Today I'm welcoming another brave newcomer to the blog, Kristy Acevedo, whose YA Sci-Fi debut, Consider, is coming this April!
"What scares you, and how does it influence your writing?"
I tend to be afraid of taking risks when it comes to important decisions. My childhood was filled with enough chaos, so I never wanted to add more problems to the mix. I will research something to death before making a decision. Writing fiction, however, allows me to take all the risks I want and examine the consequences from a safe distance.
Alexandra Lucas, the seventeen-year-old main character in my debut sci-fi novel, Consider, has to make a crucial decision. She must decide whether to follow the media, her friends, or her family's advice in dealing with an apocalyptic prophecy. How do you make a personal, life-altering decision when there is contradictory evidence swarming around you?
Consider examines the consequences of choice, how hard it can be to know what to believe, and how hard it can be to trust your instincts. It's all about whether or not to take a leap of faith, and if you do, what happens to people you love who make different choices. How do you say goodbye and let go?
It's a breakthrough book for me symbolically because releasing my debut book into the world also feels like a type of leap of faith. I'm taking a risk by finally putting my work out there. Scary, but also super exciting.
The holograms, claiming to be humans from the future, bring the promise of safety. But without the ability to verify their story, Alex is forced to consider what is best for her friends, her family, and herself.
To stay or to go. A decision must be made.
With the deadline of the holograms’ prophecy fast approaching, Alex feels as though she is living on a ticking time bomb, until she discovers it is much, much worse.
About Kristy Acevedo
You can find her on her website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Goodreads.