Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BOOK TOUR [Interview] Chronicles of Kerrigan by W.J. May

Welcome Author Wanita May

Wanita May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario - St.Catharines. Crazy-happy childhood, she always has had a vivid imagination and loads of energy.

The youngest of six -- four older brothers, and a sister -- taught her at a young age to be competitive in all aspects of life.

At sixteen, she began competing in athletics (track and field) and before she turned seventeen, she was representing Canada in high jump. She continued to compete, breaking Canada's JR High Jump record (1.92m - 6' 3 1/2" for those metric-ly challenged). She attented University of Toronto, and Kansas State University - winning CIAU's and becoming All-American 6x - NCAA Indoors Runner Up + more.

But you're not interested in her athletic career - unless of course you're curious to know she stands 1.70m (5'7") and has jumped 20cm over her head on more than one occassion. She's represented Canada at the World Championships, World Jrs., won Francophone Games, and loved every minute of every competition. From the grueling workouts, the crazy weights she lifted on her back, the days she thought her lungs were going to spit out of her mouth for lack of oxygen, the travelling around the world and the opportunity to read - her favourite past time.

Wanita and her husband now run an online business, dealing in antiques and collectables - particularly jewelry and porcelain.

After her father passed away in 2009, from a six-year battle with cancer (which she still believes he won the fight against), she began to write again. A passion she'd loved for years, but realized life was too short to keep putting it off.

She is currently represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Wanita is a writer of Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction and where ever else her little muses take her.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Hard one – it’s a toss up between Mint Chocolate Chip and Butterscotch Peacan

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Bowl of Cereal (and as a late night snack too!)

Night owl or early bird?

One food you would never eat?
Black Pudding

Skittles or M&Ms?
Darn, another hard one! Skittles or peanut M&M’s – they’re the best!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?
A Mom, A Teacher, An Athlete, An Author, everything 

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A new house  with a big room to be my library and writing office!

Print or Ebook?
Both. I like Ebook but when it’s a great story, there is nothing like holding it in your hands.

What movie are you looking forward to this year?
Star Wars 7 (but that’s next year) so the Hunger Games (if that’s this yr).

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is....
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I love the Narnia series by CS Lewis

What is next on your to read list?
Enchanted series by Chrissy Peebles

Any other books in the works?
Seventh Mark – it’s a YA series as well.
Radium Halos – another YA series.
 Both are suspense, romance, fantasy all combined 

Rae of Hope
The Chronicles of Kerrigan
Book One
by W.J. May

Genre:  Young Adult – Fantasy  (Paranormal, Romance, Suspense)


Number of pages: 248pgs

Word Count: 81,000

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Book Description:

How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past?

Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family's history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.

Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter?

As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It's up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family's past and have a ray of hope for her future.

Dark Nebula
The Chronicles of Kerrigan
Book Two
by W.J. May

Genre:  Young Adult – Fantasy  (Paranormal, Romance, Suspense)

Word count: 85,000
Page count: 265 pages

Book Description:

Nothing is as it seems anymore.

Leery from the horrifying incident at the end of her first year at Guilder Boarding School, Rae Kerrigan is determined to learn more about her new tattoo. Her expectations are high, an easy senior year and a happy reunion with Devon, the boy she’s not supposed to date. All hopes of happiness turn into shattered dreams the moment she steps back on campus.

Lies and secrets are everywhere, and a betrayal cuts Rae deeply. Among her conflicts and enemies, it appears as if her father is reaching out from beyond the grave to ruin her life. With no one to trust, Rae doesn’t know where or who to turn to for help.
Has her destiny been written? Or will she become the one thing she hates the most—her father’s prodigy.