Thursday 13 March 2014

7 Questions with #Author James McGovern @mcgovernwriter #YA #SciFi

1. Why do you write?
I write YA fiction because I love enthralling and captivating narratives by other authors, and it’s always a great feeling to learn that others feel the same way about my books.
2. Have you always enjoyed writing?
Yes; I’ve been writing stories of one kind or another for as long as I can remember—usually Doctor Who stories when I was very young!
3. What motivates you to write?
Self-discipline, mostly, but also thinking about my readers is always a great motivation not just to write but to write well.
4. What writing are you most proud of?
I’m immensely proud of my debut novel, Martin King and the Space Angels, and the rest of the series is currently shaping up nicely!
5. What books did you love growing up?
The Harry Potter books (obviously), the Doctor Who BBC and Virgin books, the Phoenix and the Carpet, and the Animorphs series.
6. What other jobs have you had in your life?
Quite a few! Photographer, kitchen salesman, cash for gold buyer, checkout assistant, and contact centre associate—to name a few!
7. How do you develop your writing?
Writing, for me, writing is quite an organic process. I will often just start with one idea and daydream about it until it grows and connects with other ideas.

"The book draws you into its world in the same way that the Harry Potter books do." Kophi (5 -star Reviewer).
"If you like Percy Jackson, Twilight, or The Mortal Instruments, chances are you'll love Martin King." Teen eBook Review.
"Reminiscent of Ron, Harry and Hermione." Lucinda (5-star Reviewer).
"Martin King is something like a cross between Harry Potter and Frodo." Meghan (Top 500 Reviewer).
Martin King is just an ordinary teenage boy in love with a girl… until he gets a superpower.
An evil force called XO5 is looking for something on Earth – something dangerous. Martin King and his friends must find it first.
Martin, Darcy and Tommy soon find themselves caught up in a massive, universal conspiracy.
But who really is the mysterious XO5 – and what does he want with Martin?
This is the first book in the electrifying Martin King series. With it's gripping plot, exciting characters and readability, the book has been compared to the novels of of J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan and Cassandra Clare. Martin King and the Space Angels has been described as a "majestic masterpiece" and "one of the most entertaining YA fantasy-science fiction novels". If you're looking for a thrilling, sensational, romantic page-turner from an exciting new author, you'll love Martin King.
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Genre - Young Adult, Teen, Sci-Fi
Rating – PG
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