Ok, this one was simply interesting, and I loved talking with Valerie, the Author.
The book is The Dociles by Valerie Puri.
Walls are meant to keep the monsters out…
Deep in the forest there is a wall where no wall should be. Behind it live the people of the Commune, the last remnant of human kind.
Jennie Caraway has lived behind the wall her entire life, certain that it protects her and her brother from the lemerons, ravenous undead monsters whose only desire is to kill – and feed.
Jennie’s peaceful existence is shattered when she uncovers a secret organization whose purpose threatens to destroy not only Jennie, but her entire world. The Order has a deadly mission, and they will stop at nothing to see it completed.
Jennie and those closest to her must expose the evil truth before they are killed – or worse.
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And here’s the Author, Valerie!
Hi Valerie, can you tell us about your new release?
The Dociles is the first installment in The Secret Archives Trilogy. This is a Young Adult, Dystopian novel with a new twist on the zombie genre.
For hundreds of years, the residents of The Commune lived within the protection of the wall separating them from the frenzied creatures on the other side. Recently, people have mysteriously gone missing. The leaders claimed these people wandered beyond the wall and were attacked by the monsters. Jennie Caraway and her friends soon discover the truth of these disappearances, and it is far more sinister than the lie told.
What started you on your journey to be a writer?
Ever since I was a child, I have always loved writing. It is an amazing creative outlet where the stories I come up with in my head come to life. It’s such a great feeling to be able to share these stories with the world.
Do you listen to music while writing?
Sometimes. If I need a change in ambiance I like to put on some lounge music. My go to favorite is Nora Jones.
Do you write at a laptop/desktop or do you write freehand?
I love writing on my laptop. It’s mobile and can go with me anywhere I feel the need to write. At times I go to a coffee shop, write on the go during a road trip, or even in bed before I go to sleep. It’s hard to do that with a desktop computer! I have tried writing by hand, but my hand cramps up because I can’t write as fast I think. I can type much faster than I write, so typing on my laptop is my preferred method.
Who is your favorite character in your new release?
My favorite character in The Dociles is Marlene. She has been around a long time and seen things those around her couldn’t possibly fathom. Her stubbornness is only matched by her strength. She’s done some terrible things in her past, but has tried to make up for it as best she can. There is still a lot to tell about her, but I don’t want to give anything away.
Where do you get your inspiration?
The inspiration for The Dociles actually came from a very vivid dream I had. The more I thought about it, the more I realized this story idea would not go away and I had to do something with it. After incubating in my mind for years, I finally decided I needed to write this tale.
Valerie Puri has always had a lifelong interest in all forms of artistic expression. She has tried her hand at many things, yet she always found her way back to reading and writing. With inspiration everywhere, she finally put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) with the intent of publishing her stories.
Writing has always come naturally to Valerie, and for a time she even worked as a technical writer. She continues to hone her skills by having at least one writing project in the works at any given time. Her true passion lies in the freedom that comes with writing the stories that pour from her imagination and real life inspiration.
Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.
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