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The Power of the Library

The WWAT Crew just got a new member and if that isn’t exciting enough, she is a librarian. Now in my book, librarians are rock stars. They are the keepers of the most amazing places on Earth and they know what the readers want. Am I right? Libraries have a plethora of information on any curiosity one might have and the means to take you on any adventure your heart desires. The only drawback is you have to be quiet which I find it difficult to contain myself when I am so happy. And no it’s also not cool, to smack the person in the chair next to you to share the most amazing scene you just read either. My husband has informed me of that. My Mom was a friend of the library and my Dad was always studying this or that so needless to say I spent a lot of time in libraries growing up. Which may be why they give me the feeling of home when I am far away. However, there was a time when I forgot the magic of my special place. Instead, as a college grad and a working woman, I liked to hang out in bookstores and buy everything. Which was cool and all, until I had children. All of a sudden I had to practice self-restraint which is really, really hard when you want all the books. But, guess what? There is a place where self-restraint goes out the door (Not exactly. There’s a limit to how many books and how long. Oh yeah and that whole being quiet thing). Libraries made it possible for me to continue writing and to do fun things with my kids. I’d sign them up for story time, which I’m pretty sure we both loved equally. I’d scour the shelves for them and me. I found out which stories kids loved and I got to keep up with the latest books in kidlit. It worked best before they were mobile. Fortunately, or unfortunately, they take after their mother. They love books, but have trouble with the whole self-control too so I have to be a very attentive mom. Often the middle grade section is by the picture books, but it is rare that the young adult section is. I get it they don’t want to be hanging out near the little ones. Anyways my kids wouldn’t just stay with me in the section I was... read more

Exclusive Cover Reveal! The Trinity Key Trilogy

WWAT is excited to reveal the covers for the Trinity Key Trilogy: Into Aether, Escape Aether, and Save Aether, an upcoming young adult Steampunk series by Linda Fry. The entire trilogy will be released in March of 2016. Pre-Order Links: Smashwords: Amazon:     Into Aether Colorado teen Theodora (Theo) will do anything to find her missing mom, including travel into the hidden and mysterious Victorian subculture of Aether. She takes a ride with airship pirates to a floating island full of strange automatons and even stranger people. After a century-old feud reignites, she uncovers the alarming truth about her family’s past. Finding her mother is more important than ever.           Escape Aether Valera longs to escape her sheltered life and overbearing mother. She just never imagines that her opportunity would arrive after being kidnapped. Now she has a decision to make: face a world filled with danger and discover her own power, or return home where it’s safe and live in a gilded cage.         Save Aether Julia never had a real family until meeting Theo and Valera. Now that they are united by the Trinity Key, they are plagued by nightmares. Danu, the goddess of Aether, is in agony and calls out to them to free her. However, the Elders who rule Aether don’t want to give up their power and warn the girls to stay away from Danu’s tomb. Julia must decide whether to trust the Elders or to follow her instincts and unleash Danu upon the world.     Q & A Time I’ve been asked to answer a few fan questions, so here we go… Can you tell us a little bit about how you came up with the idea for writing this series? I really love the idea of mashups – taking two seemingly unrelated genres and creating something new. For example, for the Trinity Key Trilogy, I mixed Steampunk and Celtic folklore. I was reading about a book on folklore and came across an interesting legend, and I’ve been fascinated with steampunk for a while. Once I had the concept, the story just wove itself together. What have you learned about the steampunk genre while creating this world? I’ve learned that steampunk is a diverse genre that goes beyond the typical steam machine technology idea. There is everything from cyber punk to diesel punk to Tesla punk and more. It also has a varied, creative,... read more

NEWS: G.K. Kaup Pitchwars Interview

Read an interview from WWAT’s own G.K. Kaup on Brenda Drake’s website. Read her Pitchwars entry here!... read more