Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Interview + Giveaway: Atlantis Reborn by Gloria Craw

What can you tell my readers about yourself that they might not know from looking on your bio or reading in another interview?

Well, I’m a bit of an introvert. I enjoy my friends and socializing, but I have a limited amount of energy for that type of interaction. I’ll be the life of the party one minute and sitting in a quiet corner the next. When I have to retreat to recharge, I do a lot of people watching. I think these times of quiet observation make me a better writer than I would otherwise be.  

What do you enjoy doing on your down time?

I’m an archaeology buff, so I scour the internet for articles about new digs whenever I can. I run with dog and watch documentaries, as well. Yep, I’m a complete nerd.

What is your Favorite part of writing?

Brainstorming ideas. I have full license to daydream, and I make the most of it.

Do you have any certain routines you must follow as you write?

I wish I could say yes. I have four school age daughters that require a lot of my attention. I do my writing around their schedules, which is difficult but not impossible. I’m much better at outlining my projects nowadays, and I set a certain number of words I want to write per week. That’s as much routine as I can reasonably expect of myself at this point.

What are some of your Favorite books or Authors in the Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Genres?

I enjoyed the Witch series by Carolyn MacCullough, and of course, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

Do you have a favorite scene in Atlantis Reborn ?

My favorite scene in Atlantis Reborn is the final one. Alison has faced some extreme challenges, and she’s lost people she loves. When things finally calm down, Ian rents out an opera hall and stages a fake prom for her. It’s a light and teasing scene, but something profound happens at the end of it.

Which character was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about?

I love writing cocky Ian and grumpy Lillian, but cynical Theron Falco is my favorite. He’s always got a sarcastic follow up to things other people say. When I reread his dialogue, I can hardly believe it originated in my mind. I have a soft spot for him because he keeps getting the short end of the stick, too. Theron’s character is very distinct. Perhaps that’s why writing him is so much fun.  

It’s gotten harder for me to write Spencer Thane’s character. He has boundless energy, which I love, but turning that into something important to the story isn’t always easy.

What Other Projects can we look forward to reading from you?

The Atlantis Rising series will continue through Theron’s perspective, and I just finished another YA fantasy called Seek the Shadows.

Gloria Craw grew up in the desert southwest and attended the University of Utah where she got a degree in anthropology. These days, she lives just outside of Seattle, Washington. She’s married, has four daughters and a very hairy dog.

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Atlantis Reborn
Atlantis Rising #3
In a few days, I’ll officially be the Laurel clan chief—but it comes at a heavy cost. My human family, the McKyes, think I’m dead, and the only family I have left is my surly cousin, Theron. Plus the occasional visit from my dead mother.

Gathering the fifteen clans of Atlantis is more tasking than I thought. Thank fate that Ian has my back, otherwise keeping the peace would be a total disaster.I want to give him my heart, too, but without an official likeness, or spontaneous pairing, it’s only wishful thinking. To make matters worse, someone out there has the formula to createhuman-Atlantian hybrids. For a hefty price.

Certain chiefs are so desperate to increase our population that they refuse to see the price might be more than money; it could cost us our souls. If I can’t change their minds,the descendants of Atlantis could disappear forever.

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