As part of today’s book tour festivities, I’m sharing an interview with T.S. Graham, author of The Chronicles of Trellah. Please welcome T.S. to our little bloggy corner of the world.
If we looked under your bed, what would we find?
Psycho dust bunnies with fangs.
How are you like and unlike your main character?
Sophina Murray is a composite of all five of my daughters, so I’d say she’s very unlike me! They say that each new generation is a little smarter and more sophisticated than the one that came before it. There is no better example of this than me and my girls! I’ll leave my wife out of that equation. You know, for safety reasons. 🙂
Dragons or unicorns?
Dragons. They do more damage.
What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t writing?
Spending time with my wife and daughters on our horse farm in Maine.
What is your favorite season? Why?
Fall. The colors are stunning and there aren’t any bugs trying to suck your blood. I like bloodsuckers in stories, but in real life they… well… suck.
Tell us about your book:
What is the name of it and is it part of a series or a stand alone novel?
The title of my book is The Chronicles of Trellah, Book One: The Perpetual Rain, the first in a planned trilogy. The story, however, does stand alone. There is a clearly defined ending with a few hints of things to come.
What is it about?
I think the pitch says it best:
Fourteen year-old Sophina Murray will be the first to tell you: Bad luck comes in threes. First, her father is lost at sea. Then, the rains start. And don’t stop. And finally, her little brother is stolen from his bed by a monster straight from her worst nightmare. A glimpse into the parallel universe of Trellah – a land of giant trees, bizarre creatures, and a glowing red mineral with mystical properties – convinces Sophina that all may not be lost. But first, she’ll have to survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe.
Do you have any upcoming projects in the works or other books that have been published?
Yes, thank you for asking! Next up is a deluxe edition of Book One, due out in June ’13. It will feature 14 full-page chapter illustrations, plus cover art by renowned artist Ryan Penney. The deluxe edition will also include the Prologue and Chapter One of Storm on the Horizon, book Two in the Chronicles of Trellah trilogy, due out in the Fall of ’13.
Where can readers connect with you?
I love hearing from my readers via my website, www.tsgraham.com, or my Chronicles of Trellah Facebook page. An example of Ryan Penney’s amazing work can be found at either site, as well as at the beginning of the free sample found on my book’s Amazon homepage.
Where can we buy your book?
For now, The Chronicles of Trellah is available at a special price through Amazon and the Amazon Prime lending program. A book tour is being planned for the summer of ’13 that will coincide with the novel’s release at book stores and other online outlets. As a new author, my deepest appreciation goes out to everyone who takes a chance on my story!
Thank you so much for this opportunity to talk about my book, Amanda. It means a lot to me! -T.S. Graham
About Author T.S. Graham
T.S. Graham was born and raised in midcoast Maine. He has worked as a sea urchin diver, fish monger, home renovator, and in several group homes for children and adults with disabilities. His original screenplay, Stone’s Point, written as Clint Elliott, has won multiple awards. He studied English Literature at the University of Southern Maine, where, despite developing a strong dislike of the traditional curriculum focused on old, dead (and boring) scribes, he somehow managed to graduate with honors. His greatest influences are writers like Stephen King and Michael Crichton, whose talents would have allowed them to write more literary fare, but they chose to thrill and entertain instead. He now lives on a horse farm with his beautiful wife and five daughters, two poodles, two cats, two happy turtles, four playful ferrets, three fish, a corn snake named “Tiger,” dozens of chickens, and, of course, four awesome equines. The Chronicles of Trellah, Book One: The Perpetual Rain is his debut novel.
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