Why I Write: A Guest Post by Brina Courtney
Shay stepped into my world like a ghost. Someone I couldn’t get away from, constantly entering my mind, even when I didn’t want her there. But finally when I started to set some words to paper, things improved. She stopped yelling and just starting talking, slow at first revealing small bits of her story. It took me almost three months to outline and begin the story, Reveal took shape quickly after and I realized I was looking at a series of shorter novels. In the first the set of Cryptid Tales novels there are three books revolving around Shay’s life. Reveal, Capture and the third installment available this fall, Elevate (working title). After Elevate we will delve into Lacey’s story most likely with two or three more novels. Did I ever think I would be writing novels about cryptids? No way! But here I am, absolutely loving my new found secret world. There’s a lot to be covered in the two stories thus far. Identifying a race that technically does and does not exist was difficult, but once complete totally worth the research it took to get it there. I love writing YA SciFi, there’s nothing else to it and I appreciate every single person who takes a chance on my books. You’re risking something every time you read, your emotions and thoughts. So as a writer I thank you.
Brina Courtney is a YA paranormal and sci-fi author. She wrote both books, Reveal and Capture, Book 1 & 2 in the Cryptid Tales. Along with Ignite (Cryptid Tales 0.5), the bonus short story. She's also a teacher, newlywed, dog chaser and chocoholic.
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