Hey everyone! This Memorial Day weekend I'll be hanging out with some of my favorite people at Phoenix Comic Fest - fellow authors Jacob Devlin and Katie Salidas! Before the event, I thought you might like to learn a little bit about these amazing authors, so I asked them five questions to help us all get to know them a little better ;) ...
MEET JACOB DEVLIN
When Jacob Devlin was four years old, he would lounge around in Batman pajamas and make semi-autobiographical picture books about an adventurous python named Jake the Snake. He is the author of THE CARVER and its two sequels, THE UNSEEN and THE HUMMINGBIRD. When not reading or writing, Jacob loves geeking out at comic book conventions, spoiling his niece, and blasting Italian rock music in his car. He does most of these things in southern Arizona.
1) Where are you from?
I've lived in Southern Arizona most of my life, but spent a few wonderful years in Virginia and consider it like a second home as well.
2) What do you write?
Most of my work (and everything I've published thus far) is MG/YA adventure fantasy. Usually my writing bends a fairy tale or legend somehow, and there's always a strong emphasis on familial love.
3) What are you working on right now?
I'm revising a middle grade adventure fantasy about two siblings who have to hunt down a dragon to rescue their uncle, a famous survivalist who knows everything about bears and nothing about leathery winged beasts.
4) Why do you write?
My mom used to read to me when I was in the hospital with Lymphoma as a
6-year-old, and every book was an escape. It still is for me. Reading, writing, creating opens up spaces for people of any age and any background to grow, heal, or dream.
5) Tell us some of your favorite things ...
Food. Especially brinner. I swear I eat breakfast for dinner more than I eat breakfast for breakfast.
Going to the movies! Especially if it's a new MCU movie.
Traveling and seeing new things.
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MEET KATIE SALIDAS
Katie Salidas is a
best-selling author known for her unique genre-blending style that led the
award-winning Paranormal Dystopian Thriller: Dissension.
Host of the Indie YouTube
Talk show, Spilling Ink, nerd, Doctor Who fangirl, Las Vegas Native, and
SuperMom to three awesome kids, Katie gives new meaning to the term
Since 2010 she’s penned
four bestselling book series: the Immortalis,
Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, and the RONE
award-winning Chronicles of the Uprising.
And as her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today
bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.
& Urban Fantasy
What are you working on right now?
Secret project that will be revealed at Phoenix Comic Fest….
I have to tell a story.
Tell us some of your favorite things ...
copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
paper packages tied up with strings
are a few of my favorite things…..
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