Welcome home, Saturday Musers!
Hope you've been having fun. I know March break is around the corner for many...have fun and be safe.
Let's find out a little more about our authors' books:
What niche does your book fill and why should our audience read it?
'Daffodil and the Thin Place' tells the story of a thirteen-year old girl who escapes to another period in history - the Victorian age. It is pure escapism but because it is set in a building that really exists, amongst real historical characters, it has an air of authenticity. All that and a touch of romance and lashings of excitement are thrown in too!
TERRI BERTHA, Mainstream NEW author
My main goal with Spooky Twisties is to get kids to read more, by offering entertaining stories mixed with humor, fun and horror. Hopefully, the reading audience can relate in some way to the characters on the pages and find themselves amused with my Middle Grade fiction.
My books fall in the social issues niche and they talk about how my characters have a problem and need to change. In one of them my character feels invisible and wants to become popular. In the other my character’s father has suddenly become ill and she has to deal with this. I know both books have characters that teens like and also they both end in a very satisfying way. The story centers on the kids and how they need to change to get what they want. Most people who have read my first book have identified with the characters. it speaks to them.
For me, nothing can sweep me away like historical fiction. I get lost in the adventure, and our own history—from the Scottish Highlands to Ancient Rome. However, many of these books are so brutal and sexually explicit that I have to read gory parts with my eyes closed. They’re not appropriate for younger readers, or my mother. *grin*
I think my niche is a unique one because I spend so much time researching and travelling to far off locations in order to bring history to life, while at the same time hoping to carry young readers off on the best possible adventure.
Keep reading and dreaming. If there’s anything you’re curious about just drop me a note: MuseChrisChat@gmail.com