Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway!! Naturals by Tiffany Truitt

Welcome to my stop on the Naturals blog tour. To follow along with the rest of the tour Click Here!

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Author: Tiffany Truitt
Series: The Lost Souls #2
Genre: Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Entangled
Publication Date: April 2, 2013 



Tess is finally safe from the reach of the Council, now that she is living in the Middlelands with the rebel Isolationists. With James having returned to Templeton, she easily falls back into her friendship with Henry, though her newfound knowledge of Robert’s chosen one status still stings. Even surrounded by people, Tess has never felt more alone. So she’s thrilled when James returns to the settlement, demanding to see Tess — until she finds out that it’s because her sister, Louisa, has been recruited into Tess’s old position at Templeton, and that the dangerously sadistic chosen one George has taken an interest in her.


Tiffany Truitt Guest Post
Thanks for hosting me today as part of the book tour for NATURALS. I’m here to talk today about what inspired me to write about genetically altered superhumans..aka…chosen ones.
I wish I could share dreamlike inspiration with the likes of Mary Shelly and Stephanie Meyer, but the idea for the Lost Souls series came to me while driving. I am always on the go. Whether it’s traveling to see a friend or my thirty minute commute back and forth to work, I spend a lot of time blasting some sweet tunes and musing on the great questions of life. More than the science fiction elements featured in the series, the novels are really about answering the following question: what does it mean to be human?
That being said, a great deal of my writing inspiration came from some of my favorite literary works. Shelly’s Frankenstein, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Bronte’s Jane Eyre, and Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles are all books that have helped shaped the narrative in some way. More than any scientific inspiration, these works explore humanity at its best and worst, and I find that is the most compelling story a novel can tell.
That’s not to say I didn’t do any scientific research while writing the series. I try and stay well-read. Keeping up with articles in National Geographic, The New York Times, and The Washington Post have helped me to amplify current scientific questions, fears, and discoveries in my novels. Despite its futuristic setting, there isn’t anything in my series that’s not based on a bit of today’s world. One of my favorite resources is National Geographic online. Just look at this archived article on bionics: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/01/bionics/fischman-text
Our world is rapidly changing; my novels and I are just trying to keep up.

About Tiffany Truitt: 
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Tiffany Truitt was born in Peoria, Illinois. A self-proclaimed Navy brat, Tiffany spent most of her childhood living in Virginia, but don’t call her a Southerner. She also spent a few years living in Cuba. Since her time on the island of  one McDonalds and Banana Rats (don’t ask), she has been obsessed with traveling. Tiffany recently added China to her list of travels (hello inspiration for a new book).

Besides traveling, Tiffany has always been an avid reader. Tiffany spent most of her high school and college career as a literary snob. She refused to read anything considered “low brow” or outside the “classics.”

Tiffany began teaching middle school in 2006. Her students introduced her to the wide, wonderful world of Young Adult literature. Today, Tiffany embraces popular Young Adult literature and uses it in her classroom. Tiffany is proud to call herself an educator and Young Adult author.

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2 comments:

  1. Man, I still need to read the first book! And it's funny...I get a lot of great ideas while driving, too. Or right before bed. Always when I'm not able to write them down. :(

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    1. I always get a lot of ideas while doing the most random things. I always say I should carry a notepad on me but I never do lol.

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