Hey, guys! I’m honored to be a part of the Author Spotlight these couple weeks. I’m Emily, and I write a variety of things. Mostly science fiction, fantasy, and mainstream short stories. I’m kind of all over the place!
At the risk of sounding like a used car salesman, I want to tell you about my YA scifi novella. It’s titled Finding Fiona, and it follows a young girl named Fiona suffering from memory loss as she tries to figure out why her parents were killed and how she escaped. Perhaps you think amnesia has been overdone (I actually have a blot post about that: http://wordsofeward.blogspot.com/2011/08/fiona-fridays-amnesia-in-pop-culture.html), but this novella takes a twist on her memory loss as she finds out about the strange things her parents were working on before they were killed.
As I was revising the book, I realized Fiona uses online search engines quite a bit in the beginning to look for answers. She has nowhere else to go, really. She’s met a young guy who claims to be from her past, and she does recognize him, but he’s not very helpful, claiming she needs to stay in Boston. So, the only resources she has to help her put together the confusing mess of her past are an old journal that raises more questions than answers and Google.
Then I started to wonder what her Google search history throughout the book might be like. Here’s what I came up with:
- Memory loss
- Retrograde amnesia
- Fires in Mystic, Connecticut
- Elizabeth Normans
- Fire in Manhattan May 4th
- Elizabeth Normans dead?
- Human replication
- Greg and Daniel Alaria criminal history
- New York bus system
- Regaining memory
- How to know if you can trust someone
- Directions to Greg Alaria's fertility clinic
- Being betrayed by a friend
- Directions to McDonald's in times square
- Keeping the ones you love safe
- Blocking a door with a chair
- How to work a gun
- How to escape a kidnapping
There are some more, but no need to spoil the ending ;)
If you want to read more about Finding Fiona, it’s available for only $2.99 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005P44Z5W), Barnes and Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1105949851), and other retailers. The paperback should be available on those links, too.
I have a few more books coming up in the next few months. The first is a fantasy novel titled Promising Light. It’ll be released mid-January, and there’ll be a blog tour starting January 30th, which will start at Full Moon Bites (http://fullmoonbites.blogspot.com/). After that, I’ll release prequel novellas for Promising Light in February and March. For more information on the Protectors series, you can visit my website (http://emilyannward.com).
If you want a chance to win the paperback of Promising Light, you can enter the Goodreads giveaway: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13289252-promising-light (Scroll down to “Win a Copy of this Book” tab). There will be more chances to win during the upcoming blog tour, too!
Thanks to the hosts of this lovely blog for letting me stop by, and thanks to you for reading!