Our guest today, Tash McAdam, had become tired of reading predictable books. She wanted something that would be shocking and intense – “layers and layers deep”. So, she wrote her own 🙂
Tash shared about writing the prequel to her series, The Psionics. Writing as an author taught her how to ask herself questions. The more questions she asks the deeper her writing becomes.
She shared a number of valuable tips for other writers in our interview – so make sure you listen until the end. But, here are a couple: 1) Take notes – hundreds of notes! 2) Don’t start editing until you are done. 3) Your story should be one that YOU would want to read.
Telepaths, torture, mindwipes … the Institute has it all, and they use each of their brainwashed children as weapons, the way they see fit. To control society, repress its people. To make certain that they stay in power, no matter the cost. Serena’s baby brother Damon is one of those children, and these days he’s so altered that he doesn’t even recognize her.
When it comes to getting Damon away from those who kidnapped him, there’s nothing Serena won’t do. Even if she has to kill him to save him. First, though, she must prove to her father that she has what it takes to be a soldier against the insidious threat of the Institute. Her first mission has to be perfect.
But with inaccurate intelligence, unexpected storms, and Gav Belias, people’s hero of the Watch, on the prowl, will she even survive? If she doesn’t succeed, they’ll never let her go after her brother.
And that would be unthinkable, when it was her fault that he was taken in the first place.
Slam is Tash McAdam’s first work with Glass House Press, and serves as a prequel to her series The Psionics, with the first book, Maelstrom, due in 2015.
Learn more about Tash at www.TashMcAdam.com.
Janelle + Rob