Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Author's Slambook: Ruth Silver + Giveaway

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of Aberrant. The Young Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, Aberrant is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013. Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online, role-playing and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing. Her second book in the Aberrant series, Moirai, is due for release September 26th, 2013 by LazyDay Publishing.
1. What is your favorite color? Blue
2. Favorite food? Steamed Crabs (although I only get to eat them when I visit Maryland)
3. Favorite movie of all time? The Hunger Games
4. Favorite song? Blackbird by the Beatles
5. Favorite book of all time? The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

All about Writing
1. How did your interest in writing originated?
I used to fangirl over tv shows like The X-Files when I was in high school. So I started off reading a ton of fan fiction and then I began writing some too.

2. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I wake up in the morning, exercise with XBox Kinect (I dance) and then I'll check emails, grab breakfast and spend the rest of the day writing. I need complete silence when I write and I try to have as little interruptions and distractions as possible.

3. Do you work with outline or just write?
When I start a new book I have a basic outline of where I want the story to go. As I'm writing though, it changes and I just go with it.

4. What was the hardest part in writing your book? The easiest?
The hardest part is making the characters suffer. It's hard to put your characters through painful situations, especially when you always want to strive towards that happily ever after. It has to be done though and often those situations make your characters stronger. The easiest part is probably the romance.

5. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I love to read young adult novels, blog, hang out with friends, play board games and video games. I also am a huge fan girl when it comes to tv shows or books that I love.

Finish the Sentence
1. The difference between fiction and reality is fiction almost always has a happy ending. Real life doesn’t.
2. Research is what I'm doing when I'm in the middle of writing a chapter and I want to make sure what a character says or does is accurate.
3. I can write better when the room is completely silent.
4. Sleep is an excellent way to relax and make sure I'm ready to write tomorrow.
5. A room without a book is lacking creativity.


Title: Aberrant (Aberrant #1)
Genre/s: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing
Date Published: April 28, 2013
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In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen." The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.

With Joshua's help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.

Title: Moirai (Aberrant #2)
Genre/s: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing
Expected Publication Date: September 26, 2013
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Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

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