December 3, 2012 Leave a comment
The world will not end in 2012, Amara just knows it. The 20-year-old college reporter is set on debunking the Maya calendar myths and restoring the peace. But when a covert group starts hunting her, she and her roommate Cayden are forced to uncover her grandfather’s mysterious past.
At 20-years old, Mahaway is the brightest scribe in Ox Te’ Tuun, a powerful ancient Maya city. Then in 900 A.D., her life is torn apart by a greedy new king’s war. She, her best friend Yochi, and a new friend Ichik must band together to fight back and save their home. In doing so, they expose a deadly weapon, one that threatens to ruin everything.
Though these two young women live in different ages, their paths’ cross when Amara is tasked with discovering and stopping a secret before December 21 to save herself, and the world.
(On a side note, you’ll learn some interesting facts about the classic Maya reading my book. I did a lot of research, and tried to incorporate as much as I could.)
2. Why did you become an indie writer?
For a few reasons. Writing is something I have to do—if I go for long periods of time without writing, I feel anxious and restless. After getting my M.S. in publishing and working for a couple publishers, including Simon & Schuster and Random House, I decided that I really liked e-books and experimenting with different models. Digital publishing has really leveled the playing field for indie authors, I think, and I wanted to learn everything I could about it.