Author Interview The Son of Light

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How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since I was really young. When I was living in my old apartments in Riverside, I was outside one day pretending to be a sorcerer. I pretended that the stick I had was a staff and used it to create rain. When it started to rain, I ran home and wrote about it. That was kind of the start of my journals.

I continued to write personal journals during my high school years and into my community college years. During my community college days, I also created a series of books called, Battle of the Gods. They were short stories based off my high school life, but with a fantasy element. From 2006 to about 2011, I kept working on them. I don’t know if I’ll publish them, but they were a lot of fun to write. And my friends, during that time, seemed to like them when they read them on my MySpace page. Writing, for me, is a hobby.

What was the most challenging part about writing The Son of Light Book 1?

That’s a long story, so I’ll do my best to give you the short version. During my days in film school, I created a series of short films called, War on CCH (Columbia College Hollywood). Basically, I played Lord Hexen— a demon lord who wanted to take over the school, YouTube, and Hollywood. Then, for my final project, I started a short film called, Brotherly Hate in 2012.

Brotherly Hate was about two brothers (Josh and Nick) trying to come together as brothers while saving the world from Lord Hexen. In the end, I didn’t like it. I then decided to continue my War on CCH story, but changed the name to, The Son of Light.

It took me from April to June of that year just to film the movie. From June to December, I worked on the special effects, which was the biggest pain in my ass ever. And to be honest, the effects weren’t even that good. I was so embarrassed when I showed the movie in class.

Then in 2013, I tried turning The Son of Light into a comic book, which didn’t work out too well. I paid for the first ten pages in September 2013 and didn’t get the final pages until September 2014. Plus, there were other issues with the characters.

So in February 2015—after getting screwed on an editing job—I chose to make The Son of Light into a novel, which was the last thing I wanted to do. Turning a scripted into a novella wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t too hard. Then, I tried to make my own book cover, which was a disaster. I had to have it edited twice, and the marketing for it

was a hot mess because I didn’t know what I was doing. So to answer your question, I would say everything was a challenge for Book 1. But the story kept me going. That’s my short answer to your question.

What’s your favorite part about being an author?

This might insult people. Let me give you some backstory. So, I went to film school to be an editor. After graduating in 2012, I had a strong editing reel. Between the years of 2013 to 2015, I got a few jobs because of my editing reel. However, on most of these jobs, some of the people were incredibly unprofessional. Hollywood is a horrible place. I hate everything about it; the fakeness, the hustlers, the snobs, the ageism, and the obsessiveness for success…I could go on and on. As an author, I don’t have to deal with that anymore.

The second best part about being an author is the fact that I’m alone most of the time. For nearly all of 2015, I just kept to myself and wrote my books. After the life I’ve had so far, I could use some time for peace. Grand Theft Auto 5 Online and writing — that pretty much sums up 2015 for me, and it’s awesome.

And lastly, I don’t have to worry about actors, crewmembers, money, permits, editing, unstable directors — pretty much all the things that involve filmmaking. I have no limits. I have all the freedom as an author. I’m much happier now.

Will this book be part of a series?

I wrote—more like heavily outlined and revised—the eight books of The Son of Light back in 2013. I’m glad I made the switch from movies to novels because now I can make the story and characters so much more complex. Along with the main eight books, I have side stories that fit between the main ones. So yes, this is apart of a book series.

Do you have any works in progress?

Right now, I’m working on Book 2.1, which will be released within the first quarter of 2016. I have Book 3, Book 3.1, Book 4, Book 5, and Book 5.1 in development too. I can’t wait for Books 4 and 5 because I know for a fact that they’ll be within 90,000 to 100,000 words, which the longest I have ever done. Outside from that, I’m having a lot of character and landscape art done, which you can find on my website for The Son of Light.

About the Book

SOL Rebirth Book Cover (FInal)Title: The Son of Light Book 1: Rebirth

Author: Chris Parker

Genre: Fantasy

Nickolas Suzuki was not like your usual sixteen year old. First off, he has nine trillion dollars at his disposal. Secondly, he has superpowers. But while celebrating a birthday party, his loved ones are attacked by an old family enemy, which forces him to go into hiding. Ten years later, he is now a miserable twenty-six year old who has to raise and protect his younger foster brother.

