.

Please introduce us to the characters of Fraction of Stone and tell us a little about what makes them tick.

The main characters in Fraction of Stone are Rydan and Akara. Rydan is considered the 'prince of his people' and is treated as such. He is very optimistic and is always first to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes this makes him come off a bit naive, but really he just wants to believe in the good in people.

Akara is pretty much the opposite. Her circumstances don't let her trust people. She has yet to find anyone who cares about what happens to her so she finds it impossible to care about anyone else. This proves to be a problem as she's needed to save the world, a world she doesn't believe should be saved.

What motivates you to create?

I think people are fascinating. The reasons behind what makes a certain person choose a certain path, answer a certain way, overcome something that maybe few could overcome. It's exciting to explore this about the characters.

What have you enjoyed the most regarding the publishing process?

Designing the cover was pretty awesome and Sapphire Star Publishing was very supportive of my idea. Also, just having the ability to share it with people and to get their feedback, is super exciting. It's been a year and a half since I typed 'the end' for this book. I've gotten feedback from my CPs and the fantastic people at Sapphire Star, but now I get to see what everyone else thinks. And no matter what that is, it's exciting.

Thank you for the interview! Are you so excited about your first book release!! (Of many more to come, I know it!)

Thank you for having me! I'm SO excited, there seriously aren't words. I'm excited to hear what readers think, the good and the bad. Of course I hope people like it, but no matter what, I just want to hear what people think.

Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn
Release Date: March 21st, 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:

Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.

Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving. 

About the Author:

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

Kelley Lynn's Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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  1. That's cool that you got to be a part of designing the cover. Sometimes authors have no control over it. I'd be curious to know how often it happens that authors hate their covers. Hopefully not that often.

    Good thing for me today. I get to go out and have coffee with friends.

    1. It was really awesome. I had the idea in my head for a long time. I knew I might not get to use it, but when SSP agreed with me, I was SO excited :)

  2. Thanks for having me Lara! This was so fun :)

  3. I like the cover. That's pretty awesome you got to design it. Your book sounds pretty good, so I'll definitely have to check it out sometime.

  4. I'm late to my own party, but thank you, Kelley, for letting me share in your exciting writing moment! I'm absolutely positive Fraction of Stone is going to have an amazing future and be loved by so many!


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