Meet Judyann McCole and her new series, The Chronicle of A.
What was the inspiration behind the Chronicles of A series?
My inspiration came from one of my jobs actually. I’m a babysitter to these 3 amazing little girls, all of whom love to read, and one day one of them demanded a new story. Apparently they wanted a girl to go on an Adventure just like the boys and so I wrote Adela Arthur. I told them story after story about Adela Arthur and day it just clicked to write them down.
How much do you have in common with Adela, the main character?
We are both book and movie nerds. Throughout the novel she makes references to novels, T.V shows, and movies, which doesn’t really make sense to anyone since she is part of a new world. She quirky and also very hard on herself treats that I also deal with.
Book 1, 'Adela Arthur and the Creator's Clock' is currently available. Four more books are to follow. When can we expect the next installment?
The next book in the Chronicles of A is Adela Arthur and the Eternal Evergreen. It picks up a month after the first book and takes place over the summer. Adela is forced to deal with the truths that are revealed to her in first books; all while dealing with a new danger lurking the halls.
How do you find time to do so much writing as a full-time college student?
Haha, good question. So….I tend to forgo sleeping most nights. I love college I really do but it is hard to manage writing and school. I have a great circle of friends that help me focus and make me have fun. I’m not really sure who it’s all working right now but I hope to keep all my balls in the air.
What are you currently studying?
Biology. Yep, every time I tell people they are always surprised.
Do you have any other writing projects in the works?
Yes I have another Young Adult novel coming out in the fall/winter hopefully by Tri-Destiny Publishing. It’s called Moonrise and follows the life of Cordelia Lane, a human and Aedan Galahad, an Angel. I love Young Adult novels but after Adela Arthur and Moonrise, I’m out lining a Historical Fiction novel.
How does Maya Angelou inspire you?
Thank you for asking this question! Maya Angelou to me is huge, in all of her writings I feel as though she is talking about me, or trying to reach me. She inspires me because she makes me think and feel a different emotion each time I read her work. She’s just amazing!
You do book reviewing, in addition to everything else. What is your favorite genre to read?
I wish I could do more! I love books I really don’t have a favorite genre. Just read the White Queen by Philippa Gregory.
What are you reading now? What is coming up on your TBR pile?
Right now I’m trying to read The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
You also like to do book covers. Why do you redo covers on your blog?
I by no means ever want to tear down an author’s cover. I just love art! And when a book has a cool title my mind goes of into all of these idea’s. I’ve done a whole bunch of covers for my books. Before I even write I have to make a mock cover. I’m not sure why it just inspires me to write and or read.
What is something readers may be surprised to learn about you?
Um….I’m not sure? I really love politics and religion? Not the part where everyone is yelling at each other; But the learning aspect of it. I love learning about other peoples religion or lack their of and what people believe. Knowing what people believe is a huge step in defining a character.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Check out my book!Please and thank you!
Thank you so much for your time!
No thank you! Your questions are amazing!
Adela Arthur and the Creator's Clock
by Judyann McCole
This book 1 of 5 for The Chronicle of A
To Who Ever This May Concern;
I wish I could tell you the contents of this book were purely fictional. That I, Adela Arthur, was just a normal sixteen year old from Portland and that dragons, giants, elves and mermaids were just myths. I wish these were legends shared from crazy old grandparents to crazy old grandparents around campfires. After all, that is what I used to believe.I never would have thought they lived on the other side of our mirrors in a world called Cielieu. But they do…I never would have thought there were humans, better known as Volsin that lived among them with the ability to create light from a single thought. But there are…I never would have thought I was one of them… But I am… I am the last Arthur and I was brought to the human world after a Volsin, filled with greed, began to strip the light from our kind.The human world was supposed to be a safe haven… but he’s found us and the only way to stop him is to go back to Cielieu and begin training as a student in the Elpida Castle of Light.Like I said I wish the contents of this book were purely fictional and not my life…
About the Author:
JUDYANN MCCOLE was a senior in high school when she started working on Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock during her history class. It started off as short story for a group of young kids she babysat for and grew into an adventure she herself wanted to go on. She is currently attending college in Virginia. Where she hopes to finish the next adventure in Adela Arthur’s life. She begin writing when she was in middle school most of it was just simple poetry but she was inspired by Maya Angelou and even a little of Dr. Seuss.
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