Monday, July 7, 2014

Burning in a Memory by Constance Sharper‏


Born and raised in Florida, Constance Sharper juggles following her writing passion with completing her doctorate degree. She's been a lover of urban fantasy and young adult books, and published The Airborne Saga as her first series. She continues to write multiple books in the same and similar genres. She currently lives with her beagle and wishes a Starbucks would open up nearby.

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Curiosity killed the cat, and nineteen-year-old Adelaide was next. She could barely remember the moments during her childhood when she knew magic existed, but she never stopped searching for it since. On the flipside, monsters from the magical world never stopped searching for her either.

Their paths finally cross in time for Adelaide to realize she should have stayed on the human side of the east coast. Unlike college, she can’t get out of trouble with a cute smile and a cuter wardrobe.

These monsters are out for blood, her blood, but she’s in luck. They will spare her life in exchange for one favor, and that favor is named Leon Colton.


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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
“I know what you’re doing here.” It’s a single line from a Killers song that I haven’t listened to in three years. I can barely remember what the song is actually about. It hardly encompasses the entire book, but it certainly lives up to one of the most pivotal and differentiating moments. In Burning in a Memory, we have a protagonist that is on a mission for supernatural monsters in order to barter with the monsters not to kill her. She is going after Leon Colton, a mage, and can’t be discovered for it. Between a rock and a hard place, the line “I know what you’re doing here” is the last thing that Adelaide wants to hear. But of course she does…

Q) How long did it take you to write?
I’m unfortunately guilty of being an on again off again writer. Between my school and my work, it took me a year to complete this book. The sequel isn’t taking half as long though!

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Honestly, it’s just getting the ideas out of my head and onto paper so I can stop rethinking them. I’m still not sure how the ideas got into my head in the first place but when they’re in, they stick. I realize that isn’t the best answer. I should love it more when I can share my work with others or see it in print. I do love those things but they wouldn’t be possible without the first!

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Copy edits. It’s a painfully long process and I have the attention span of a rodent.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Jennifer Lawrence. I am honestly not a person that prefers to be in the spotlight, but for a day it would be nice to have a complete change in pace. Not only does she get to play Katniss in the Hunger Games, buddying up to Gale and Peeta, but she genuinely seems to have the Hollywood thing done. We’d be kindred spirits in a different universe!

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
I hate flat soda so I think I’ve had a bottle of it in the fridge for a month now. It always seems like a waste to throw out but it is awful to drink.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
My most immediate goal is to finish the Burning in a Memory series. Afterwards I have a number of projects I want to work on. I literally have a journal filled up with excessive amounts of plotted out book ideas. Now if only I had the time to write them all…

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