Thanks so much to Reading Teen for letting me pop over here for a visit. My name is Kelley Lynn, and I am, as the title of this post would suggest, an Indie Author. My YA Fantasy, FRACTION OF STONE, is being published by Sapphire Star Publishing on March 21st, 2013.
It's so nice to get out and meet new people and have a little discussion. Are you ready? I surely am. :)
Does the World Deserve to Survive?
Unfortunately, recent events (the Newtown, CT school shooting for one) have many questioning what the heck is going on with the human race. Like, how is it possible for someone to even have a thought about doing something so horrible, let alone actually go through with it?
I don't want to get too Debbie Downer so I won't go on a tirade of all the things people do to make me question whether society is moving in the right direction. Luckily, I am a very optimistic, positive person. So even when I'm questioning it, my inner-happy-person always helps me see the good things in the world. Which far out way the bad.
But what if I didn't have the inner-happy-person?
What if all I ever witnessed was horror like the grade school massacre?
That's what one of the characters, Akara, in my YA Fantasy, FRACTION OF STONE, spends the whole book fighting. Her belief that saving a world full a scum wouldn't do anybody any good. And that those that inhabit the world deserve death anyway. Rydan ends up being her inner-happy-person, though he has some growing to do as well. (He's slightly too optimistic.)
My question for all of us is, where do you fall on this spectrum? Do you find your faith in humanity is slipping? Or are you able to latch on to the many good things in this crazy world?
In case you’re wondering what it looks like when two people on opposite ends of the spectrum find themselves on the same journey to save the world, I'll give you a peak at FRACTION OF STONE.
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, , as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, . Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.
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