Monday, December 16, 2013

YA Revolution and NA Feature

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The lovely Liz Fichera is starting a revolution for more diversity in US literature. She recently interviewed me on my use of Inuit culture in my YA story, The Desiree.

Liz also writes diverse characters and has a book out now, Captive Spirit, with a
Native American main character.

I hope you'll hop over and visit Liz and check out what prompted me to explore the Inuit culture.

LIZ FICHERA




This week's NA feature is



The Mythology department at prestigious Harvard University is tiny—and Mackenzie Duncan has just been selected as one of the lucky few. Her love for myths and legends is strong, but she never thought any of it could be real. 
After being attacked by a large wolf while walking home alone, Mackenzie realizes something is not right. She heals quickly, is suddenly super strong, and is experiencing mood swings that can't possibly be normal. The myths she's studying aren't myths at all. Werewolves are real and she's one of them. Fear of what she is, and who she might hurt sends Mackenzie running from the life she’s worked hard to build–and straight into the arms of a handsome Were named Geoff and into the home of his pack. Living with her new pack takes the edge off her confusion and self-loathing, but the arrival of new pack members changes the dynamic, and tests Geoff and Mackenzie’s growing relationship. 
The hardest part of being a werewolf is having no control and no memory of her time as a blood thirsty beast. When a moon cycle passes and she actually remembers bits and pieces of the night, she starts to ask questions, and the more questions she asks, the more she realizes she doesn’t like the answers. Can she set aside her own sense of morals to belong to a pack that is like a family or will she leave everything behind yet again in search of a life she can be proud of?

Growing up, Adrianne couldn't get her hands on enough books to satisfy her need for the make believe. If she finished a novel and didn't have a new one ready and waiting for her, she began to create her own tales of magic and wonder. Now, as an adult, books still make up majority of her free time, and now her tales get written down to be shared with the world.
During the day, Adrianne uses her camera to capture life's stories for clients of all ages and at night, after her two children are tucked in bed; she devotes herself to her written work. Adrianne is living the life she always wanted, surrounded by art and beauty, the written word and a loving family.

As a young adult and new adult author, Adrianne James has plans to bring stories of growing characters, a little romance, and perhaps a little magic and mythology down the line for her readers to enjoy.

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19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Already visited!

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's great she's doing it. So important. I'll check it out.

Jay Noel said...

Cool. Will check it out.

Old Kitty said...

Just been!! Yay! take care
x

Heather M. Gardner said...

Yeah, LIZ!!

Thanks for adding to the PIF book list!

Heather

Trisha F said...

I think what Liz is doing is great. And I think it's important to highlight those books/authors who have already taken part in the revolution. :)

William Kendall said...

Read and commented, PK!

SA Larsenッ said...

Hopping over now ...

Yolanda Renee said...

Really enjoyed your interview, and love that you were so taken with Alaska that it's influenced your writing!

Lexa Cain said...

I loved your interview, PK! I think having characters from different cultures or having characters who are multi-cultural is so important. I love Liz's idea and her dedication. :-)

E.J. Wesley said...

LOVE this subject as you know. :) Heading over to check it...

David List said...

I dig it! I went a bit Slavic with the beasts in my latest story. Heading over to Liz's now.

Carrie-Anne said...

That was a great interview. I was fairly obsessed with Alaska when I was younger and eventually put one of my characters on the Aleutian Islands (before turning her into a 19th century girl in Massachusetts and Oregon Country).

Norma Beishir said...

I'll check it out!

LD Masterson said...

I'm making my round from Z to A this time so I'll be visiting Liz shortly.

Pothys said...

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Maalaimalar said...

Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Local Tamil News

cleemckenzie said...

Love books that take on the multi-cultural aspect of our world. Great!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a super New Year.

JJ said...

Have a terrific holiday season!!