Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Author Interview: Emma Adams

Can you tell us a little bit about your books?

I wrote the Alliance series, which is adult contemporary fantasy and features multiple worlds, monsters, deadly magic and very stubborn characters. I also wrote the upper-YA urban fantasy Darkworld series, which features demons and other things that go bump in the night. I tend to write weird, fantastical stories with monsters and magic. 
Do you remember the title of the first story you wrote?

I used to write stories about my teddy bear when I was about five or six, and I actually still have the first "book", called "Teddy Goes Swimming". books are a little bit darker now. :P

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

I work freelance, so I can arrange my hours around writing time. I try to start with writing first thing in the morning, then switch and work on some freelance projects in the afternoon. I'm supposed to take evenings off, but I usually end up going back to my current manuscript or outlining a new project. And I always get in a couple of hours' reading time.
Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere, but mostly from what I'm reading. I read widely and pay attention to the details, and anything can spark a new idea. 
What have you learned about publishing that you didn’t know about when you first started writing?

When I first published with a small press, I learned that most marketing and promotion is up to the author. It was a pretty steep learning curve!
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Read or play video games.

Can you tell us about your future projects?

My next release is Collision (Alliance Book 3), which is out on the 17th November. I'm also launching a YA post-apocalyptic fantasy series in January which I'm really excited about. The first book, Indestructible, is out on the 12th January.

Adamant (Alliance Book 1) is 99 cents between the 11th and 17th November. Here's the blurb and buy links:
Ever since a devastating magical war tore apart Ada Fletcher's homeworld, she and her family have lived under cover on the low-magic Earth. Stuck in a dead-end job in London, Ada has spent her life hiding her true identity--and her magic. Until she loses her job, is chased by a rampaging monster, and is arrested as a prime suspect for a murder she had nothing to do with. It really isn't Ada's day.

Kay Walker, grandson of the Inter-World Alliance's late founder, expects to spend his first week as an Alliance employee chasing monsters out of the Passages between worlds, not solving his supervisor's murder or questioning a strange, fierce young woman he arrested in the Passages. Killer or not, her abilities raise questions about the Alliance's history, and the closer he gets to the truth, the higher the body count rises.

The last thing Ada wants to do is help the infuriating Alliance guard who arrested her, but it soon becomes clear that the Alliance knows too much about Ada's magic. More, in fact, than she knows herself. One thing’s certain: she’s not the only one keeping secrets. And the worst monsters look human…
Author Bio: Emma is the author of various fantasy novels, including the universe-hopping urban fantasy Alliance series and the YA urban fantasy Darkworld series.

Having spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing speculative fiction with magic and monsters. She lives in the middle of England, but dreams of exploring the Multiverse. When she's not immersed in her own fictional worlds, Emma works as a freelance editor and proofreader and reads an improbable number of books.

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