It's Release Day! Whoot, whoot! I’m pleased and excited to interview Sharon Willett on the day of the release of her second middle grade novel, Country Captured! I just loved her first one, Country and the Rock, about a boy alien who crash lands on Earth and hangs out with the guys. But this one, is far more interesting as Sharon weaves a most fascinating story creating an extraordinary and imaginative world in outer space. Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Sharon Willett’s e-book.
Sharon, welcome again to my blog. Please tell us more about Country Captured.
Suzanne, thank you for your friendship and this opportunity. Country Captured is the second book in the Country Trilogy. Sean (Country) is taken as trading material by the thieving aliens from Venatici. He escapes, but not until they reach the planet Sory in the Whirlpool Galaxy. A war between the Sorians and Venaticians ensues. Can Country save the underground city and stop the destruction of his only way off the planet? He’s the only one that knew of the plan. He must prevail.
I just love it. I can only begin to imagine how your imagination ran overtime on this one. Were you waking up in the night with ideas?
My library is full of non-fiction books on space. If I haven’t read the sci-fi book, I’ve seen the movie. Well, that’s a slight exaggeration. Ancient Aliens is always taped. I love Science Fiction and have always been intrigued by the thought outer space.
I write with a very open plot outline. My characters get into very strange situations and I then have to think of a way to get them out or keep them busy. Like what do you do on the way to another planet? You’ve got days to keep that character busy. Well, I gave Country plenty to do and he loved it. You’ll be surprised.
I do have to admit when I get stuck I ask my husband, Gordon for ideas. Even if I don’t use his idea it always seems to help get me out of the mire.
So what’s next? Is there a third book in this series?
Country Unleashed is the third book in the series. Book three begins where two left off. Country can’t leave because all transportation off the planet is damaged. There is a Venatician girl that he tries to protect, fields of crops that are weak, a strange new world to understand and a game that allows them to jump in time and space. Country finds out there are more Veneticians still on Earth and they are taking down the Rocky Mountains in search of dinosaur fossils. He doesn’t consciously know it, but he has the answer that might make them leave our planet.
The personal thread in throughout the series is Country’s rocky relationship with his dad. This is a problem many young men have with their fathers. I try to let the reader see both sides.
Where can we buy your e-book?
The only and best place it is available, at the moment, is through the publisher MuseItYoung at the link below. Hurry to get the discount.
As I promised here is the unveiling of my very first book trailer. The use of storyteller techniques makes it a bit unusual, but by giving the link in a letter to schools, organizations, and conventions they will see a tiny portion of my presentation. I’ll let you know if it gets me in front of kids.
Sharon, it was wonderful interviewing you. As you know, I gave your book a five-stars on Amazon. Looking forward to the next one. Readers, don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Sharon Willett’s novel, Country Captured or Country and the Rock.
I’m forever grateful, Suzanne, and thank you all for stopping in.