Thursday, August 29, 2013

Read a Guest post from Tia Silverthorne Bach ~ author of "Chasing Memories"

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There isn’t another way; not now. The others are coming. I can’t let them have you…

Seventeen-year-old Reagan has a problem: She can’t remember what happened the night her brother was taken. Now, the dreams haunting her from the incident are becoming more intense by the day. All the while, the lines between what’s real and what’s a product of her paranormal-obsessed mind are becoming blurred.

Is she losing her mind or has she just stepped into a world she thought only existed in books?

Caught in a web of worried parents, competing boys, Wiccan relatives, protective amulets, and psychiatrist babble, Reagan must determine the truth before it’s too late.

Guest Post!
Paranormal Inspiration
By Tia Silverthorne Bach

For as long as I can remember, I have loved reading and writing. I am drawn to all kinds of books, everything from a good character-driven story to pure fluff—anything that takes me to new and exciting places with intriguing new friends.

My first novel, Depression Cookies, was women’s fiction. Then I got the paranormal bug. Where did I get the fever, you might ask? I was first inspired by my thirteen-year-old daughter. She loves everything paranormal. Initially, I wanted to pre-read all her book choices (she’s my oldest, and I was on Mom-duty). So she handed me books like City of Bones and Beautiful Creatures. Soon, I was hooked.

But what intrigued me most about paranormal books might surprise you. Both as a reader and a writer, I love strong female and male characters. The more paranormal books I read, the more I realized they are about more than just ghouls and goblins, vampires, and werewolves. If you take normal teenage issues and amp them up with a paranormal twist, you have some real material to work with. The fear of fitting in, for example, is only heightened by adding the fear of fitting in as a werewolf or vampire.

Plus, the young adult paranormal genre gives my imagination room to soar. While there is a need to stay true to certain folklore and legend, there’s still plenty of room to create new twists and turns along the way.

At the end of the day, all writers strive to create a world that readers want to escape to, a world with captivating characters that stay with you way beyond the last page.

So for all those paranormal fans out there, what draws you to the genre?

Thanks so much, Lisa, for hosting me today!


About Tia:   Tia Silverthorne Bach is an avid reader, sometimes runner, involved wife and mother, and rabid grammar hound in addition to being a multi-genre writer. Her three daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home. She's the award-winning co-author of Depression Cookies, a coming of age story written with her mother. Tia's office is wherever her laptop takes her and any place that's conducive to allowing a wild imagination like hers to flourish.

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  1. It's a treat getting to read about the thought process that went into Tia's novel coming from her perspective as a mom of a teenage girl. I love how they shared their love of reading and created something together. :)

  2. Lisa, Thanks so much for hosting me today. It's nice to share my feelings about strong female characters, especially with three daughters of my own.


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