I have wanted to be an author since I was very young. I fell in love with reading and writing when I began school and always had a natural aptitude for words, which I have nourished over the years. Additionally, I have an incredibly vivid imagination, probably a bi-product of growing up alone and having to entertain myself. When you put those two things together, it equals fiction author!
I have a lot of old favorites: Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury, Marion Zimmer Bradley. And a lot of new favorites as well: Jessica Spotswood, Richelle Mead, John Green. I think what inspires me in an author is their voice, their vision, and how deeply they can get me to connect emotionally with their characters.
I write in my office at my computer and desk. I purposefully don’t have a laptop, because if I did, I would never get out of bed! I read in bed though, and sometimes on the couch. But reading in the bathtub is my favorite.
When I’m heavily into something, like a novel, I don’t start until everyone’s gone for the day. I get my coffee, wear my bathrobe over my clothes, and sit at my computer until I get at least a chapter written. It’s very common for me to do a chapter a day, three to four days a week until completion. I typically don’t get up, to eat or anything, until that chapter is finished. It’s very non-glamorous.
Well, at the moment my agents are submitting the first novel in another dystopian fantasy series I wrote, entitled THE ORDERS, which I hope to have a publishing home for in 2014. And they’re sitting on another soft sci-fi novel I wrote over the summer, FREQUENCY, which we should begin submitting in 2014. But I’m most happy to announce the publication of OTHERBORN’s sequel, ASTRAL TIDE, due to release February 28, 2014!
Here’s the synopsis:
London and her friends are fugitives in a reprocessed world where anything New is illegal. But as Otherborn, they’re different. They can dream and create, which hasn’t gone unnoticed. After fleeing Capital City with an assassin on their heels, the Otherborn found nothing went according to plan. Now, they are down by two and on the run in the Outroads, but the Tycoons keep mysteriously gaining on them. And seven months later, London is no closer to her promise to go back for Rye, if there is anything left to go back for. But Zen is teaching London that there may be more to her heart than the pieces she left behind, and London can’t help but feel guilty about not looking back since they fled New Eden. Should she hold on to hope that Rye is more than just a memory, or embrace a new life and love with Zen?
In their race to outrun their enemies, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: they can only run for so long. Eventually, they’ll have to face what waits when the road runs out. Eventually, their fates will catch up to them
Anna Silver is an author and artist living in the greater Houston area. Her YA debut OTHERBORN will be released April 2013 from Sapphire Star Publishing. Rep’d by Rebecca Podos and Nicole LaBombard of Rees Literary Agency.