Joshua Suzuki was not like most sixteen year old either. He doesn’t have friends or even attends high school. He lives all alone in his big house in Porter Ranch, California, with his older foster brother, Nick. He’s lived with his brother for ten years without any contact with the outside world and he’s sick of it. Josh begins to resent Nick, which sparks many heated fights between them.

But when Nick suddenly goes missing, Josh is forced to travel through the outside world filled with lakes of dead bodies, mysterious pink orbs, and demons the size of mountains, just to rescue his brother. Can Josh survive long enough to find his brother?

Author Bio

Chris and Chole (Just Chris) 2Chris Parker started writing during his community college years until he transferred to a film school, Columbia College Hollywood, after losing his house in 2008. There he came up with many stories such as, The Son of Light. However, he went to school to become an editor. After earning his BA, Chris went back to his first love, writing.

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Author: Hazel Butler

Genre: Non-Fiction

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SONY DSCHazel is an author, artist and archaeologist from Cheshire, England. She is the founder and owner of The Bookshine Bandit, a business dedicated to helping authors, writers, bloggers, and those looking to self-publish achieve their dreams and maximise their writing potential.

Since 2010 she has been working on a series of Gothic Literary novels, the first of which, Chasing Azrael, was released in April 2014. The Deathly Insanity series are a set of Urban Fantasy novels with overlapping character and plot-lines. Hazel’s other published works include Bleizgeist, and ‘Grave’, a short Dark Fantasy story. She has also published an additional novella and short story under a pen name.

While her primary interests are in Gothic and Fantasy art and fiction, Hazel reads a wide range of subjects and enjoys most forms of art. In addition to this, she runs The Bipolar Bear, a blog on bipolar disorder, and loves of dogs. Her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Dexter (yes, after the serial killer), is her near-constant companion.

Hazel is currently in the final year of her PhD, which focuses on Gender Dynamics in Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Britain. She studied at The University of Manchester for her Undergraduate degree, then Bangor University for her MA and PhD, spending the two years between her MA and PhD doing corporate archaeology and research excavations, both in Britain and in Austria. She has two papers published in international journals.

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Book Excerpt Shadow People

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In no way was I perfect. During the seven days I spent in the hospital after my suicide attempt, I found coping skills to help myself feel better when I’m sad. After days of group therapy, private therapy, and a plethora of medication (okay, maybe just two), I was feeling better. After all this, I felt like a new person. There was one thing that I hadn’t been able to explain, and to be honest, didn’t even attempt to. The night at the tower.
There was a knock on my door and a nurse poked her head in. “Hayden, your parents will be here in a little while. Do you have all your things packed?”
I shook my head. “No, but I’ll get it done now. Thanks for letting me know.”
As she left, I began pulling the clothes out of my drawer and putting them in my bags. Light was bursting through the window, illuminating me in a way I didn’t want to be. I just wanted to leave and go home and have everything be back to normal. Unfortunately, it was pretty obvious that once I got out things were only going to get weirder.
That night on the tower, when Heather came up to face off with Kadin, I was sure I was going to die. The Darkness had made its way around me and was ready to suck the life out of me, and then it was gone. This angered Kadin, and he screamed that my blood was too pure. It had to have meant something good.
I knew the group—Heather, Philip, and Kristen—were going to try and explain it to me, and while I was curious, just the fact that there was confirmation that there were other things out there frightened me. Darkness, Monsters, and mysterious floating men who tried to suck the life out of you. Oh, and I couldn’t forget the Shadow that visited me on my first night here.
Just thinking about it made me ill. Gathering my things, I headed out into the main room where I waited for my parents. I was trying my hardest to forget everything that happened that night, but I just couldn’t.

