-with Author Katlyn Duncan
THB: Hi Katlyn, I'm happy to be featuring your amazing series, The Life After, on The Happy Booker today! Can you please tell us a little about The Life After series?
KD: The series follows a Soul Collector, Maggie, through her after-life as a Collector pursuing her dream of becoming a part of the elite Guard.
THB: Did you have to do any type of research for this story?
KD:I didn’t have to do much research (which is what I love about this genre) but keeping true to the world I created is very important.
THB: When writing, are you more of a plotter or pantser? Does the story ever get away from you and end up going in a direction you weren't expecting?
KD: I am a plotter. I plot the bigger points in the story and actually allow the story to get away from me filling in all the gaps. I guess in a way I am both, but I can’t write a story without knowing the bigger plot points that drive the story.
THB: What, if anything, did you find more difficult in writing Soul Possessed compared to Soul Taken?
KD: With Soul Taken I wasn’t under any deadlines. Working with deadlines was my biggest challenge while still keeping up with the story.
THB: In what ways have your characters grown and changed from one book to the next?
KD: I think Maggie is starting to come into her own and Ally has definitely matured.
THB: What are a couple of your writing rituals or quirks?
KD: I listen to music while writing but when editing I listen to nature sounds. I found a pretty good 10 hour rainstorm that I am able to edit with so the distractions in my house are easier to ignore.
THB: Can you give us one of your favorite quotes or moments from this series?
KD: Even though it’s not exactly a happy moment, I like the mall scene in Soul Taken. It was definitely heart-pounding to write and I hope I can convey that feeling to my readers.
THB: What's next? Are you currently working on the 3rd book in The Life After series? Are you working on anything else?
KD: I am working on the 3rd book in the series at the moment and I have another series in the very early stages of planning that I am excited about!
THB: Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today Katlyn!
KD: You are so welcome! Thanks for having me.
Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.
Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.
SOUL TAKEN (The Life After, Book 1):
SOUL TAKEN (The Life After #1) by Katlyn Duncan
Release date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Carina UK
After-life just got a lot more complicated
Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body.
Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies…
To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!
Title: SOUL POSSESSED
Author: Katlyn Duncan
Release Date: October 28, 2013
Publisher: Carina UK
Series: Book 2, The Life After Trilogy
Genre: YA Paranormal
Life after Life
Now Maggie has been given the chance of her after-life to become a Guard, nothing will stand in her way. Not even the undeniable attraction she feels for her trainer and past love—Jackson. But when the battle between Shadowed and Guard begins again which side will she choose?
When her boss, Felix, partners Jackson and Maggie up with Ally and Cooper to investigate terrifying Shadowed activity, she doesn’t think it could get any worse. Jackson and Cooper barely tolerate each other and this time, Maggie isn’t just proving her loyalty to the Guard during one mission...she has a side mission too. One so secret and so dangerous she can’t tell a soul...
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