Welcome to our Author Spotlight, where we shine a light on writers, authors, and literary wonders worldwide.
Today our spotlight is shining on Shannon McRoberts, USA Today bestselling fantasy author.
1. First, tell us a little about your book/project?
My latest book was released on March 6, 2022, and is a direct sequel to my first story published 15 years ago. The Secret of Psi Corp X is set in a futuristic world where science has made great leaps and bounds in some areas, but the most advanced progress is shrouded in mystery. The story is also the 5th and final installment in my Daughter of Ares Chronicles.
2. What kind of research did you do and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Research is for day jobs and English papers! I like to write in the fantasy genre so I am free to make the impossible possible. If I do research, it's usually to find a meaningful name, mythology, or some obscure term to spark ideas for my story.
3. If you could tell your younger writing self one thing, what would it be?
4. Can you tell us a bit about your writing space? Is there something you need to have when writing a book?
My writing space is also my gaming space, my art space, my day job space, and most importantly the room my 4 cats hang out in! I absolutely need to have music and headphones. Spotify is my current go-to for music.
5. If you could be a character from any book for 24hours, who would you be?
I am a voracious reader and I'm not sure I could pick just one character to be for 24 hours. 97% of the answer to this would be a comic book character. Lady Death from the comic Lady Death.