Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn’t fit the role of a proper 1900’s lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella’s dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.
Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment–to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.
But this is no time for child’s play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal … or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?
Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.
~ Bewitching BT
1. If you were to describe your e-book/book in only one word, what would it be?
2. Your all time favorite book?
3. What made you pick that one above all others?
It’s the quintessential gothic. I love Jane and Mr. Rochester.
4. What’s the longest time you’ve spent working on a project?
Ug. A few years. My agent is snickering. Shut it.
5. Would you say becoming an author has changed you? In what way?
Well, in my life I have faced illness. That taught me to rely on myself, my own wits, and that no one truly cares about your health like you and your family. Publishing is much the same.
No one quite cares about your book as much as the author. Write for the love of writing, and you will never become discouraged. Both have made me self-reliant.
6. Was there ever a time, during your work for the e-book/book, when you felt like giving up? What made you change your mind?
I think every writer says I quit, many times. And then…those stupid voices are relentless, and you sit down again, and the words flow forth…and you’re typing away, once again. It’s an addiction, really. Or more precisely, a compulsion.
7. What does your day-to-day life consist of? What else do you do, aside writing?
I am a mom to teens. I am a therapist. The easiest way to describe it—I help children who will not/cannot eat. Sometimes there are feeding tubes involved.
8. How do you deal with bad reviews or acid criticism? What would you advise other authors to that effect?
When you write as eclectically as I do…and I have tried to be less….different—but we all write what’s in our head. Writing to the market doesn’t work, it will sound canned.
Someone once told me, wisely, that with a strong voice—readers either love it or hate it. That is pretty much what I hear.
So you will not please everyone all the time, nor should you try. The same goes with publishing folks. One person’s slush pile is another person’s Stoker award.
9. Is this title part of a series? Without giving us spoilers, of course, what can we expect from the next e-books/books in the series?
I am very excited about BONESEEKER 2. Put it this way, on my research pile are books about forensics, poisons, body decomposition…all the normal things a girl would love. *shrugs.
10. What do you have stored for us in the future? What are you working on/planning on next, aside this title/series?
I always have multiple titles brewing. A good way to watch my consciousness unfold is to follow me on pinterest. I make boards for all books, even books just in the planning stages. : http://www.pinterest.com/rrsmythe/
So here is one in the planning stage: http://www.pinterest.com/rrsmythe/petrified/
About the Author & Links:
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome.
Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.
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