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Title: Praefatio (Praefatio #1)
Publication date: May 21, 2013
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Georgia McBride
Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway...
After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety.
Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true?
Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?
When did you start writing?
I wrote all throughout grade school. When I could not, I made up stories in my head.
What makes you want to write?
Always when the story will not release me until I get it out.
Do you ever get writer's block and what do you do to get over it?
Yes. I’m certainly not immune. A block can be due to stress, pressure, not enough sleep, coffee or chocolate. OR it could mean the writer is trying to force the story to go in a direction it does not want to go. To relieve it, I take time away from the story and go back to it when I feel I am relaxed. Being on deadline, one cannot always take such luxuries. I also found changing WHERE you write and with what instrument can help.
Do you have a special way of going about writing?
Nope. I just plant my butt in the seat and have at it.
Do you have any works in progress?
Yes. CONFESSIONS OF THE DARK QUEEN is an alternate history SciFI fantasy. Working on that. Also working on the sequel to PRAEFATIO. Going to publish a paranormal soon an also am working on a Dystopian (this is year 4 of this WIP) and a contemporary romance that I am developing for feature film.
What are your hobbies?
Music – I play, sing and write. I also love animals. So, spending time with my pets is golden. Of course, my kids are avid fantasy fans so we love to watch and or go to the movies.
How did you choose the character names for Praefatio?
They came to me fully-named already, with the exception of the cherubs. I named them using a baby names book! Also, when I hear a name I like – I write it down. I keep a “names” journal.
Who is your favourite character in Praefatio?
Remi, hands-down. And Michael.
How did you get the idea for Praefatio?
The characters began telling me their story before I was ready. I thought I was losing my mind and hearing voices.
What was your favourite part of writing Praefatio?
I hope I adequately created a world in which readers want to not only spend time in, but visit again and again.
What are you currently reading?
Nothing at the moment, but I intend to remedy that when I am on vacation in a few weeks.
What is your favourite book?
There are so many, but maybe I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou.
Who is your favourite author?
What is your favourite film?
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
What is your favourite TV show?
Right now? Mad Men, Orphan Black, Scandal, Secrets and Lies, The Walking Dead, Homeland, The Flash, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy – did I miss anything?
Paperback or ebook? Both
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Go out or stay in? Go out.
Summer or winter? Winter.
About the Author
Georgia loves a good story. Whether it’s writing her own, or publishing someone else’s, story is at the heart of everything Georgia does. Founder of Month9Books, YALITCHAT.ORG and the weekly #yalitchat on Twitter, Georgia spends most of her days writing, editing, or talking about books. That is, of course, when she is not blasting really loud music or reading. She lives in North Carolina with four dogs, a frog, a parrot, 2 kids, parents and a husband. PRAEFATIO is her first novel.