Welcome to a conference spotlight from the Riding the Waves conference!
Today we have Shona Husk and Nicola E. Sheridan who will be presenting the workshop
BEATING THE TSUNAMI: Getting ahead on Paranormal trends.
Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back. Drawing on history and myth, she weaves new worlds and writes heroes who aren’t afraid to get hurt while falling in love.
With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, she is published with Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing and Sourcebooks. You can find out more at www.shonahusk.com
Nicola E. Sheridan is a West Australian author. Gifted with a wild imagination and love of mythology, she writes paranormal / fantasy romance. Qualified as an Archaeologist, she lives with her husband, two children, two cats and an elderly black dog . Nicola also enjoys 4x4ing, travel, art, music and a really good coffee. You can find out more at www.nicolasheridan.com
Tell us about yourself in 10 words or less.
Nicola: Writer, artist, Mum, fan of all things random
Shona: Chocolate lover, author, mother, cross-stitcher, reader
What will participants take away from this session? (OR what is the key outcome or take-home message?)
Participants will get an insight into the paranormal market and what makes paranormal worlds work, as well as a greater knowledge of the variety of paranormal creatures and mythology to draw on.
Which members will benefit most from this session?
Anyone with an interest in writing sci-fi, fantasy or paranormal fiction will enjoy the session and discovering more about the less commonly explored side the paranormal.
What is the best part/aspect of conference for you?
Conference is always a great place to meet other writers and catch up with on line friends face to face. It’s a real buzz at the time and I always leave feeling charged up to write even though I’m really tired 🙂
Any advice for conference first-timers?
Enjoy! Remember to relax as well as going to as many sessions as possible and if you pitch and get a request send it in! So many people don’t.
What is your latest/current/upcoming book release and where can members find out more about you?
Magical Redemption by Nicola E Sheridan (www.nicolasheridan.com)
When magic is heavily taxed and traceable, a Genie can’t expect good working conditions. So when Jinx finds herself the Genie of the coldly handsome Lucian she knows she’s in for a rough time…
Lucian is being hunted by the Magical Mafia, otherwise known as the “Family”. Years ago he pledged himself to serve, but in a moment of weakness betrayed them. Now unable to love or live freely, Lucian finds himself falling for Jinx, but knows a future between them is impossible. As they hide from incredible and malevolent magical beings, they search for a way to be together, before fate and the Family separate them forever…
The Outcast Prince (Court of Annwyn #1) by Shona Husk (www.shonahusk.com).
Caspian Mort can feel the history in anything he touches, a gift he inherited from his father, the Crown Prince of Annwyn. Devastated over his ex-wife’s infidelity, Caspian has withdrawn from human contact except when working as an antiques dealer.
While assessing the contents of the historic Callaway House he encounters the beautiful Lydia Callaway and senses that her home is haunted by a banished fairy. But what does the dangerous exile want? Unbeknownst to Lydia, she’s the owner of the last remaining portal to Annwyn—a mirror hidden somewhere in the house. To keep Lydia safe, Caspian will have to divulge the secrets of his heritage, and risk losing his heart again.
What makes you qualified to present Beating The Tsunami: Getting ahead on paranormal trends?
We’re both multi published in paranormal and fantasy romance with a longstanding love of all things make believe. Plus Nicola has a double major in Anthropology and Archeology with a focus on Mythology.
Thank you ladies!