Time is flying by. It is nearly Thanksgiving in America already. The start of the winter holidays is always an exciting time and new book releases make life even more exciting. Today I am talking with Karyn Pearson’s Publisher and friend, Catrina.
Thanks for being here and allowing me to interview you today. You are Karyn Pearson’s Publisher correct?
Yes, I am. Karyn is one of the invited few members of our new publishing company, and imprints.
When did you know you wanted to work with Ms. Pearson?
A few years ago she allowed me to glimpse into the Arcturian Bloodlines series, and I was blown away. At the time she was still actively pursuing her degree, so I knew she’d need a hand investing in an editor and cover designer for her series. Over the years she continued to write, and I’ve continued to build our venue. Today we work together, and her books are published through my company.
She is certainly lucky to have you. Did Ms. Pearson get a degree in writing?
No, she didn’t. Her degree is in Anthropology and French Lit. While both contribute to her incredible character driven stories, her talent is something she was obviously born with and has cultivated over her lifetime.
Does Ms. Pearson have multiple projects going on?
Currently she’s finishing up her Hellfire Trilogy before returning to her Arcturian Bloodlines series. This short story, Hunters’ Assessment, was created years ago out of the generosity of her heart. She contributed this piece to an anthology to help raise money for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. With that anthology no longer available, she and I decided it would be a fantastic introduction of the Arcturian Bloodlines series to her growing audience.
What can you tell us about Hunters’ Assessment?
I can tell you that this is a story that will captivate you from the first page, and hold you until the last. It is a short story but it is full of emotion, action, and leaves you with a sense of each of the character’s unique personalities. It’s really well done story telling.
Where can people find Ms. Pearson‘s books?
And where can people contact Ms. Pearson?
She can be found on Twitter as @KP_Writes and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/KPWrites
Check out Karyn Pearson’s Hunter’s Assessment.
Series: Arcturian Bloodlines
Author: Karyn Pearson
Genre: Paranormal YA
Publisher: The Writing Network
Formats Available In: Digital
Release Date: TBA
Blurb: After years of training, they should have been ready for this. It was supposed to be a simple mission: eliminate the vampires and acquire the intel they’re guarding.
Shane Kantor figured that this hunter’s assessment would be like every other test the Hunter’s Society had thrown at him and his squad. But he was wrong. Now Shane might just lose everything: his life, his legacy, and worst of all, her.
“Hi,” she said, extending a hand. “You’re Shane?”
“Yeah,” he nodded woodenly, swallowing a lump in his throat as he shook her hand. “So you’re Sophie. My Predictor.”
“Yep, that’s me.”
“It’s an honor to have you on my squad.”
Sophie looked shyly away from him, laughing lightly. “No,” she murmured, shaking her head. “The honor’s all mine. I didn’t know you were the Grandmaster’s son. I feel lucky to have been chosen to be part of your squad.”
“Yeah, I figure the Grandmaster wouldn’t want to leave her own kid stuck with just anybody,” Troy, the Marksman, agreed. “If it was me, I’d want to have someone like you well-protected. Wouldn’t want the Grandmaster’s son accidentally getting killed from having incompetent squad mates, now would we?”
“By all means, go ahead, oh righteous leader,” Troy drawled.
“Forget that I’m the Grandmaster’s son. I don’t want preferential treatment. I don’t want you all to look at me and see Shane Kantor, son of Nadia Kantor, the Grandmaster and leader of the Hunter’s Society. I just want you to see me as your friend, your comrade. Nothing more, nothing less. We’re all equals here. Understood?”
“Yes, I understand,” Sophie replied.
Shane looked to Troy, waiting for his answer.
The Marksman sighed, nodding reluctantly. “Alright,” he muttered, throwing his hands up in a gesture of half-surrender, half-compliance. “No favorites?”
“No favorites.” Shane confirmed.
Troy grinned. “So, Mister Not-the-Grandmaster’s-son, how good are you in a fight?”
The Dancer’s eyes lit up with amusement as he regarded his new comrade. “Wouldn’t you like to know?”
Karyn Pearson is the author of Spark (Hellfire Trilogy #1) and full-time pet parent of her two dogs Nikki and Jamie. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and has explored dozens of cultures in her studies, but has imagined countless more. Karyn enjoys reading, playing action RPGs, and plotting the next adventure for her characters when she has a spare moment free of the dreaded and undefeated “puppy dog eyes attack.”
Her current projects include Inferno (Hellfire Trilogy #2) and the first novel of the upcoming vampire series, Arcturian Bloodlines. When she’s not writing, Karyn can be found playing with her puppies or Googling various dangerous topics for novel research that make her constantly question why federal agents haven’t yet knocked down her front door.