Monday, August 26, 2013

Spotlighting Sci-Fi Fantasy Author April Reign

April Reign
presented by Connie Flynn

April M. Reign is the bestselling author of The Mancini Saga, The Dhellia Series, The Disciples of the Damned Series and The Turning Series. She started her writing career long before she could read or write. While bundled around a campfire at the beach in Southern California with her family, she'd share stories about sea monsters and land creatures.

In her teenage years, authors such as Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Jude Deveraux, Anne Rice and many others were the influence that shaped her career as an author.

April lives in Southern California with her two teenage sons, her attention-seeking cat and the glorious beach, which is almost close enough to be her backyard.

I asked April to tell us what question has she never been asked that she wishes someone would? And she gave us a great answer.

Where do you get your story ideas?

Almost anything and everything sparks a story idea in my mind. Some are good ideas and some are not, but on any given day, I’d say there are at least five (5) consecutive ideas that are sparked by some random event. Then those ideas twist around in my mind, working out the details to assess if I can formulate a solid story plot from that concept.

Because my mind can wrap around anything and start a story idea process, I don’t write in one genre. Being free to write in any genre leaves the door open to almost any idea that may potentially turn into a book.  Is this a good thing? Yes, except when my mind is racing to create a story out of a half-eaten slice of bread left on the counter and an open window, one that I never opened.

By the end of the day, I’m exhausted. When I close my eyes to go to sleep, my mind works the same way while I dream. My dreams have been the plot source of three of my standalone books and I’m sure will be the catalyst for many more.

My writer’s mind never rests. Luckily, I enjoy it!

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April's Latest Release is Hash, Book 1 of the Imprint Trilogy

Every night, Jade is rattled by a recurring dream—a dream that’s as real as the research institute where she lives. When flames fall from the sky and an alien ship crashes into Earth, Jade becomes government property and at the mercy of scientists. After all, she’s imprinted with an intelligent alien metal that could be the answer to all of Earth’s problems.

However, in the wrong hands, the metal implant could become the deadliest weapon known to humankind.

Kept underground for sixteen years, Jade fights to keep her sanity and understand the intelligent organism that is wrapped around her spine. When a new company takes over the science institute, Jade’s alien symbiont warns her of imminent danger.

Then Jade meets Aric, the lone survivor from the spaceship. They form an alliance that will change their personal destiny and they put a plan into motion that will alter the future of mankind. Book One of THE IMPRINT TRILOGY.

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  1. Inspiration is a strange thing. Anything can prompt it, you just have to be ready to take the idea and run with it...

  2. It's always interesting to see into the creative minds of writers. Fun stuff!

  3. So true Donald. It's interesting to see where ideas derive from and how story concepts come together. Thanks for reading the interview. :D

  4. Thanks Justin for stopping by and leaving a comment on the interview.

  5. April, I'm glad your mind is on the go so much - means there's gonna be loads more great books for us (sorry, suppose that also means more work for you!!) ;-)

  6. It's obvious from your incredibly creative books that your mind is always on the run with ideas. What always leaves me gobsmacked is how dedicated you are to bring those idea to life on the page. You are one heck of an inspiration.

  7. Tracy! If you will read them, I will write them. :D I love weaving a new story and sharing that with readers like you, makes my job so much fun. Thank you.

  8. Cyd,

    That is truly the greatest compliment. Thank you so much.


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