Interview #4: Susan Kaye Quinn
The Mindjack Series
One thing that self-publishing has taught me is that there are no limits to what you can write. There’s an incredible freedom in being indie that allows you to write and publish anything your heart desires – the worst thing that will happen is that no one will read it (which is like a stab to the chest for any writer, but there’s always another story to write). In that spirit, I’ve decided to write exactly the stories that move me, and hope that they will move readers as well. Here are the projects on my production schedule for 2013:
Third Daughter - Steampunk Fantasy Romance – The technology is more retro and the romance more “steamy” than Mindjack, but this steampunk dalliance is my “for fun” novel, in between my more serious science fiction series (Mindjack and Singularity). Not that it’s comedic – there’s political intrigue, fights with swords, sinister dirigible weaponry, and a struggle for the hand of the Third Daughter of the Queen… and the fate of the world as she knows it. This novel should release sometime early 2013.
Singularity – Young Adult Science Fiction – The unnamed first novel of this multi-part series will revolve around a future world that is post-Singularity (the Singularity is the event horizon when computers become more intelligent than humans). I’ve plotted out the series, but won’t start writing until after the first of the year. I think this series will appeal to fans of the Mindjack novels, with plenty of cool technology and future world dreaming, all told through the viewpoint of a legacy human boy. [For a sneak peek at what this series will look like, I wrote a flash fiction piece for Christmas set in this world - see My Books tab on my blog.] The first Singularity novel will likely be released in the second half of 2013.
The Faery Swap - Middle Grade Fantasy – I love writing middle grade (ages 8-12), but since indie publishing isn’t amenable to MG, I’ll be querying this novel the old-fashioned way, once I revise it. It’s a Prince and the Pauper meets Artemis Fowl fantasy told from the alternating viewpoints of a human boy and the warrior faery who tricks him into swapping places. I hope to have this revised and off to query in the first half of 2013.
So much writing, so little time. But I couldn’t dream of a better problem to have.
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Check out Susan Kaye Quinn’s earlier interviews with Blog Ring of Power:
- Part 1 @ T.W. - Thursday, Aug. 2
- Part 2 @ Emily – Friday, Aug. 3
- Part 3 @ Sandra – Monday, Aug. 6
- Part 4 @ Dean – Tuesday, Aug. 7
- Part 5 @ Terri- Wednesday, Aug. 8
Be sure to stop to check out each of the stops on the Year In Review – new chances to enter the giveaways each day!
(M) Dec. 17th – Jacqueline Seewald (at http://ulbrichalmazan.blogspot.com)
(T) Dec. 18th – Danielle Ackley McPhail (at http://deanswritingtime.blogspot.com)
(W) Dec. 19th – Alma Alexander (at http://www.terribruce.net)
(Th) Dec. 20th – Susan Kaye Quinn (at http://www.twfendley.com)
(F) Dec. 21st – 5. Darke Conteur (at http://emlabonte.blogspot.com)
(M) Dec. 24th – Pauline Jones (at http://ulbrichalmazan.blogspot.com)
(T) Dec. 25th – James Garcia (at http://deanswritingtime.blogspot.com)
(W) Dec. 26th – Barbara Ann Wright (at http://www.terribruce.net)
(Th) Dec. 27th – Sandra Saidak (at http://www.twfendley.com)
(F) Dec. 28th – Heidi Garrett (at http://emlabonte.blogspot.com)
(M) Dec. 31st – Sue Burke (at http://ulbrichalmazan.blogspot.com)