SHATTERED: An Open Heart Novel Book 2 Healing a battered heart will risk her last link to humanity Mishca needs to save her sisters, but only Ryder can save her. The truth about Mishca’s past shattered her heart. She deals with the pain by focusing on a new mission: saving her newfound family from their creator. With her sisters scheduled for termination, Mishca and her friends set out on a journey up the North Queensland Coast to save them before someone else dies. Ryder understands the need driving Mischa. It’s in her DNA. But he’s not giving up on the chance they can still be together. She’s the only one to have seen him levitate. The only one to watch the sparks dance across his skin. The only one he trusts enough to know what is in his heart. And now, he might be the only one who can stop Mishca from losing her humanity. Driven apart by secrets, will they come together in time?
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About the author:
YA & NA author, Sharon M. Johnston, hails from sunny Queensland, Australia. When she's not writing, Sharon works in PR, spends time with her family, and plays far too much Pokemon Go. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and on her website.
1. You write YA and NA, and you mentioned in a blog post you “love championing New Adult.” What attracts you to these categories?
Often readers like to ‘read up’ – check out protagonists that are just that little bit older than them. Part of this is readers informing themselves on the next stage of life. To me, there was a gap in the market that NA can fill. But it’s important that there’s variety in the category. I hadn’t actually even heard of NA when I wrote the first draft of DIVIDED: Open Heart Novel Book 1, but it fits in the category perfectly, and offers reader something different with the SciFi/Fantasy twist.
2. What is your favorite part about being a Pitch Wars mentor? What is the most difficult aspect of a mentor-mentee relationship?
I love reading the entries, and going ‘Wow, can the writer pull this off?’ and then reading that they can! I love working with writers, pushing them to take their manuscript to the next level. The most difficult part would be falling in love with a concept, but the prose doesn’t match, and having to pass, or falling in like with a writer on twitter and then not picking them as my mentor. Pitch Wars peeps are just so nice.
3. When you became a published author, what kind of impact did it have on your life?
Because I write part time, a lot is business as usual, but it’s opened up opportunities as well. I’d never been out of Australia until I went to Las Vegas for Romantic Times where I was part of the Pitch Wars Roadshow. But the biggest impact has been the bigger opportunity to share my stories with other people.
4. Are you a “disciplined” writer? Do you write daily? What kind of surroundings are the best to boost your creativity?
I’m not very disciplined, but I’m trying to work on that by doing something in my writing world every day, whether it’s writing, editing or working on a special project like Literary Love for Louisiana. I also recently participating in a plotting webinar so I can try to shed my pantser ways and be more disciplined with my craft.
5. You design beautiful bookmarks and earrings. Did you come up with the style immediately, or did you try several different ideas?
I’m a very spontaneous person. I’ll sit down with all my beads and charms in front of me and simply put together whatever catches my eye.
6. What’s your favorite Mexican Dish?
I love Fajitas. I make them basically every week for the family. But when I was in Vegas I fell in love with Trash Can Nachos!
7. How would you name a unicorn?
Every time I name one of my pets, it either comes to me straight away or I notice something about their personality. Like my Ragdoll x Chinchilla is called Dash because he regularly races us down the hall. It would be the same for a unicorn, I’d match something to the personality.
8. Why do you love socks?
I have O.C.D. and one of my compulsions is collecting stuff. And one of the things I like to collect is socks. There are just so many cute designs out there. But another thing is they’ve become part of my branding as an author. At Romantic Times I was the Aussie with the pink hair and cute socks.