26 June, 2018

#Interview with S.B.White, #Author of The Nebula Chronicles

About the Author:
Writing in the fantasy and science fiction genre, SB White continues to entertain readers with her latest novel. Her previous published work includes “The Special Ones” and “The Twins of Fairland” Part I and Part II. She devotes her time to writing poems, short stories and novels with the help of her grandchildren and much of her work is available to read for free on her website. White’s mission is to encourage youth to always read, write, and be creative.

An Interview with the Author:

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
I’ve always loved to read and the desire to ‘pen’ a story started when my children were in school and I had some free time.  I did submit a manuscript and received positive comments on the effort.  This encouraged me to continue.

What inspires you to write?
It’s fun to think of a plot and characters and then to have them come to life.  I published The Twins of Fairland for my granddaughter and continued from there.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
I wanted a platform to jump to different stories and characters.  The Nebula Chronicles is that platform.

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?
Yes.  I actually have some that I wrote when in college.

Tell us about your writing process.
I start with an idea and then work on the characters and plot.  Many times the story ends up different than where I thought it was going.

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
When Arris learns about her history and has trouble believing it.

Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?
Yes.  I think the character Kent would be one.

What is your most interesting writing quirk?
If stuck or need to work on plot or characters – I swing.  If I could get frequent swinger miles, I may be able to travel to India.

Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?
I love to read and cradle a book in my hands.  The e-readers just aren’t the same.  I grew up reading Agatha Christie and Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.  I read mysteries and enjoy the Alex Cross series by James Patterson.

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?
Don’t give up and keep writing.  This has been told to me by other published authors.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
Follow your dream and keep writing.  Don’t place your expectations on how your book does in sales. 

What would be the Dream Cast for you book if it was to be turned into a movie?
My granddaughter already had dibs on Arris.   Vega would resemble a young Dwayne Johnson.

If you were to be stranded on the famous deserted island, what three things would you carry?
Water – food – safety.  Depending on the island and location.  I would be practical in what I would need to survive.

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
I enjoy a good movie or dinner out.   Relaxing in the swimming pool, and of course my much loved swing.

Can you share with us something off your bucket list?
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City – that would be something I would like to see.   I have many fond memories watching the parade with my mother.

Tell us three fun facts about yourself.
- I love to travel and experience different places.
- I share my home with a basset named Ely and a cat called Itty Bitty Kitty.  They are the best of friends and both had been abandoned when they came home.
- I love to meet other readers and discuss books.

What do you have in store next for your readers?
I am working on volume II of The Nebula Chronicles. 

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?
Thank you for taking the time to read my books.

About the Book:

The Web Spinner When Mary Jane finds out that she is not Mary Jane, but Arris, and not from planet Earth, her world is turned upside down. To escape from being killed, Arris goes to the Nebula Academy, where she trains to become a protector. At the academy she meets the other protector trainees. When the academy is found by those who are hunting her, it is shut down, and once again, Arris has to flee for her life. Follow the adventures of Alpha team protectors Phoenix, Vega, and Arris and Beta team protectors Ursa, Minor, and Sirus. Meet Kent the web spinner, Spider the soldier, and Catella, the architect of the Nebula Association. The excitement and adventures have just begun. 

Book Links:
Goodreads * Amazon