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Name of fiction work? And were there other names you considered that you would like to share with us? This is my newest fiction. THE ORPHANS, Book One of The Lost Race Trilogy. When I write, oddly the titles come to me first, even before I have a clear idea of the story attached. Book one was always going to be titled THE ORPHANS. Book two, scheduled for release in November of 2019 is entitled METARTRON’S DAUGHTERS, and book three will be called REBUILDING ATLANTIS.
What is the date you began writing this piece of fiction and the date when you completely finished the piece of fiction? I began writing this first book in the trilogy two and a half years before it was finally published. The book traveled through several publication options and two interested literary agent hands before I chose to publish through my own company. After that, cover design, professional editing, and finally book design. I had already begun book two and outlined book three before THE ORPHANS
What were your writing habits while writing this work- did you drink something as you wrote, listen to music, write in pen and paper, directly on laptop; specific time of day? I also own a business where I help authors market their books for sales success, so my writing time is very precious to me. Early morning is best, it’s quiet and I can focus without distractions. I open email in the late morning and then it’s off to the marketing, teaching, coaching, and paying the bills races. It seems like a scattered focus, but I’m used to it.
Can you give the reader just enough information for them to understand what is going on in the excerpt? In this excerpt, Gracie has no idea what “Acclimation” really is, or that when it happens, it will reveal a hidden truth about herself, and all the other orphans in Ariel’s Gate Orphanage. She thinks she’s human, and believes her freedom to live a normal life awaits in thirty short days. In a brief preface prior to chapter one, an Ariel’s Gate student was found dead not far from orphanage.
Occasionally a twist comes to me, but it all happens in the planning phases. The only marked-up copies come from my editor, and she mostly catches grammar and spelling errors. I’ve always written stories that way. It’s the same when I make a quilt. People love to laugh and say, “It takes Deb only a few weeks to put together a quilt!” But they didn’t see the hundreds of hours inside my head, designing, imagining, creating, and visualizing that happen before I even step into the fabric store. It’s the same with writing, or creating a new recipe. It’s all done inside, then voila!
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THE ORPHANS, Book One of the Lost Race Trilogy