Friday, December 20, 2013
Rebels Blog Tour: Author Guest Post and more!
The world is on fire. From the ashes like a phoenix rises a new America, one that will save it all. Under one condition; absolute and complete surrender.
The world complies without question. Those who don’t are destroyed. It is in this world, John is born. His very name is treason.
If the New America, now known to everyone as the State, knew what John was, they’d kill him, but instead they give him a gift.
Praise for Rebels
John has a lot of potential (especially for someone so young) in that he sees the flaws in this society. He wants to be like George Washington and knows a lot about the manner in which a government should be run... Highly recommended. ~Amazon Review
My mother is a superior cook and gardener, she can make anything grow and anything taste good, she is a genius. Because of that, I had better nutrition and so this gave me a leg up when it came to endurance. It has been many years since the State has taken over and very few people remember even how to grow their own gardens and what nutritional value means, that’s obvious based on what the school now defines as lunch. Then there is the edge that my father gave me, being a mixed martial artist. His father had been a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and had created his own unique style called Reality Based Street Fighting. He had been relentless in training my father and, in turn, my father had been relentless in training me. At first, I thought this to be child abuse but as I grew older and my skills became better, I realized that this training may save my life one day.
Scott Powell was born in Burlington, Vermont, to a father who was a police officer and a mother who emigrated from South Korea. He received a degree in marketing from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, and a master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Scott served a two-year Spanish-speaking mission for his church. He is a mixed martial artist who continues to train with his father, a second-degree black belt in Tae kwon do and a kick boxer.
Besides being married to Scott for over seventeen years, Judith Powell is a stay-at-home mom whose whole life has been full of stories. Being raised by an Irish storytelling father and a Native American mother, stories have filled her life and her head until they finally had no choice but to flow out through her fingertips.
Author Guest Post
How We Write Together
Much like building a house Judith creates the foundation and the actual structure of the book allowing Scott to then go in and finish the interior and details that makes up the remainder of the story. In many ways Judith is the architect/contractor and Scott is the interior designer.
Surprisingly we understand what the other is thinking when we write. Each of our parts are much like a puzzle, at first the picture is unclear but as we put in the pieces of the puzzle the story begins to unfold and comes to life. We each bring in a unique perspective that allows the story to grow and bring the characters to life.
One great example of how great we work together in Rebels, Judith wrote in detail about what the Young Army was but never gave a perspective of what they could do. Scott was able to bring to life the fighting scenes in this area showing the capacity of these young men and why the State would have such an interest in the Young Army. It's like that through the entire book.
When Scott gets done Judith go over the book again to make sure that it all makes sense. Then Scott goes over it one more time. Because Judith and Scott are such close friends working on the books is more fun than work. It allows us to use each other perspective and make something even better.
Blog Tour Giveaway
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