Writing Belle's 2013 Fall Author Program officially kicks off today. So many great authors will be featured from now until Christmastime, and today we'll start with our first guest, Jade Varden. Jade is a Young Adult novelist. The first installment in her Deck of Lies series, Justice, is the book we will be featuring today.
Hello! Thanks for kicking off the 2013 Fall Author Program. Tell us a little about yourself.
Thanks so much for allowing me to participate! I’m about to release my newest novel, so I’m completely focused on the world of books right now. Fall weather makes me want to stay indoors and read.
You're a writer. What do you write?
YA novels of mixed genres. Deck of Lies is a mystery series with some romance mixed in. My newest book is more dystopian...but there’s some romance there, too.
Justice is about a girl who knows exactly who she is. She’s got a good family life and she has firm plans for the future. Then one day, it all falls apart just like that. Rain discovers that she has no idea who she is, and her entire world is totally built on lies and deception.
How did you come up with the idea for this book?
I started wondering what it might be like to be taken away from your own family and suddenly being forced to live with a totally different family. Everything built from there.
How long did it take you to write it from start to finish?
Justice took about three months to write. I wrote the entire series in about a year.
I'm a writer, too, and I honestly couldn't survive the long days of work without hot tea. What helps you get through the day?
Coffee! My Twitter followers know that I’m practically obsessed with it.
Favorite writing snack?
Pretzel sticks. It might be the salt.
What's some advice you could offer aspiring authors?
Write what you want to write. Think about the books you’ve read that made you want to be a writer, the stories that touched you the most, and draw your inspiration from here.
Thank you for stopping in. Best of luck!
Thanks so much! I look forward to seeing the rest of the Fall Author Program unfold.
About the Author
Jade Varden writes young adult novels for teen readers. When she’s not working on her books, Jade also blogs practical writing tips for authors who self-publish. Jade currently makes her home in Louisville, Kentucky, where she enjoys reading and reviewing indie books by other self-published authors. Follow her on Twitter @JadeVarden. Visit Jade’s blog at http://jadevarden.blogspot.
Make sure you stop by every week to see what new authors Writing Belle is featuring during the 2013 Fall Author Program!