About the Book

ShadowpeopleTitle: Shadow People

Author: Alec John Belle

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Heather Hawkins, a newly changed Monster Hunter, thought life couldn’t get any more complicated after the incident at the tower one week ago. With Kadin gone, she thinks life will finally go back to the way it should be. Until The Council calls a meeting for her and Hayden to discuss the incident. Hayden Williams is released from the hospital and wants to put all of the things he saw that night to the back of his mind. When The Council decides to meet with him, his hope is that he can get it done and over with so he can finally move on with his life. That doesn’t happen when he realizes his family has a big secret; one that he is very much a part of. Other forces against the Monster Hunters have different plans. Heather, Hayden, and their friends start unraveling the truth about the world they live in, and dangers are lurking in the shadows. A danger that could lead them all to their demise. In the second book in this paranormal young adult series, secrets will be revealed, and enemies will join hands, leaving you with an ending that no one could see coming.

Author Bio

Alec John Belle resides in Carson City, NV, where he is currently attending high school for his senior year. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes paranormal and contemporary young adult, but often blends real social issues into his paranormal works. Alec can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

 

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Author Interview The Blood-Tainted Winter

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How long have you been writing?
 
Practically since I could read!  I remember writing stories in crayon in tiny, two-page booklets and wondering how on earth I was supposed to fit a whole story into such a small space.  But, really, I wrote all through my teenage years, emulating the books I loved to read.  In my early 20s, I was trying to be an adult and I didn’t write much for a while.  But as soon as I wrote the first words of this project, I knew that had to change.

What was the most challenging part about writing The BloodTainted Winter?
 
This book and story actually flowed very naturally and I never experienced any major hurdles during the writing process.  My daily routine helped me through a few tough sections.  It was the editing process that proved to be more of a challenge.  Finding good, committed readers was more frustrating than I thought it would be, and when it came to my own edits, that was a new experience for me.  I’d never edited a full-length manuscript before and the prospect of doing so was a bit daunting because I wanted to make sure I got it right.

What is your favorite part of being an author?
 
It’s late in the story, the plot is spiraling, the main character is in trouble, things are falling apart and there is simply no way I can find the right threads to put it all back together, right?  But wait!  There’s a little plot-kernel buried in the early chapters, something I mentioned in passing, something that had absolutely no meaning at the time, and it’s the perfect solution to my knotted threads.  It’s like I put it there on purpose.  My brain must know something I don’t.
That.  That’s just so much fun.

Will this book be part of a series?
 
Yep! The BloodTainted Winter is the first installment in The Song of the Ash Tree, which is a trilogy.  The second book, The Hills of Home will release in 2016.

Do you have any works in progress you’re working on? 
 
Of course!  I’m getting my MA and have a dissertation looming.  This means I don’t have much time for writing other than editing books two and three in The Song of the Ash Tree, but there are two projects in the planning stages.  One involves the Black Prince of Wales and the other would be set in a not-too-distant future in a society addicted to dreams.
 

About the Book

The Blood Tainted Winter - EbookTitle: The Blood-Tainted Winter

Author: T.L. Greylock

Genre: Mythological Fantasy

Raef Skallagrim wants to take the sea road. His ship is fast and sleek, his crew skilled and eager, and they will seek out new lands and win fame in the eyes of the gods. But Raef’s father refuses to allow the journey and when a stranger brings word that the king is dead and a gathering has been called to choose a successor, Raef must set aside his dream for his duty to his ancestral lands and his father. 

When factions split at the gathering to choose a successor, Raef finds himself mired in bloodshed and treachery. Forced to make an uneasy alliance with a man he does not trust, Raef must navigate the tides of a war among three kings while seeking revenge for cold-blooded murder. 

But winter has come early to Midgard, and even the gods will feel the cold.

The eBook will be free on Amazon from December 18 to December 22 – just in time for Christmas!

Author Bio

T L Greylock is the author of The Blood-Tainted Winter, the first installment in a new Norse saga, The Song of the Ash Tree.  She drinks tea (English breakfast with milk), wears neon colored socks, and once held an epic pigeon racing tournament in the gardens of The Tuileries.

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Book Excerpt The Samsaric

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the unholy visit

“Who … who … Demon … you … God?” His Eminence stammered.

