Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Interview with Ruth Silver + GIVEAWAY

I'm feeling a little warmer, today, but not because my heat is working. Oh no. I'm just downing coffee like a trucker on a 48 hour run and I'm jittery, but toasty warm. I guess I'd rather that than the alternative.

Today, we have an interview with Ruth Silver, author of the YA dystopian Aberrant Trilogy. The second book in the series, MOIRAI, just released late September.

Ruth Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication in the spring of 2005.  While in college, she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004.  Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia.  Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing.  She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories.  Her debut novel published by Lazy Day Publishing, ABERRANT is scheduled for release April 2013.  Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager.  She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

Title- Moirai
Series -Aberrant Trilogy # 2
By- Ruth Silver
Publication Date- September 26th, 2013
Genre- YA Dystopian

Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling
in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

Welcome to We Do Write, Ruth. Tell us a bit about yourself.

Thank you so much for having me today. I’m Ruth Silver, the author of the YA Dystopian series Aberrant. I love writing, reading, photography, traveling, and blogging. The farthest place I’ve vacationed is Australia and I’d love to go back.

How long have you been writing?

I started writing when I was a teenager. When I began, it was mostly poetry and I was reading a lot of fan fiction. Eventually, I started writing fan fiction and role playing before penning my own novels.

The Aberrant Trilogy sounds amazing. Tell us about MOIRAI. What’s the story about?

Moirai is a YA Sci-Fi, Dystopian Fantasy that takes place seven months after Aberrant. It is the second book in the trilogy. Moirai follows Olivia and Joshua as they continue to learn about their special abilities that they’ve been given as they prepare for a full-blown uprising against their government.

How deliciously dystopian! I love it! Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit?

I have a beta reader that helps restructure my novels. I never self-edit. When it comes down to actual editing, I use the editor the publisher supplies.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Definitely a plotter. I start with an outline, although sometimes I stray away from it by the time the novel is finished.

What’s the hardest part of writing for you?

Stopping to eat. Once I start writing, I don’t want to stop. It’s tough taking a break, I feel like I lose the flow of story-telling.

What are you reading right now?

Closed Hearts by Susan Kaye Quinn and The Island by Jen Minkman

Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably ... reading

Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.

I'm grateful to be part of such an amazing team at Patchwork Press. Their support from the beginning has been incredible. They are an amazing group of authors. I look forward to continuing the journey with them through my publishing career.

A special thanks to the LazyDay Publishing team, that has made this dream a reality.

To the book bloggers and tour hosts that read, reviewed, and/or spotlighted my book, thank you. It's not said often enough how much we as writers, really appreciate all that you do for us.

A very special thanks to my street team on Write Away Bliss, you've been there every step of the way, supporting my writing and sharing my novel. Thank you, Kira Watson for your amazing fan art that you've created. Thank you, Alicia Batista for the countless hours you've spent offering critical feedback to make my writing better for the trilogy.

I'd also like to thank Brady Hurley, Tom Lucaccioni, and Brady Schuyler. Your support means a great deal to me. I appreciate it, immensely.

To all my readers, thank you.

And finally, where can people find you and your books online?
Aberrant and Moirai are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository and bookstores.

Barnes & Noble Paperback

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