Bonnie, thank you for being a guest with SWBD! As a debut author, what would you like readers to know about you as an intro? Maybe give us a little background behind the writer?
I started writing at a really young age. I remember creating little books out of string and construction paper as a kid. Back then they were mostly stories about my dolls and my little ponies. As I got older the fascination for books and writing only grew larger. I penned my first full fledge novel at the age of sixteen. Hand written on college ruled notebook paper, front and back. I can’t say it was any good, but I loved doing it and never stopped.
Tell us a bit about Nether Bound. What was your main inspiration?
Seventeen year old Ava Walker had everything a girl could ask for, she was captain of the cheer squad, had tons of friends, and could easily have any guy she wanted. Being popular was easy.
Lying about her entire life wasn't.
Ava has a few problems. Her step-father is an abusive alcoholic, her ex best friend isn’t who she thought he was, and oh yeah, she can see the dead.
With one wish Ava thinks she can make it all disappear. But when that wish actually comes true she realizes what that old saying meant:
Be careful what you wish for.
I was actually at a writing conference when the idea for Nether Bound hit me. I’ll never forget it because a really good agent was talking, but all of a sudden I was swept up in a scene and had to start writing it down. Needless to say, I never really heard what that agent was talking about. That scene is actually the “park” scene in chapter four and it’s my favorite scene in the whole book.
Where do you get your ideas?
Thank you, Bonnie! We're super excited about the release of Nether Bound, and wish you much luck and many blessings for your future writing endeavors. YOU, dear reader, can g
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