Meet YA Author London Cole
Welcome to Five Question Tuesday featuring YA author, London Cole. He's super cool, and a terrific writer. Enjoy!
Q. Tell me about the book you're promoting.
Whisper's Edge is the sequel to Whisper Walker, picking up mere days after WW left off. It tackles the relationship between the two main characters, Drake and Kelsie, a little more than the first book and gives the reader a front row seat to them adjusting to their new "features," in a sense (I hate to say "powers" because that isn't entirely accurate and is quite cliche).
Here's the blurb for the book: Drake and Kelsie quickly discover life won't be quite the same after getting their new abilities, but they hope everything will settle into a sort of normalcy. It doesn't take long for them to realize it's not the kind of normalcy they were hoping for.
When Kelsie joins Drake for a routine Hunt, they end up stumbling upon an underground bunker that hasn't been opened in nearly a century. When they meet a far-too-friendly ghost, it should be the first indicator to leave things alone and get out of there. Never ones to resist the opportunity for excitement or mystery, they end up in a situation that could cost them dearly--threatening not only everything they've worked for, but their very lives!
Drake's world is turned upside down. A mysterious new girl seems intent on capturing his heart, but that's not all she's after.
Kelsie faces betrayal by the one she holds most dear, only to meet someone new who could change her entire existence; past, present, and future. If only she can stay alive long enough to find out the truth...
Q. How did you come up with the idea for this book?
Ooh, toughie. Everyone always asks this one, yet I'm always unsure how to answer... Honestly, a lot of the key locations are pretty much real places that I grew up with (on Whidbey Island, WA). So, when walking down memory lane, or looking through old pictures, the scenes mostly unfold in my head when I see the location.
Q. Do any of the characters symbolize someone or something in real life?
I could get in trouble for answering this one. ;) Hehe. Drake (the main guy) is simply a composite of various guys. Kelsie (the main girl) on the other hand, is very much molded after what I love in a girl. She's strong, reasonably independent, and kicks major ass. In short, she's based off a few girl's I've had the pleasure of knowing. I really like strong female leads. The soft, pushover types--like the MC from a very popular sparkly vampire movie--annoy me. I find it unpleasant to try reading a book with clingy, emotionally stunted, socially inept lead girl. That's not a good role model for girls to have.
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
Richelle Meade, Kevin Hearne, Lindsay Buroker, Amy Plum, Kiersten White, Patrick Rothfuss, Amanda Hocking, I could just keep going. But, my current favorite that I can't get enough of is Lindsay Buroker.
Q. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one book, what would it be and why?
The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss. Because it's highly entertaining, extremely well written, and it's REALLY freakin' long. Like 400,000 words long. That's roughly four regular novels. It would keep me happy for awhile. :)
Though, in all practicality, I'd have to say SAS Survival Handbook, by John Wiseman. I mean seriously. I'd need all the help I could get on that island.
Thanks for the interview, London!
Below you'll find the cover for Whisper's Edge, as well as a full bio on London. Click here to follow London on twitter, here to see his website and blog, here to visit his Goodreads page, and here to visit his author FB page. You can also purchase his books here on Amazon, here on Barnes and Noble, and here on Kobo.
London Cole Bio
London Cole is a YA Paranormal author living in East Texas, US. When he's not writing he can be found doing laps in his pool, playing a rock concert, or any of a variety of outdoor extreme sports.
London's debut Whisper Walker is a Dystopian Paranormal based on the island he was raised on, Whidbey Island. Only, it's the island eighty years after the Third World War, and everything is a lot different...and a lot meaner.
The sequel to Whisper Walker, Whisper's Edge, is out NOW!