Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Willow Polson-- Triune

Willow's major in college was Art, and while at SFSU to get a teaching credential she was hired by EGW Publishing as a graphic artist. When an assistant editor position opened up, she was pretty much hired on the spot. From there, she helped develop new titles, became a department editor, and eventually a managing editor.

After the birth of her son, she went freelance and successfully sold five non-fiction books to Citadel, a Kensington
Publishing imprint, as well as multiple magazine articles to various publications.

Willow's first love, however, was always fantasy novels. Non-fiction, while a perfectly valid market, wasn't entirely satisfying to write about. Then she read Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury, and figured there was no reason that she couldn't write fiction books, tell stories that readers would enjoy, and have a lot of fun in the process. Turns out that's a pretty good combination.

Product description:
The Mason brothers had always been close, but until the day Mike discovered he was actually an angel, they had no idea just how close.

Triune brings readers along on their shared journey of discovery, because where one brother goes, the other two follow, sometimes kicking and screaming. Not everything is heavenly for these three men tossed into strange new circumstances without an instruction manual, and being an angel isn't as easy as it sounds. But with the thorns there are roses, and for the Mason brothers, the journey is only beginning.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Triune is the antidote to all the darkness and blood and gore flooding the market right now. It's got the vibe of the first season of Heroes -- hope, discovery, family and connectedness. Despite being about angels, it's not a religious book, and is enjoyed by people of all beliefs because it includes just as much world mythology and soul-searching as it does traditional angel lore. There's also plenty of pop culture references and hidden things for astute readers to discover.

Q: Why did you go indie?
Traditional publishing is a dinosaur. I used to think that was the only legitimate way to put out a book, but my mind has been changed by the numbers in general and J.A. Konrath in particular. My old publisher did little to promote my other books, so if I'm going to the trouble, I want to make more than 7.5% of the cover price, thanks.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Neil Gaiman, Tim Powers, Charles deLint, Rob Kroese


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