New Covers for the Tunuftol series by Ann Snizek

author-pic.jpg.jpgHello. Here’s a bit about Ann Snizek in her own words…

I’m the youngest out of 7 and a daughter of an immigrant. My dad’s family were very active in the live theatre for years with my grandmother being an actress who did costumes and sets while my grandfather was a playwright and director. They owned their own theatre in Prague, in what is now the Czech Republic before escaping. My grandfather published at least one book (in Czech) and when they followed my dad to the USA, they formed a touring troupe. My dad did many years of community theatre and wrote an online autobiography that I’m planning on editing and publishing as a book. My dad majored in English, his 5th language, when he came to the states. He became a teacher and principal for many years.

I learned how to read before starting school and excelled in it given my love of books. I’m still remembered as the girl in elementary school who sat writing during recess. Books, both writing and reading, are an escape as well as outlet for me. When we lost one of our sons in 2010 I began to write as if my own life depended on it. Beginning with my first NaNoWriMo challenge, I wrote the first draft of Tunuftol’s Fortress of Light in only 3 weeks. That was approximately 75K words. Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: To Eris – Human by Ann Snizek

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Blurb: 

Humans can’t see lucents… except for Eris.
 
Sixteen year old Eris Payton wants more than anything to fit in – struggling to reinvent herself – when she meets Nelson, who offers an escape from her current hell into the unknown shadows of his world, and she can’t say no before she learns just how different she really is… changing her life in a way she would never have imagined. Nelson, a lucent, needs Eris to follow him back to Downside before the epidemic gets worse, otherwise his brother will die, but he must convince her that he’s real and that her DNA holds the key in time to save his brother and his entire race. Facing truths that challenge everything she thought she knew, Eris discovers the hidden world of lucents, her own mysterious origins, and how to trust once more. She finds herself and uncovers answers to questions she never thought to ask.

Author bio:

Originally from Vermont, Ann now lives

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in Virginia with her husband. Ann spent much of her childhood moving from place to place. Now settled, she enjoys exploring nature and the freedom to pursue the dreams of her imagination through writing.

Ann’s love of books from childhood continues today — always looking to stimulate the imagination. She knows the thrill of triumphing over adversities, pulling from life’s experiences, both hers and others, for inspiration… always sharing, growing, and learning.

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BUY links: (new cover is not immediately available at most sites… only smashwords and createspace. The others will update soon)

Amazon print: https://www.amazon.com/Eris-Human-Payton-Chronicles-Book/dp/1482351412

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Eris-Human-Payton-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00CC2OTW4

B & N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-eris-human-ann-snizek/1114972103

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/295944

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4158251

FOLLOW ME links:

Website  http://annsnizek.wix.com/ann-snizek 

(blog) The Rambling Voices In My Head http://annsnizekauthor.blogspot.com

Author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Snizek

Twitter @HASnizekM1

Book Spotlight: To Eris – Human by Ann Snizek

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To Eris – Human
Payton Chronicles 1
YA soft sci-fi/paranormal
By Ann Snizek

Synopsis:
Sixteen year old Eris Payton has led a difficult life and struggles to reinvent herself. When she meets Nelson, her life changes in a way she would never imagine. Nelson needs Eris to follow him back to Downside before the epidemic gets worse, otherwise his brother will die. But he must convince her that he’s real and that her DNA Continue reading

Interview with Ann Snizek

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Tell the readers about yourself.

Well, I’ve loved books since childhood. Always running away into the pages that fed and freed my imagination. Friends from elementary school recall recess time with me sitting under the playground structure, notebook and pencil in hand, writing my newest escape. Learning is one of my main goals in life. With an infinite stream of information just waiting for us to drink it in, I know that longing will never be fully quenched and I love it. I have many interests and hobbies, but I’d be lost in life if I couldn’t write. It’s part of who I am.

What was the inspiration behind TO ERIS – HUMAN?
I find the unknown fascinating. The desire to escape and disappear as an awkward child reflects somewhat in this book. The feeling of not belonging, fears of loss, rejection, and even the future are commonalities around the world to some extent. I wanted to provide a strong female protagonist that could rise above her troubles and prove to herself that she was more than her past. The play on words for the title show this also.

What is the idea behind the Lucents?
This is a bit tricky to explain as I don’t want to give too much away. For: Giva de Vine, Payton Chronicles 2 will answer many questions about the lucents themselves. What I can tell you is that they have always existed on earth as long as humans. Their physical state has naturally kept them hidden and isolated in many ways. Despite their technological advancements, they are extremely attuned to the planet. Continue reading