Today we have with us Seven N. Blue, author of young adult fantasy The Lunatics. I met Seven through the (now disbanded) Sacramento Writers Group when we were the lone young adult fantasy writers, hashing out our first drafts and craving feedback to improve our writing. See how far Seven has come with that manuscript!
BH: What inspired you to write The Lunatics?
SNB: In four words: Defiance and a Boy.
BH: Which of the characters is most like you?
SNB: I think there’s a lot of Josephine in me…but then again…I think there’s a little bit of Josephine in all of us…doll!
BH: What are the benefits you experienced with self-publishing? What were the disadvantages?
SNB: Advantages: I get to call the shots on story, title, marketing…etc. The disadvantages…I get to call the shots on story, title, marketing…etc. Well, you get the picture! But all in all…I love being an Indie Author.
BH: Any forthcoming sequels for The Lunatics?
SNB: Yes! I recently came up with the whole outline for the sequel of The Lunatics…but don’t plan to dive into it until later this year – as I am in the midst of my next project.
BH: A new project? Can you give us any details?
SNB: I am currently revising a completed first draft. It’s a young adult novel…but not fantasy…in fact…it’s as real as it gets. Sort of Girl Interrupted meets Crank…but you know…funnier 🙂
BH: What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve received as a writer?
SNB: Butt. In. Chair. (just sit down and write)!