18 May 2016

Chris Cannon + Trial By Fire

TITLE: TRIAL BY FIRE

WRITTEN BY: Chris Cannon

WANTED FOR: Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

DESCRIPTION: Bryn’s hopes for a peaceful new semester at school go up in smoke when someone tries to kill her—again. She’s not sure which is scarier, facing the radicals who want to sacrifice her for their cause, or her impending nightmare of a Directorate-arranged marriage to her nemesis, Jaxon.

The one bright spot in her life is Valmont, her smoking-hot knight who is assigned to watch over her twenty-four hours a day. Is what she feels for him real or just a side effect of the dragon-knight bond? At this point, stopping the impending civil war might be easier than figuring out her love life.

She may have to live in their world, but she doesn’t have to play by their rules.

Welcome to the Fresh Files, Chris! Thanks for stopping by and sharing a few interesting tidbits about yourself and your writing because Readers and Writers want to know the 411! Care to share a quick tip on plotting or characterization?

C. When naming characters, I write out the alphabet on piece of notebook paper and use only one character name per letter. I also jot down the characters description so I remember eye color and body type. I keep this next to my laptop for quick reference.

Do you have a writing routine or just go with the flow?

C. After work I come home, drink a cup of coffee, and pet my dogs. After dinner I drink another cup of coffee and then sit down to write. I try to write every day.

Writers are snackers, right? I mean, sometimes you just can’t stop to eat so you might just bring the crumbs to the keyboard. What’s your fave writer snack while writing?

C. A spoonful of peanut butter, preferably Jif. Sometimes I have to stop typing to wipe peanut butter off the key board.

*chuckle* Yes, eating at the keyboard can be messy. So I love books and television! What are some of the television shows that you watch or even the ones that are no longer playing on TV?

C. I love Superatural, Doctor Who, The Originals, Sherlock, and Big Bang theory

*Raising hand* Supernatural fan, here! How about an all time fave book series you read every year?

C. Harry Potter

Thanks again for visiting with us on The Fresh Files, Chris!

Award winning author Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or snarky romantic comedies. Visit her website, www.ChrisCannonAuthor.com.