White Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What kind of book is this? I think because a few of us at the book club have read other books by this author, we were all set for a fantasy read. Yes, assumptions. We were wrong. This is not at all fantasy. It's gripping real life about what teenagers go through and what happens when no one helps them.
Which secondary character resonated most with you and why? Troy. To Chelle he was more than a crush, he was hope and when he left, even the reader feels somewhat cheated.
In your own words how did the setting of the story make it more interesting. School life. How much more complicated can it be? Chelle is the outcast and not entirely because of her doing. From this, the story then expands to her school crush, heartbreak, neglect and a tangled web she gets lost in.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.
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Can we expect any more books from you in the future? Many many. I have a Novella Series started which will launch in December 2013. The first book is titled Sugar and Salt. I also have companion novellas to Two Moons of Sera in the works and 2 more standalone novels. I’ll be busy from now until I’m 70!
Have you started another book yet? Actually, I’ve already finished the next book! It’s in editing right now. Sugar and Salt is an erotic novella which will be published with Evolved Publishing in December 2013. It’s the first in a series of books in The Sugar House Novellas.Where do you see yourself in five years? Sitting at this computer writing with the giant dog under my feet.
What are your current writing projects now? Book one of The Sugar House Novellas is done. I’m working on Books 2 and 3 while editing Two Moons of Sera for rerelease with Evolved Publishing.
Are you reading any interesting books at the moment? I just finished Parasite by Mira Grant. It was really amazing. Definitely some flaws but a thoroughly enjoyable and easy read.
Are there any new authors that have sparked your interest and why? Oh my yes. Julian Darius wrote Nira/Sussa which is a completely deviant Literary Fiction/Erotica. Keira Michelle Telford is the author of the Silver Series which I regularly dream about and has a new series coming out this summer. And Kenya Wright is the only Supernatural Romance author I bother to read anymore. She’s phenomenal. Her Habitat Series books are impeccable, fun, sexy and relevant.
What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? Tools don’t matter. There are no tricks. Some things will work for you, others won’t. And it will be different for everyone. The real trick? Shut up and write something.