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Shelley Russell Nolan
Genre: Urban fantasy, paranormal fiction
Publisher: Atlas Productions
Date of Publication: 1 October 2016
Number of pages: 224 pages
Word Count: 75,100
Cover design: Kris Sheather,
Wing illustration: Katie Litchfield
Secrets, lies and the Grim Reaper: a recipe for disaster!
Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Morgan is only alive—technically reborn—because the Grim Reaper offered her a job. Now she has to find a way to stop her ‘boss’ from starting a war that threatens the survival of mankind.
Weak and in need of fresh souls, the Grim Reaper has sent his Wraiths to Tyler’s hometown, Easton, and by the time he gets his fill, it could turn into a graveyard.
Tyler’s resolve is tested when old secrets surface and a new betrayal has her questioning where her loyalties lie.
Supported by the intriguing detective, Sam Lockwood; the handsome, wealthy Chris Bradbury; and sources she never expected to come to her aid, Tyler must fight her way to the truth if she is ever to find the strength to harness the powers she has inherited, and vanquish the Grim Reaper forever.
Interview With the Author:
What initially got you interested in writing?
I have always been an avid reader, devouring all the science fiction and fantasy books in the school library. English was my favorite subject and for me it was a natural progression to start writing my own stories.
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
Being published was always the dream, but I had to work on my writing first. Then, when I felt confident in my stories I got serious and started doing courses and workshops to make sure I was ready to submit to publishers.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
I hope they enjoy the ride I take them on, can relate to my characters and maybe help them see the world a little differently. I’ve noticed a theme running through most of my manuscripts, one of redemption and second chances. So hopefully people can relate to that.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Completing a story and knowing that I wrote all those words and that people are going to read and hopefully enjoy them.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Sometimes it is hard to find the time and/or the motivation to keep writing when the rest of life gets in the way. But even then my stories are in the back of my head, waiting to be told. There is never enough hours in the day to do it all and I have so many stories I want to write, as well as read.
What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?
Read as much as you can, write as much as you can, and go to writing festivals to meet likeminded people who will support and cheer you on.
What ways can readers connect with you?
I am on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads. I also have a website and love hearing from readers.
About the Author:
Shelley Russell Nolan is an avid reader who began writing her own stories at sixteen. Her first completed manuscript featured brain eating aliens and a butt kicking teenage heroine. Since then she has spent her time creating fantasy worlds where death is only the beginning and even freaks can fall in love.
A member of Romance Writers of Australia, Australian Romance Readers Association and Queensland Writers Centre, Shelley regularly attends workshops and writers festivals to meet other writers and readers.
Born in New Zealand, moving to Australia with her family when she was seven, Shelley currently lives in Central Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two young children. They share their home with two wrecking ball kitties, a deformed budgerigar and two dogs that are fairly normal as dogs go.