I am so pleased to have as my guest today for Writer Chat Wednesday Janine Caldwell, a fellow Arizonan and debut YA author. Janine just released her first two novels and I’m glad she was able to stop by so you have a chance to get to know this dynamic woman.
called The Vortex Series. The e-versions are available everywhere and the print
versions will be available soon through Amazon.
books of The Vortex Series.
study in my house for a group of eighth grade girls when they introduced me to
The Twilight Series. Not only did I fall in love with the books, my girls also
informed me that Stephenie Myers lived in the next town over from us. Now, as
an English major I’ve always loved literature and have even dabbled in
screenwriting, but I had never tried to write a novel. Something about knowing
an author such as Stephenie was creating these stories miles from my house
inspired me to write again. I’m a sucker for all things fantasy and romance, so
I dreamed up a story that I myself would want to read. Living about an hour
from Sedona, naturally I was drawn to the mysterious nature of the Sedona
vortexes and what hidden power they might have. Combine all that with learning
that I’m a direct descendant of The Brothers Grimm, I felt my true calling was
to write YA fantasy.
the book when Trent’s heart is truly revealed to Cassie. We learn that even the
best of intentions can still cause life to go terribly wrong if it’s not the
destiny you are to follow.
novel entitled VISITED and am outlining DEUCE, the final book of The Vortex
say that in high school, I was most like Kelli, Cassie’s best friend. She’s
sort of tough and mistrustful of high school boys and is very selective about
who she gives her heart away to.
and Prejudice” with Keira Knightley and every single Harry Potter movie. I
could never get tired of either story.
rock and have been an avid fan of the Foo Fighters since Dave Grohl started the
band. I wish I could’ve quoted every line from “Times Like These” in REMATCH
because the song depicts Trent’s agony and crossroads in life perfectly. In
fact, “Times Like These” would’ve been a great alternative title to REMATCH
since there is an element of time traveling in the series.
NW: What do you hope readers will take with them from your
JC: I hope that they will be entertained first and foremost, but for my teen readers, I also hope Cassie
and Trent’s story will make them pause before they make any major decisions in their lives that
will influence their future forever.
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