“I am no demon,” the ancient voice wheezed from a darkened corner. “I am no god either,” it cackled.

“Please, whoever you are, please understand we are acting under the guidance of Ishtar; none of us partake in this with our own will,” His Eminence whispered.

“Ishtar, did you say? I made Ishtar and just between you and me, she is my finest work and prodigy out of all; you are clearly misdirected abusing her name in this manner. His Eminence? Is that what they call you?” the voice continued.

“We are all going to hell for this,” another priest whimpered.

“Please, whatever you need, we have plenty of food to feast upon and exotic jewels in our temple. Please … do not do this …” His Eminence begged.

“Yes, you are right, you do have a good spread of feast here tonight,” the ancient voice said, as the figure stepped out of the shadows into the light, the face still hidden away underneath the hood.

“You’re a priest like us? Or used to be one?” His Eminence said, observing the dusty robe.

“You ask too many questions,” the ancient one responded. “I only want her,” he said, pointing a long forefinger at Shuri.

“Me? Why are you after me? I do not know you and I did not partake in any of these activities! Why would you want me? Go after the evil ones,” Shuri shouted, terrified by the events.

“Oh, the pure one? Is this what this is all about? Is that what you are after? Please—take her, by all means,” His Eminence said. “Quickly— bring her to our guest,” he ordered the two nearest him.

“You want us to bring her?” the two priests replied, trembling with fear.

“YES! DO IT! Otherwise we will all be dead,” His Eminence snapped. The two ran after Shuri, who had begun to run—where, she did not know, yet still she tried to reach safety. The priests caught her before the altar of Ishtar and dragged her back to the ancient one.

“No, you are not delivering me to him,” Shuri said, struggling in their arms. They passed the group of women, who stared at her with blank, dull eyes.

“Are you all just going to talk or are we going to continue this ritual? I am getting all dried here,” one of the intoxicated women said, grasping the priest nearest to her by his robe. He brushed her aside and pulled Shuri to His Eminence. The old man gave Shuri the barest of glances before pushing her to the ancient one. Shuri fell on her knees at his feet.

“Here, you have what you wanted. Please leave in peace,” said His Eminence, stumbling over his words.

About the Book

Book Cover copyTitle: The Samsaric

Author: G.W. Lwin

Genre: Fantasy Horror

The plague of 1918 A.D:

The mortal world is in a state of devastation.

A woman wakes up in an abandoned temple of Kali, the goddess of darkness, in an ancient city of Gaya.

She does not know where she is.

She does not remember the events leading to this.

She only hears a familiar voice of a tormented man who has haunted her dreams.

He tells her a story – of a time of souls and suffering, of immortality and gods, of life and death.

This, he says, is Mesopotamia.

THE SAMSARIC is a fantasy-horror novel based on ancient vampirism, history and mythology. Set in an era widely considered to be the cradle of civilization, it is a story of once-powerful mortal races and ancient gods and goddesses to excite and inspire.

 

Author Bio

Author photoI love anything that comprises the old and the ancient full of rich history and spirituality. For me, reading and learning from our ancient past is truly a beautiful, unique and intriguing journey.

From a young age, I have felt that there were two versions of me: the old spiritual one and a young soul who still lives in his fantasy world.

However, both of these versions share one commonality – my interest in vampires from the ancient mythology and beliefs. I was mesmerised by their folklore since young.

The need to express is very strong within me. Writing, for me, provides this gateway and helps me to grow as a person. It is a life-long learning path that I gladly embark.

As a writer, I would like to improve each and every stage of writing, to possess the art of crafting words to communicate the emotions that arise from within to the readers … a vision shared by many authors.

