I’m hosting an interview today with Donald Wilson II, author of YA urban fantasy / adventure “Cross Roads”. I hope you enjoy the interview.
1) How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since I was 8 years old. I created a graphic novel that wasn’t really good, but I kept at it. I’ve been writing ever since.
2) Is Cross Roads your first book? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.
Cross Roads is my debut novel and the first novel I’ve published but I have other works that I’ve created but never attempted to publish. They were for my own benefit.
3) Why did you choose YA as genre to write?
It’s actually one of my favorite genres because it’s so imaginative. It’s an under appreciated genre but has so much potential. I feel like many readers enjoy YA just for those reasons. I know I do.
4) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Be persistent, keep writing and edit your work with a professional. Editing is my least favorite part of the process, but working with an editor who understands the process and is easy to work with really helped me.
5) Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?
I’m currently working on the Cross Roads sequel. I can’t tell you much because I’m smack in the middle of it, but I can tell you that it has more action than the previous book. Yes, MORE action!
About The Book
Author: Donald Wilson II
Genre: Young Adult Action Adventure / Urban Fantasy
Published August 2014
Print and e-book
Shawna is not a typical teenager. Not only is she homeless and surviving in New York City on her wits and talents, but she is also the target of the Doma, a demonic race who appear human. She believes that there is nothing remarkable about her, so why are they trying to kill her?
After barely escaping with her life, Shawna must ally herself with the only group capable of stopping them and keeping her alive.
Under the tutelage of Decker, and his personal assistant Gibbs, Shawna begins her intense training to become a member of this covert group. They relocate to a small, rural town and Shawna manages to find friendship while gaining the attention of a charming and handsome young man.
Shawna’s new life is interrupted when her enemies discover her location and she is forced to put her training to the test. Shawna comes to a deadly crossroads that will alter her life forever … if she can survive.
Buy Link: http://www.donaldwilsonauthor.com
Also available at Amazon & BN.com
Donald Wilson II has been writing from a young age and has been published in numerous publications. When he is not hammering at his computer and creating new stories or catching up on sports news, he can be found traveling across globe. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his family and is currently working on book two of the CROSSROADS series.