How long have you been writing?
I’ve always been writing. My mother bought a manual typewriter at a garage sale for three bucks when I was a very young child and that, I like to say, was the beginning of my writing career. (I’m also a very good typist.) What was the most challenging part about writing TRACE and VIBE/SYNC?
I had never written anything like this before in my life; almost all of my stories were mostly about ordinary people’s lives, with no “paranormal” or “mystery” elements. Orchestrating the plot was a big challenge! What do you enjoy the most about being an author?
I love the process of thinking deeply and thoroughly about things and then working out those thoughts creatively on the page. It’s a process that becomes a part of your life, part of who you are.
Will there be more parts in this series?
Yes! I have already written Book 3—and Book 3 ends on a bit of a cliff hanger, so there might very well be a Book 4 so readers don’t scream at me for ending that way.
Do you have any works in progress?
I have two books in progress, one a YA sci-fi novel about genetically altered beings, one a memoir about the road trips I took with my boyfriend and our many, many pets.
About the Books
She knows what happens when you die.
Nola Lantry is a tracist: she can sense the particles of energy that are released when the human body expires. It’s a somewhat gruesome ability, but Nola uses it to bring some meaning to her otherwise drab life in upstate New York by assisting the Redfort Police Department on missing person cases. When the richest man in town, Culver Bryant, disappears, Nola finds herself in the middle of a case that is both baffling and increasingly dangerous, the danger appearing in the form of death threats as well as the missing man’s brother, Grayson. Does Grayson Bryant pursue Nola to seduce her or to stop her—and why does Nola feel a connection with him despite her mistrust?
Part 1: Vibe
Eric Lafferty has returned to Redfort City a little too late for his father’s funeral but just in time to get mixed-up in a mystery that involves Nola Lantri, Grayson Bryant, a dead girl and a missing woman. Eric’s ability to read the vibrational changes in brain waves should be an asset, yet it only seems to make life more difficult for him—and given that he and Nola might be the next victims, things are difficult enough.
Part 2: Sync
Emjay used to steal things—nothing big, just enough to get by—but after a terrible accident changes her life, Emjay has only one thing on her mind: revenge. Suddenly private investigator Nola Lantri appears and questions Emjay about her past—and informs her that the mysterious man she works for has a complicated past of his own. Emjay must figure out the best use of her odd ability to “sync,” a technique intended to help people heal—but one that also can cause a lot of harm.
Letitia L. Moffitt was born and raised in Hawaii. She received a doctoral degree in English/Creative Writing from Binghamton University. Her first novel, Sidewalk Dancing, was published by Atticus Books in November 2013. Her novel Trace—Book 1 of the TraceWorld series—was published by Cantraip Press in March 2015. Vibe/Sync, Book 2 of the series, will be released by Cantraip Press in April 2016. In her spare time Moffitt runs ultramarathons and blogs about her experiences at http://letitiamoffitt.blogspot.com.
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