 

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Book Excerpt Fixed in Fear

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It was September and the air blew warm across the broad clearing high atop a pine-forested hill. Nevertheless, Dalton Rogers mentally hummed “Here Comes Santa Claus” as he stepped over the smoldering remains of five burned bodies. His grandfather had sung it to him every Christmas Eve when Dalton was a kid. The night before Christmas had always been his favorite time. Back then, his mother would make an effort to stay sober long enough to drive her young son to her parents’ house. She’d drop him off and promise to be there in the morning. A couple of years she even made it. But to Dalton it didn’t matter where his mother went on Christmas Eve. There was always plenty of food on Grandma’s old hickory kitchen table, as well as a giant tree done up with bubble lights and tinsel. His grandparents would let Dalton wrestle with their old hound dog right there in the living room. And when it was time for bed, Grandpa would tuck Dalton in, cover him with a quilt Grandma’s mother had stitched herself, and sing the silly song until Dalton fell asleep. It always brought him comfort.

He hadn’t thought of that song in years. Not since his mother had had that last screaming match with her parents. After that, she packed up and moved herself and eleven-year-old Dalton two counties over. He didn’t see his grandparents again until their funeral. Flu took them both the year Dalton graduated from high school. But today the song came back to him. He hoped it might work its magic to keep the beef-and-bean burrito he had for lunch down in his stomach where it needed to stay. He didn’t need old Tug spreading stories about how the new guy blew chunks at the sight of all those dead bodies.

“Rogers!”

Dalton looked toward Officer Tugger Mahoney, a fifteen-year veteran of the Enumclaw Police Department, who stood talking with the shaking and crying woman who’d placed the emergency call.

“You catching anything?”

Dalton forced himself to monitor the carnage and yelled back the details as he circled the burned-out area. “Looks like five of ’em. All dead and then some.” Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus. “Best I can tell it’s two ladies. . . . I mean, two females.” Right down Santa Claus Lane. “Clothes are pretty near burned off all of ’em.” He swallowed hard against a mixture of taco sauce and bile climbing up his throat. “Some’s got their fingers burned off.” He didn’t yell out any description of the slash wounds he saw on the bodies. There was no need to traumatize the woman any more than she obviously was.

Dalton kept surveying. He was careful where he placed his boots. He’d been on the force for nearly two years. This was his first murder scene. But he remembered from the academy that the first rule, after arriving and securing any crime scene, was not to disturb the evidence. “Lots of what looks like burned rugs or carpets.”

“Sure there’s only five?”

Dalton wondered how many more old Tug needed to make it interesting. He looked again, this time counting off the charred mounds of flesh on his fingers.

“Five’s what I see,” he yelled back.

“Get on up here, then. And step wide of any ash. Don’t contaminate anything.”

The acrid stench of burned flesh stuck in Dalton’s nostrils like burrs on a hunting dog’s legs. Streams of rancid smoke curled up from the large crater holding the bodies. Dalton stepped wide as Tug ordered, but he wondered how much more contaminated the place could get.

“You okay, ma’am?” Dalton asked when he reached the two of them. “This must be quite a shock.”

A thin woman—who Dalton made as no older than himself—with long red hair braided with blue and silver ribbons, struggled to answer. “This is a holy place,” she said. “How could this happen?”

“You know these people, ma’am?” Dalton asked.

“Of course she knows them,” Tug barked. “She brought ’em up here. They came from the lodge. Tourists up here—”

“Travelers,” the woman interrupted. “We call them travelers. They come to experience the sweat lodge. It’s part of their spiritual journey.”

Tug rolled his eyes. Dalton was glad Tug was standing behind the woman so she couldn’t see.

“Anyway,” Tug continued. “She brings the travelers up here. Dropped ’em off last night. Comes to pick ’em up this morning, and this is what she sees.”

“This site is sacred,” the woman said. “What caused this? There was no storm last night. No lightning.”

A storm doesn’t cause slashes, Dalton thought. Thunder doesn’t gouge.

Old Tug rested his hand on his holster, threw his shoulders back, and spit to the side. “That’s what we intend to find out, little lady. Don’t you worry.”

Dalton Rogers took another look toward the smoldering pile of flesh and bones. A sudden gust of chilled air blew against the back of his sweaty neck. He looked up and counted seven hawks circling in the cloudless sky far above the carnage. Another memory of his grandfather floated into his awareness. The two of them were walking through the forest. Grandpa pointed out a hawk and told him the hunting bird always flew alone.

