What’s Untamed about and who published it?
My debut novel, Untamed, was picked up by Prizm Books and released in paperback and ebook on May 20 2015. It’s a YA dystopian novel about loyalty, artificiality, and addiction. It’s available from most retailers, in paperback and ebook editions.
Toward the end of 2016, Prizm Books announced they were closing. From January 2017, Untamed (and the rest of the Untamed Series) will be published by Ineja Press.
How many books will there be in the Untamed Series?
There will be four Untamed books, all narrated by Seven: Untamed (May 2015), Fragmented (September 2016), Divided (July 2017), and Destroyed (April 2018).
Additionally, A Dangerous Game is a standalone novel set in the same world, though it is set before Untamed begins, follows Keelie as its main character, and has a whole new plot.
I’ve also got plans to write a novella or two set in the Untamed world as well…
But can’t you release your next book sooner?
When a book releases isn’t up to me, as it’s in the hands of the publisher. Even once a book is contracted by a publisher, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that needs to happen before it can be released, such as in-house editing, cover design, marketing, research, etc.
How did you get into fiction writing?
From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a writer, and so, whenever I could, I wrote. My first short story was published when I was sixteen years old. I wrote my first novel aged seventeen, but at 137,000 words it was a little too long, and is currently sitting in a drawer, waiting to be completely rewritten. In between writing my very first novel and my debut, Untamed, I wrote another two manuscripts which have since been edited and rewritten ready for submission.
Where do you get your ideas from?
Everywhere! Inspiration really is all around us, and I often find myself being bombarded with ideas when I least expect them.
I’m a writer too! Can you read my work?
For legal reasons, I’m unable to read your work, so please don’t send it to me unsolicited! However, I do offer paid critiquing and proofing services.