|Bio: Solease has used writing as an outlet since grade school.|
While at the University of Michigan she was forced to take
literary classes and her love for writing increased even
more. Solease graduated from the University of Michigan
with a Bachelors in Sociology. She then went on to graduate
from Kaplan University with a Master’s in Criminal Justice.
During her time in higher education, she continued to write
with a deeper passion for writing. Her career passion is
Criminal Justice, but her first love is writing poetry and
short stories. This love lead her to write her first novel
‘The Sleeper’, the first book in the Secrets of the Ghosts trilogy.
Welcome Author Solease M Barner to the first installment of the 131 Preview Review Interview. I am so glad we have been able to have this little chat.
Q: We can see from your Author Profile that you have a background in Criminal Justice and Sociology, did this help when it came to the development of your characters
A: It had some effect but, mainly the characters came from my mind. Since my background is Criminal Justice and Sociology some of that had to come into play, I would think.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
131 Post Preview Interview With Author Solease M Barner
Well you certainly manage to use that diversity to create characters that jump out and kick you in the face. Having created such a vast cast of characters, and family dynamics, it is a rather creative blend of action and drama. (Which is a very good thing.)
It seems that so far each sister has a shield, be it animals over people, spirituality, aggression, drinking, or men. It made them seem fallible, even as they each try to show a "just roll with it" point of view.
Aside from the food scenes making us hungry, you have many great interactions between characters. I love the dynamic between Holiday and Joe, and Leon is a great character for breaking those really tense scenes. That said...
That was certainly a scene where you could really feel the tension; it was so thick even the baby was affected. Which I thought was really rather cool. I'd say the multiple writes did you good. Speaking of tension....
I know I can't wait to pick it up on my tablet to see how it all pans out.
That is certainly a well played teaser.
The In Dreams... Series, The Roads Trilogy, is the accumulation of almost eight years of writing. Begun in 2006 after a D&D campaign
ended S.I.Hayes took the world and created the Unavoidable Road. It took five years as
Shannon spent many months at a time in an undiagnosed Bi-Polar fog.
In 2010, she finally found the help she needed and she has been writing feverishly ever since
The first book wast over 130,000 words, so she decided that it needed to be smaller if only tonot scare readers away form an unknown book that was so thick.
Thus the first trilogy was born.