5 Questions with Jocelyn Adams

Published October 26, 2012 by LS Murphy

Jocelyn Adams grew up on a cattle farm in Lakefield and has remained a resident of Southern Ontario her entire life, most recently in Muskoka. She has worked as a computer geek, a stable hand, a secretary, and spent most of her childhood buried up to the waist in an old car or tractor engine with her mechanically inclined dad. But mostly, she’s a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy (and a closet romantic — shhh!). When she isn’t shooting her compound bow in competition or writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods.

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Now on to the FIVE QUESTIONS

1. What was the spark of inspiration for the Lila Gray series?

Often I don’t know what sparks an idea, but I’ve got this one.  J  The Glass Man himself was the root of Lila Gray’s world.  I had a dream of a gorgeous man with ice blue eyes who was stalking my dreams for reasons unknown.  He was a little insane.  More than human.  And he got my juices flowing.  My crazy head took him and twisted a story around his yumminess.  Voila, Lila Gray was born, the perfect weapon to pit against the perfect villain.

2. Which character most resembles you in your story?

Honestly, I am Lila Gray in all her flawed glory.  Or she is me, however that works.  🙂  The reason it was so easy for me to write this series is because her voice is mine.  A mix of back woods Canadian and a few Britishisms that have become a part of my language.  She’s blunt, outspoken and often tastes her size eight when she speaks without thinking, just like me.

3. Is it your goal to make your readers cry? (The Glass Man, Shadowborn, Tidal Whispers were not read without me shedding a tear. She almost got me on Touch of Frost too. J)

Hehe.  My goal isn’t to make readers cry, per se, but to bring them so far into my make believe world that they can’t help but feel something. I’ve been a study of human behavior since I was a kid—I’m a total people watcher—so if I can write a situation well enough for it to touch your emotions, then that’s the summit of the mountain for me. I hope there were a few laughs and curses along with the tears, though.  😉

4. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

It’s probably been said a million times over the years, but it’s none-the-less true.  Write what you love.  Write what gets your heart pumping, your soul singing, and your mind reeling with excitement, sorrow, love and joy.  If you don’t feel it in your heart first, it won’t matter what words you slap down on the page, your story won’t touch your readers because it will be missing you in it.  What you think.  What you feel.  Your insights about the world.  That’s what takes a story from meh to oh, yeah!

5. Finally, Beatles or Rolling Stones?

Um, hmm … neither?  😉  *ducks the glare cast in my direction*  The Beatles was before my time and not really my thing.  The Rolling Stones would be closer.  I’m more into groups like Maroon 5, Pink and Adele.  My high school favorites were AC/DC and Def Lepard.  J

 About Shadowborn:

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

I highly recommend this book! I couldn’t put it down. It’s that good!

Buy Shadowborn at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Don’t forget to check out the first Lila Gray novel The Glass Man, also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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