Saturday, July 8, 2017

1 Tonya Kuper, author of ENIGMA, on running your own race

We are so excited we got the chance to talk to Tonya Kuper about her latest novel, ENIGMA, the sequel to ANOMALY.

Tonya, what did this book teach you about writing or about yourself?

Enigma is a sequel to Anomaly, so I was completing a duology. I learned from edits that I needed to recap the first book in the beginning of the second, and in a way that was not an info dump. That's not exactly easy but my editor was a rockstar and guided me on how to do so effectively.

What's your writing ritual like? Do you listen to music? Work at home or at a coffee shop or the library, etc?

If my kids are in school, I write at home, if they are home and awake, I usually go to a coffee shop because they are too distracting. I like to write with my laptop on a desk or table. On the right of me, I usually have coffee or some other beverage and a notebook/notes to myself/etc, and on the left I have my phone and anything else I might need to reference. I MUST have music to write, so earbuds are a must if I'm in public.
What advice would you most like to pass along to other writers?

Writers, run your own race. It's difficult, but try not to compare yourself to other writers. Instead, compare yourself to the writer you were last week and try to improve upon that. Everyone's journey into publication will look different; there is no "right" way. And always remember your WHY - why did you start writing in the first place?


by Tonya Kuper
Entangled: Teen
Released 7/3/2017

The highly anticipated sequel to Anomaly will be released the summer of 2017!

Worst. Road Trip. Ever.

Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren’t fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can’t be distracted by hot boys.

The Resistance secret hideout isn’t exactly the rebel base of my dreams. A traitor there wants me dead, but we have no idea who it is. And with both the Resistance and the Consortium trying to control me, the only one I can trust is Reid. If we’re going to have any chance of protecting my family, controlling my unstable powers, and surviving the clash between the Oculi factions, I’m going to have to catch this traitor. By using myself as bait.

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Tonya 2Tonya Kuper writes young adult science fiction and contemporary novels. She first fell in love with reading in elementary school, which eventually lead to earning a BA in Elementary Education and a MS in Reading Education, but she never thought she’d write a novel, let alone several. When Tonya isn’t writing, she teaches Young Adult Literature Writing Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, laughs as much as possible, loves music, and nerds-out over Star Wars, Marvel, Sherlock, and all things pop-culture. She lives in Omaha, NE with her husband and two rad boys.


Have you had a chance to read ENIGMA yet? Why did you start writing in the first place? Do you feel like you forget that sometimes when trying to compete with others? Share your thoughts about the interview in the comments!

Happy reading,

Emily, Jocelyn, Anisaa, Sam, Martina, Erin, Susan, Shelly, Kelly, Laura, and Lori Ann

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the interview! I really appreciate the shout out for my sequel. 💜


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