Today is my turn to share with you, the author guest post for All the Stars Left Behind!! I’m so excited for her to share her thoughts about her story… (If you’d like to read what other bloggers think, click the banner below to find the blog tour details…)
What inspired you to write about aliens?
Ashley Graham: I love science fiction—especially when there are extra-terrestrial elements—and incorporated things I enjoy reading in my story. Also, I wrote the kind of book that teen me wanted to read but couldn’t find!
What lead to you including such a range of diversity in your characters?
Ashley Graham: To be honest, I didn’t sit down and consciously decide to add diverse characters to All the Stars Left Behind. The characters developed organically as I wrote, and just like in the real world, diversity isn’t a plot device. It’s a fact of life. I am proud to have written a book with such a diverse cast of characters though!
Was it important to you that the science be realistic and how did you go about developing it so believably?
Ashley Graham: First of all, I’m no astro-physicist! I wanted the tech to be plausible so I created a propulsion system for Equinox that could someday exist. Watch any space program and they’ll talk about dark matter…and the energy potential it possesses. Everything else I made up on the fly or borrowed similar ideas from movies/shows I’ve watched in the past.
All the Stars Left Behind
by Ashley Graham
Published June 6th 2017
by Entangled: Teen
Relocating to Arctic Norway would put a freeze on anyone’s social life. For Leda Lindgren, with her crutches and a chip on her shoulder the size of her former Manhattan home, the frozen tundra is just as boring as it sounds. Until she meets her uncle’s gorgeous employee.
Unfortunately, no matter how smoking hot the guy is, Roar comes with secrets as unnerving as his moving tattoos. And Leda doesn’t trust him.
Roar shouldn’t be drawn to the moody human girl with eyes that leave him weak in the knees. But when Leda gets shot by one of his enemies and survives, Roar finally understands why he’s drawn to her: Leda is exactly what he was sent to Earth to find. A weapon of immense power capable of saving his planet.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
About the Author
Ashley Graham was born in Ontario, Canada, and has since lived in five countries. Before writing her first manuscript in 2015, she worked as a clerical assistant, quality assurance officer, chef, and stay-at-home mom/homeschool teacher. When she isn’t writing or reading every book she gets her hands on, Ashley enjoys online window shopping, Netflix binges, and spends way too much time thinking about space travel. ALL THE STARS LEFT BEHIND is her debut novel.
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