It’s a great thing to help promote other authors and there’s nothing quite like hosting a blog tour. Welcome to Sara Tribble, writer, editor, and debut novelist with one hell of a story to tell.
The BEYOND THE CELL blurb:
Sixteen-year-old, Sonata Wilde is living in Hell.
Not literally Hell, more like a prison stashed away in the mountains known as The Cell. All mythical beings were banished to live here nine years ago, segregated from the humans. Being trapped in captivity is breaking her down and the temptation of escaping grows stronger, regardless of what it might cost her.
No one has ever made it out of The Cell, not with the extreme voltage on the wires and constant guards on patrol. It’s damn near impossible, minus one loophole. Sonata has a plan ready to set in motion, along with help standing by to make sure it all goes accordingly. The taste of freedom is within her grasp and she’s ready to embrace it once again.
All she has to do now is stay alive.
1. What projects are you working on / have published?
Currently, I am working on a YA Sci-Fi manuscript and two short stories, one fantasy and one horror while trying to draft a future project. As far as published, my first YA novel, Beyond the Cell, is being released by Fire & Ice at the end of September. I’ve also recently sold a short story, Survive, to an anthology following a modern H.P. Lovecraft theme. This is my first anthology to be included in so that’s pretty awesome.
2. Best writing advice you’ve heard?
It’s repeated everywhere, “Keep Writing.” Sad, but true, it really is the best advice. You cannot help but improve your craft with practice and persistence. However, during a writer’s conference a speaker mentioned something that sparked some great advice and that was write what you usually sell. I tend to place horror stories in markets quite easily, but I’ve never once thought about writing a horror manuscript…I’m brewing one now to start after my Sci-Fi.
3. What inspires you?
My personal dreams hugely impact my stories, characters and objects. Beyond the Cell actually has a couple of things taken directly from my dreams, which is pretty neat. Besides that, I’ve been inspired by a piece of candy to songs playing on the radio. Inspiration is everywhere, the hard part is choosing which one to go with.
4. Did you write stories as a teen? If yes what has/hasn’t changed?
Yes, I did, but very sparingly unlike now because writing is more of a wonderful routine. I did have a short paranormal story published while in high school and always enjoyed composition courses and took as many as I could. Writing has never intimated me, by length or subject, and that still has not changed, which is probably why I freelance when I have lots of spare time.
Something that has changed is my style and grammar. It can be a challenge to write formally and without voice, especially in an unbiased manner and not bending punctuation rules.
Find out more about Sara during the BEYOND THE CELL blog tour!