Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area. No one has ever heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow.
She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped. Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.
When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around. Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost, shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.
Jacqueline loves to hear from her readers, you can find her at www.jacqpaige.webs.com , www.jacqpaige.blogspot.ca or http://magicseasonsbooks.blogspot.ca
When the Mother Nature decides she’s had enough and begins to fight back, survival takes on a whole new meaning. If the earth is the enemy – there are no rules and all you can do is try to survive the odds.
Those the planet allowed to live still have to survive the trials of the virus. If you manage to come out of it alive you are left with some form of mutation that could give you an ability that could be harmless or lethal.
Bree Taylor is the last survivor of her family. With no other choice she sets off on her own to escape the clutches of the new government’s army—that does not place safety and security in their code of behavior only the highest bidder get their protection and loyalty.
Living in a world of unstable climate changes becomes a journey she won’t soon forget. She has to be prepared for anything at all times out in the new country and has to be wary of every person she meets. All while staying out of the path of the new army.
This is a 4 part serial story releasing from June - September.
Release Date for part 1 is June 18, part 2 releases July 18th
The entire volume will be released in January 2015 as one book.
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I don’t know if any one thing inspired After the Silence. I wanted to write a story about a young woman surviving obstacles life can throw at you—of course I threw a lot at Bree in her story.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
I came up with the idea in 2010, by February 2011 I was well into it and had it finished by June. Of course I spent the next 6, 7 months tweaking it.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
I get to pick the ending! Actually, I don’t my characters decide more than I do. Very rarely does a plot follow my ideas. So I guess my favorite thing is that I get to see where a story’s going and where I can take it.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
I don’t even have to think about this one – writing a synopsis. Asking the writer to summarize their 200-300 page labor of love in 2-5 pages (or less!!) it’s torture.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Honestly I don’t know if I’d want to be a famous person. I like my quiet (well, as quiet as the mother of five can have) and privacy and don’t think I’d want to sacrifice that for fame.
That and any people I thought of are actually deceased- so all I’d get to be in that case is … deceased.
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Lemon Juice. I honestly don’t know how old it is. I had to buy a huge bottle of it to make lemon delight and of course it’s just one of those things that don’t have many every day uses. Anyone know a use for it??
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I have a lot going on right now. I’m working on volume 2 for After the Silence. I didn’t intend for it to be a series, but after writing Bree’s story I realized that Kane needed to tell his tale. I believe the first part of Kane will be out in Novemeber.
I also have the first in a new trilogy coming out shortly (I haven’t been given the date yet) The Witch Within is the first in the Ancestor’s Enchantment Trilogy.
Book 2 in the Animal Trilogy – Scent will be out this year as well. Again I don’t have the date yet.
There’s more but I don’t want to go on and on about it.
Thanks for having me here today!!