I am very excited to have Sheenah Freitas on the blog for an interview! If you haven't heard about The Chosen yet, here is a blurb:
Kaia's entire life has erupted in flames after an assassin appears and burns her village down. She's rescued by a god from another planet who requests her help because she's the descendant of their last savior. Together with Reeze -- the only other survivor from her village and her appointed guardian -- they set off on a quest to find the treasures of the gods in hopes of preventing a dire prophesy.
Kaia and Reeze quickly meet the Tueors, a group of people many thought extinct, who are searching specifically for Kaia. Their intention: to protect the truth. As Kaia discovers more about the truth and her family's past, she also learns of the Tueors' bloody secret. Will Kaia be the savior the gods have been waiting for? Or will she let the prophesy come true?
How long have you been writing?
I've been writing seriously for about three to four years now. But, the first time I took pencil to paper to write something, I was about 8 years old. I dabbled in writing off and on until about my senior year in high school.
What are three words that describe The Chosen?
High fantasy adventure.
What inspired you to write your Zincian Legend series?
I was inspired by various things along the way -- mythology, fantasy, magic -- but it started out with a set of dreams. I had doodled a random girl before going to bed one night and I ended up dreaming about her life in this village. The first dream that night ended at the fire scene and then the next night the dream picked up right where it left off. By the time I had the third consecutive dream, I decided to write down Kaia's story. Unfortunately once I did that, the dreams stopped.
What are you working on now?
At this time, I'm working on the sequel to THE CHOSEN, which is titled THE NUMBER.
Can you name two of your favorite books/series?
Children's/YA wise, the Harry Potter series hands down. Non-YA wise, I would have to say THE GARGOYLE by Andrew Davidson.
Where is your favorite place to write/read?
I do a majority of my reading and writing in my room, but I'm not sure if I have a favorite place to read or write. Sometimes I go over to my grandmother's house if I'm really stuck on writing for a change of scenery and I find that that helps. But I'm content reading or writing anywhere that has a relaxing atmosphere.
Is there anything else that you want readers to know?
I believe that everybody should follow their dreams. I was very close at one point to stop writing my book, but after listening to my dad who supported me one hundred percent, I decided to finish writing THE CHOSEN. And you know what? I'm very glad I did.
Thank you, Sheenah, for taking the time to do an interview with me!
Be sure to visit her website HERE and follow her on twitter HERE
Sheenah has also been lovely enough to supply a signed copy of The Chosen for one lucky reader! All you have to do is fill out the form HERE to be entered into the giveaway!
- Must be a follower
- U.S Only
- Must be 13 years or older to enter