Author of the Month for February is
Shaye Evans M/M Best Selling Author
While weaving inspiration through her work is Shaye's main goal, you'll also often find touches of spark in her projects that will leave you hanging for more. As an author and supporter to the LGBT community, Shaye wishes to inspire anyone who reads her books and hope they help in whatever insignificant or significant way.
When not writing or plotting her next piece, Shaye keeps busy by reading one of over four hundred books in her collection, designing her next book cover, walking her fur-baby, Shy, or shopping. She one day dreams of her books making it to the movies!
Week 3, Harmonious Hearts
Harmonious Hearts Young Author Anthology: Boarding Discovery
Celebrate with Harmony Ink Press as we recognize the talented winners of our second annual Young Author Challenge. This anthology showcases the LGBTQ genre’s best up-and-coming-authors between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one.
The road from childhood to adulthood can be a bumpy one, especially for LGBTQ youth. Travel beside characters of all identities, orientations, and expressions as they search for a place to belong and people to love and support them just the way they are. From cities to the countryside, across diverse nations, and in fantastical realms of imagination, these young people struggle against society’s expectations, judgment from friends and family, and their own confusion―all while trying to enjoy their teenage years. Join them as they find the strength to be the people they’re meant to be and the courage to show their beauty to the world.
Buy links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU
Author Q&A Part II with Shaye Evans
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Oh yes! It doesn’t matter how well I plot or have things organised it hits me when I least expect it. I have several cures for writer’s block. Either I go on and write something else and come back to what I’m stuck on later on, listen to some music, go for a walk and plot it out in my head while walking or I just write out it.
What Author’s in the genre do you read?
I don’t usually read a book based on an author. I just read what I like the sound of, but Kora Knight’s is one author I follow.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
It depends on the story. Sometimes the plot comes to me first and other times the characters, but most of the time the plot comes to me first.
Are you working on anything at the present you would like to tell us about?
Oh boy. I have several projects in the works, ranging from paranormal to sci if to angst, as well as several re-releases. There’s just never enough time in the year for me to get out all my stories. As of right now, I have about thirty or more files of stories I plan to someday write.