Title: OUR DARK STARS
Grey and Krystal Wade
Princess Talia Starchaser has it all. Wealth. Status. Adoring citizens. But on
the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to publicly betray her best
friend, a companion mock she’s had since birth, setting events into motion that
lead to the destruction of the humans, and the princess floating through space,
a remnant of a time when humans ruled over droids.
One hundred years later, half-mock captain Will Perrault and his ragtag crew
discover a device floating in space. When a very human Talia emerges from its
depths, Will suspects she’s the key to buying his way back into the regiment he
once commanded against the last remaining rebel humans—and the ruling mock
queen’s good graces.
Both Talia and Will would rather get space-tossed than trust one another, but
with the queen’s forces chasing them across the galaxy and the fate of both
worlds hanging in the balance, they’ll forge the unlikeliest of alliances to
know the whole story when you start? Or
do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)? If you plan it out, how do you do that? Outline, notecards, post-it-notes, etc.?
every little detail (though things change along the way), and sometimes I just
have a few ideas in my head and fly by the seat of my pants. When I do write it
out, I usually use a pencil (because I erase constantly as I work through
things) and put everything into a notebook.
2. How did you write
a book with another author? Did you each
do different chapters, etc.?
I believe, the way we write. For this, we established up front that we would
not be offended by killing off any darlings, and we were pretty good about
that! So we plotted the book in great details, then she drafted the chapters. I
was partial to Will’s pov while she was partial to Talia’s, which helped a lot
when I went in to flesh everything out. I’d add more story, make sure we stayed
on track with the plot, change the characters up (and notify her so she could
continue with the improvements), and since I’m also an editor, I would move
sentences around, work on the structure, and clean up the manuscript.
How do you come up with your ideas for your
idea: Sleeping Beauty in space. Audrey came to me with the idea, and then we
fleshed it out together.
usually in conversations with other authors or editors. Usually something they
said gives me that OMG, I have to write this moment.
have for aspiring writers?
editor says you’re doing everything wrong. You can only grow this way. Also,
take a Save the Cat course. Best class ever!
Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, the OA, West World, Fallen Skies…. I watch
too much Netflix
Chips and dips. Mmm!
Hi! I’m an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including the Moonbeam Children’s Award bronze finalist, SHADOW FALL. I live in the charming state of Oklahoma with my crew: one husband, two little people, four mischievous dogs, and one poor cat. You can usually find me hiding out in my office from said crew, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for my characters to live in.
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