Today we have a guest blogger with us, author Jo Schneider. I hope you enjoy getting to know more about debut novel New Sight with Jolly Fish Press. It’s an excellent YA read. Enjoy the following interview with main characters from the novel and how they feel at the beginning of the book. A must read!!
What is your current state of mind? I keep having urges to rip people’s eyes from their sockets. They’ve got me tied down in a psych ward. I feel like I’m crazy. I think I am crazy.
What is your most treasured possession? Art supplies or my camera. I see things and want to recreate them.
Give us 5 words that describe your personality. Fun, responsible, careful, appreciates beauty.
What is the thing you want most in this life? To be normal again. No more psychotic urges, please.
What/Who do you fight for? Right now I’m fighting for my sanity. If it slips any further I’m afraid I’ll never come back.
What is your current state of mind? I’m looking for people I can help, and those that can help me. Something big is coming, and we have to be ready for it.
What is your most treasured possession? The library of ancient books that I have spent a life-time acquiring.
Give us 5 words that describe your personality. Aggressive, progressive, helpful, visionary and savior.
What is the thing you want most in this life? To not have to live in the shadows.
What/Who do you fight for? I fight to bring the world back into its natural balance. No matter what the cost.
What is your current state of mind? I am searching for answers about Mason and what he is doing. I am also looking for something very precious to me.
What is your most treasured possession? My family.
Give us 5 words that describe your personality. Watcher, listener, devoted, aggressive and patient.
What is the thing you want most in this life? To keep those I love safe.
What/Who do you fight for? I fight against anyone or anything that threatens my family and the existence of my tribe.
What is your current state of mind? I’m just trying to survive. People are always out to get me, and the plan is to keep ahead of them.
What is your most treasured possession? I’ve been on the run for years. I have no possessions. Although I would do anything for my adopted brother, Peter.
Give us 5 words that describe your personality. Hard on outside, softie inside. If you tell anyone, I will make you suffer.
What is the thing you want most in this life? To be left alone. Why do these people insist on hunting me down? What have I ever done to them?
What/Who do you fight for? Myself. And Peter. Nothing else matters and other people are either lying or burdens.
What is your current state of mind? I just got shipped from my home in England to this ultimately creepy hospital in the middle of nowhere California. I’m scared to death, but no one will ever know. I’m too cool for that.
What is your most treasured possession? I love my comic book collection. Don’t even get me started.
Give us 5 words that describe your personality. Funny, geeky, British, smart and strong.
What is the thing you want most in this life? Duh, a girlfriend.
What/Who do you fight for? I fight on the side of right. That is all.
What is your current state of mind? I’m just here to help these kids through what I had to go through myself. It’s not pretty, and most of them can use a friend or a mentor.
What is your most treasured possession? I had to run from my home in Australia when I was a teenager. Stuff doesn’t have a big place in my life. I care about my friends and associates.
Give us 5 words that describe your personality. I like making people smile.
What is the thing you want most in this life? To help the next generation. Why leave this planet and society worse off than when I got here?
What/Who do you fight for? I fight for Mason and his dream to bring the world back into balance.
After succumbing to the sudden and terrifying urge to rip people’s eyes out of their sockets, sixteen-year-old Lysandra Blake finds herself tied down in a psych ward, convinced she’s crazy. The doctors have no answers, and Lys is ready to give up when the mysterious Jeremiah Mason appears, telling Lys that she’s not insane—she’s addicted to a rare and deadly drug that she has no recollection of using. Mr. Mason offers to take her to his facility where he can treat her.
Desperate yet suspicious, Lys agrees to go with Mr. Mason to his facility where she meets with a fellow addict, the tall and handsome Kamau. Together they discover that Mr. Mason may not have told them the truth about their condition—they’re thrown headfirst into a world of daunting powers that are not only unbelievable, they are dangerous. Very dangerous.
Author Bio: Jo Ann Schneider grew up in Utah and Colorado, and wonders how people who live in flat places can tell where they’re going. In her sixteenth year, Jo went with her family to Europe. This spawned a travel bug that will never be satisfied. One of Jo’s goals is to travel to all seven continents—five down, two to go.
Perhaps the most challenging thing Jo has ever done (besides write novels) was stick with her Shaolin Kempo classes long enough to earn her black belt. Persistence, not an overabundance of mad skill, is what got her there, and she just keeps going back for more. An intervention may be in order at some point.
Being a geek at heart, Jo has always been drawn to science fiction and fantasy. She writes both, and hopes to introduce readers into worlds that wow them and characters that they can cheer for.
Jo lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her adorkable husband, Jon, who is very useful for science and computer information as well as getting items off of top shelves. By day she is a mechanical designer of disgustingly expensive hand-crafted steel lights, and by night she is a ninja. Woosh, woosh.
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