Author Q & A/ Giveaway: Rachel Cooper (We Of The Universe)

Hello Beautiful People, Trend-Setters, and visitors:

I recently discovered this new Science Fiction (sci-fi) author and wanted to share her debut novel with you:

We Of The UniverseWe Of The Universe
by Rachel Cooper

Published February 13th 2012

Captain Haslow is one of the many people who have fled into deep space to escape the Versal expansion. He has found his niche: training up terrorists to send into Versal territory to cause havoc. However, the Versals are no longer satisfied and, despite the codes forbidding it, have started to move into deep space. They offer him an ultimatum: join them or die. But how could he join the people responsible for his sister's death?

Haslow's only hope is to venture into the mysterious 'Grey', a part of space that is shrouded in myth and legend.

Legeve is a Versal who has spent most of her time in a small room, living her life in virtual reality. After she undergoes 'The Dance of The Suns' she will never see existence in the same way again.

Marta is a new recruit aboard Captain Haslow's ship. She is one of the many lust born forced to flee when the Versals expanded to take over the outer planets. She is not used to ship life and has no idea about what is in store. What will she become?
We Of The Universe

Now, let's get to know Rachel Cooper a little bit:

Author Q & A:

Q: When and why did you begin writing?
A: I've been writing ever since I was small. Everyone has their thing. Some are good at sports, some are good with people and I've always been good with reading and words. It mainly started with me wanting to tell stories like the ones I read.

Q: What inspired you to write "We Of The Universe"? 

A: I do creative visualisations and I got a glimmering of what would become the first chapter.

Q: How did you come up with the title?

A: 'We Of The Universe,' is a play on the religion of the main bad guys of my novel, who believe they were born from the very universe itself.

Q: Is there a message in your novel, "We Of The Universe"  that you want readers to grasp?

A: It's a sad and lonely world if you don't have someone to support you. Each of the characters come to grasp in their own way that they don't have to carry their burdens alone.

Q: What books have most influenced your life most?

A: It would have to be C.S Lewis by Narnia. I read that book again and again. They are such fun books, set in such a wonderful world, with such a good message.

Q: What book are you reading now?

A:  I'm getting started on Wolf Dawn by Susan Cartwright that I heard about on the 'Adventures in Scifi Publishing.' The said it was like Anne Mccaffery's Dragonrider series with wolves, and I was sold.

Q: What are your current projects?

A: Two very different projects to my novella. One is a dark, Gothic drama and another is high fantasy. Also I am currently studying to be a teacher, which takes up a lot of my writing time.

Q: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

A: Staying with one idea and finishing it. Also getting to caught up in outlining and world-building. I've started adding those details while I'm writing or otherwise it won't even get started.

Q: Who is your favourite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

A: I've always had trouble in picking favourites. I read so much and each book is good in its own way. A good book is the one I finish all the way through and that I feel something for by the end of it.

Q: Who designed the cover of "We Of The Universe"?

A: I did. I have a little skill with photoshop so I thought I'd use it to make my own cover that best showed the feel of my novel. I've had good feedback so far so I think I've succeeded in that regard.

Q: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?'

A: That I should write what I love. It's so much easier that way and it makes the process fun instead of a struggle.

Q: Do you have any advice for other writers?

A:  You know in finding Nemo how she sings, 'Just keep swimming...' Apply that to your writing. 'Just keep writing, writing, writing. Don't forget to write.'

I appreciate you taking the time to read this post.  And as a reward, this author was kind enough to offer you all a chance to win $5 in Amazon bucks!!!

We're hoping you use some of this free loot to buy her book, currently listed for .99!

 Entry Rules:
  • Join the Beautiful People
  • Follow Rachel Cooper on twitter
  • Promise to read "We of the Universe"
  • Tweet about it
Too Easy!  How awesome is that?!?!?

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My review of this novel will be posted soon, so please stay tuned!

About the Blogger
I'm Katrina, founder of Kindred Dreamheart. I'm an aspiring junior & women's petite celebrity "red carpet" clothing designer and book lover. I read select genres. However if it's a series I'm sure I'd love it also regardless of the genre. I read when I want to be entertained; watch TV when I'm bored; and when I'm not designing something fabulous, I blog. (((Contact Me)))

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kindred, how do I go ahead and give the prize to the winner?


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