Kaia and Reeze quickly meet the Tueors, a group of people many thought extinct, who are searching specifically for Kaia. Their intention: to protect the truth. As Kaia discovers more about the truth and her family’s past, she also learns of the Tueors’ bloody secret. Will Kaia be the savior the gods have been waiting for? Or will she let the prophesy come true?
Has someone helped or mentored you in your writing career?
I think the biggest person who has helped me in my writing career is my dad. He was the one that told me to pursue it when I was at a loss to figure out what career I wanted to pursue in high school.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
Writing out the outline and getting the first draft done. I usually know how a book begins and how it ends before I start, but I never know what happens in the middle.
Plotter or Pantser? Why?
I’m mostly a plotter. By the time I start writing the first draft, I want to know what the major points of my novel are before I start. There are things that get shuffled around and changed completely during each draft, but I like to see where my characters are going. It helps keep me organized with all the previous events that have happened in previous books, too.
How do you develop your plots and your characters? Do you use any set formula?
There’s really no set formula. Sometimes I have to think about it and force my characters to do something they don’t want to do in order for me to get that the plot should go in a different direction. As far as developing characters go, they just pop into my head. I like to sketch out their appearance too, to get a really good feel of their personality if they’re a relatively new character. I keep the picture nearby and glance at it every now and then to see if the dialogue and actions keep in line with their personality.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be everything! But I think the first thing I said was being an author. It sort of deviated from there. Like I wanted to be a marine biologist, astrologer, archaeologist, chemist, and pharmacist. When my dad suggested I pursue writing, I decided I could be all of those things through my characters.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you so much, guys! I’m honored that you enjoy my work and I hope that you’ll stick with me for many more books to come. My readers are the best in the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sheenah was born on the island of Oahu, but raised in the much less tropical atmosphere of Ohio. She can’t really pinpoint the time when she decided to pursue the starving artist path of being a writer, but she suspects it may have originated sometime in elementary school when she wrote her very first (but incomplete) fanfiction.
She loves to read. Although she likes the regular mainstream book, her preference is young adult. She’s quite convinced that if she could only draw better, she might have run off to California to get into the legendary CalArts and work for Disney. Room A113 awaits her in her dreams!
Her first novel, The Chosen, was based heavily on her love of magical fantasy, anime, and adorable heroines. If she was capable, she would have made the characters sing and have the story unfold in classic animated musical Disney style — but still in book form!
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