Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Destroyed by Krys Fenner

Title: Destroyed
Author: Krys Fenner
Series: Dark Road #1
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Young Adult
Release Date: October 17, 2014

***Destroyed is on sale through 5/15/15 and a portion of the
proceeds is be donated to Women's Center of Jacksonville***
Bella has lived a rather boring life, but that all quickly changes. A new position in school forces her to take charge. A new boyfriend (her first), Jeremiah, hands her a confidence she has never known before. A new role in her church’s Fall Production makes her a leader. But that all gets destroyed when an attack by her father’s enemy turns her into the center of attention. Bella believes things couldn’t get worse, but they do. Can she survive the road of destruction and emerge stronger? Or has all that she gained been destroyed forever?

1. What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
My life experiences. I went through so much growing up, not just as a child, but as a teenager too. And those things influenced the path I chose and the things I did. All I can imagine doing now is finding a way to share those horrible events and using them to help others.

2. When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
I would have to say it’s a combination. I don’t believe any writer cares too much for editing because of its tedious nature. However, my favorite part is when I come across something that isn’t working, but I know has to happen and somewhere in my brain an explosion happens. And suddenly I know exactly what I need to do for the everything to flow. I literally get so excited that sometimes I’m actually jumping out of my seat, just so I can do a happy dance.

3. When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
Mysteries, especially a well written mystery. I love being in the mind of the one solving the mystery, but also trying to figure out the bits and pieces of the puzzle and how they all fit together so the issue gets resolved. Getting to the end result without everyone figuring it out ahead of time, that intrigues me the most.

4. If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
This is a really hard question. There are so many authors I would love to co-author with, but if I had to pick just one, I would have to say Colleen Hoover. It wasn't just her books that encouraged me to tell the stories in my head, it was the author herself.

5. Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
Definitely later in life. I've had a huge imagination since I was a kid. I love making up characters, creating histories, and telling their stories, but I never believed I could do anything with it until about six years ago. In high school I'd written one story that I was extremely proud of and a few poems in college. I'd even fiddled a little bit with writing Destroyed, but I hadn't gotten very far. Then a friend of mine found the first couple of chapters and insisted I write more. They helped me rediscover my passion. I kept at it until I had a fully developed manuscript that has become more than I could've ever dreamed in the past year.

Author Bio:
At the age of 16, Krys Fenner fell in love with Psychology and Creative Writing. At that time she wrote her first short story dealing with sexual abuse and forgiveness. Psychological issues in her family filled her with the desire to help others using her own experiences. So in 2004, she earned an Associate of Arts in Psychology. And while her sister is the one with dreams of becoming a Psychologist, Krys Fenner returned to Creative Writing. She is currently working on a Bachelor of Arts and plans to continue on to a Masters degree, where she can major in her first love (Creative Writing)  and minor in her second (Psychology).


***Destroyed is on sale through 5/15/15 and a portion of the
proceeds is be donated to Women's Center of Jacksonville***

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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Heather! :)

  2. Thank you for being a stop on the Destroyed blog tour!