Hi Vincent. Welcome to CABR and congratulations on realising your dream of becoming an author 🙂
Thanks for having me!
If you had to describe VISION OF SHADOWS to someone on Twitter, what would you say?
17 year old psychic Bristol Blackburn meets the literal boy of her dreams. Will he be the love of her life, or the end of it?
What inspired you to write about a psychic teenager?
I wanted to write about a strong female character who isn’t afraid to stand up for herself. And I loved the idea that she meets this guy who might be the love of her life or might murder her.
Plus, when I heard the voice of Bristol in my head, I knew I just had to tell her story.
How does the story evolve over the VISION series?
That’s a hard question to answer without giving a lot away, but it definitely does evolve.
When the story starts, Bristol has managed to keep her ability a secret from everyone. She more comfortable around the ghosts that float in and out of her life than she is with actual living people. That starts to change in the first book and continues as we get further into the series.
Bristol has a lot of anger towards her parents and it’s going to take a while for her to come to peace with them.
In addition, there are the shadow creatures. These disembodied things that want Bristol dead. She represents a threat to them. With each book, we understand them a little more and get closer to finding out why.
When will book two come out and which characters will it focus on?
I don’t know when yet. We just recently finished with the edits on book 1. But I can’t wait to dive in to book 2. I can tell you that Books 2 & 3 are already written, but they still have to go through editing. Book 4 is in the works. And the series finale, book 5 is rattling around in the back on my mind.
As far as characters, The Vision series is and always will be Bristol’s story. Having said that, many of the characters that we meet in book 1 get their chance to shine. Bristol’s best friend Maggie has some magic moments. Ian becomes more important as the series progresses.
We meet some new characters in each book. New faces that bring something new to the table. Alas, we also lose a few people as the series goes on.
Will you be attending any signings or author/reader events later this year, or perhaps be at RT14 or RWA14?
Y’know, I’d really love to attend some once Vision of Shadows is out, but I don’t know if there are any near me. If I’m able to get to one, I’d be there!
Paperbacks or eBooks? Does it depend on if you’re travelling?
eBooks these days. My wife has banned me from paper backs because they pile up in the house.
Tea or coffee?
Coffee over tea, but I’ll do tea too.
If you could spend the day with anyone in history, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I should say Jesus Christ or Abraham Lincoln, but the fact is I’d probably choose either Paul Stanley of KISS or Joss Whedon. I’m fickle.
Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life…or her killer?
After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn’s life is thrown into chaos and she’s forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, possibly deadly, Payne McKnight. Soon she’ll find out if Payne will be the love of her life, or the end of it — and she has no idea which possibility scares her more.
And that’s not even the worst of it. Strange shadows are haunting her dreams, and they’re up to something that could put Bristol and the lives of everyone she loves in jeopardy.
Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Vincent Morrone now resides in Upstate NY with his wife. (Although he can still speak fluent Brooklynese.) His twin daughters remain not only his biggest fans, but usually are the first to read all of his work. Their home is run and operated for the comfort and convenience of their dogs.
Vincent has been writing fiction, poetry and song lyrics for as long as he can remember, most of which involve magical misfits, paranormal prodigies and even on occasion superheroes and their sidekicks.
As they say in Brooklyn: Yo, you got something to say to Vincent?
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