“So if you see more than one, Dalton,” his grandfather had warned, “you know you got trouble.”

So fill your hearts with Christmas cheer ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

About the Book

9781101886571Title: Fixed in Fear

Author: T.E. Woods

Genre: Romantic Suspense / Thriller

The Fixer returns in the pulse-pounding Justice series—perfect for fans of Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, and Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter thrillers—as worlds collide in an inferno of bloodshed, revenge, and holy terror.
 
I’ll probably never see my daughter again. And if I do, she’ll either be dead or in a jail cell.

Seattle Chief of Detectives Mort Grant cannot reconcile the memories of his vibrant, headstrong young daughter with the cold, deadly woman she has become. The head of one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, Allie Grant seized power by wrenching it away from her lover, a notorious Russian gangster. How she maintains her control, Mort doesn’t even want to imagine.

Only two other people know the truth about Allie: the vigilante known as The Fixer, and Mort’s best friend, Larry, who’s undergoing a crisis of his own. Someone close to Larry, his last real connection to his beloved late wife, has been slain in a mass murder at a sweat lodge deep in the woods of Washington State. When word gets out, Mort immediately takes on the gruesome case.

But as Mort hunts down a pair of methodical killers, The Fixer does some deep digging of her own. And what she unearths will rock Mort’s family forever. Because The Fixer has set her sights on Allie Grant—and nothing will ever be the same again.

Author Bio

T. E. Woods is as eager as her fans to return to the thrilling world of the Justice series. She’s busy writing the next installment and is developing a new series set in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Release Day Party A Sacred Love

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A Sacred LoveTitle: A Sacred Love: Kaiya and Jarrell’s Story

Author: Mya Kay

Genre: Christian Romance / YA

Kaiya Sora Samson’s last year of high school is here. Finally. Her and her friends have been waiting for this day since the summer. For Kaiya, things changed over the years with the arrest of her brother, the secret that she revealed two days before her brother was sentenced and the divorce of her parents. She has to do everything this year using her faith in God, something she never had to rely on before. This year, she’s determined to break free from the prison in her mind by living. She tries to move forward in her relationship with her best friend Jarrell, but she still struggles with trust. But she can’t fight her feelings for him and finds herself unable to deny the chemistry when they share their first kiss. Her other best friend Candice gets kidnapped and the end result destroys not only her family, but her relationship with Kaiya as well. Right before Spring Break, Kaiya finds out that Jarrell and Candice slept together, and even though she wasn’t with him, she feels betrayed beyond words. As hard as it was for Jarrell to tell her, he hopes that Kaiya can forgive him. But when her father calls a week later looking for Kaiya, he knows that the battle has just begun. Kaiya runs away to New York just three months before graduation. She wants to learn to trust those around her, but realizes that they are just as bad as the brother who she no longer trusts. Now, with a new best friend in New York, and a pocketful of money she’s been saving for two years, she’s off trying to figure out her path in life and see if what she’s learned about God protecting her is really true. With an overprotective father, a naïve and defenseless mother, and a best friend who is madly in love with her, Kaiya has to figure out whether or not she will let the demons of her past haunt her into an early grave, or learn the power of her name’s true meaning and overcome her childhood misery with love and forgiveness.

Author Bio

MK22Born and raised in North Philadelphia, PA, Mya attended the prestigious Philadelphia High School for Girls’, Jill Scott’s Alma Mater. After graduating in 2002, she attended Community College of Philadelphia and enrolled into the dual-degree program, catapulting her straight into Temple University where she completed her Bachelor’s in Magazine Journalism. She received her Master’s in English from Arcadia University in 2010. She relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in November 2011 and spent a year teaching English overseas in South Korea from August 2012 to August 2013. She self-published her first book, Speechless: Short Stories on June 6, 2012. In addition to novels, Mya writes screenplays and runs a nail polish line and writer’s coaching agency in Philadelphia, PA. She’s also currently working on her second Master’s, an MBA from Philadelphia University.

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