JQM Literary Chat Welcomes Rachel Unwin
Tell us about yourself:
I currently live in Tasmania, Australia with my two awesome kids. I’ve been forced into early, early retirement due to illness and wanted to stop my brain from turning to much. I’ve wanted to be an author since I was ten years old and have been building and writing my book in my head since then. I’ve worked since I was fifteen years old so not being able to now is extremely painful for me. Being able to call myself an author has given me back some of my pride if not fulfilled a dream.
Tell us about your book:
Proxy is set in our galaxy and focuses on an abandoned child, Ceridwen, growing up with no control over her own life because the most powerful being in the galaxy, The Deciden, wants her unique ability for himself. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but not all leaders are evil. Looking back on our lives, we can see that everything has happened to get us to the point we are now.
What influenced you to write your current genre?
I only read scifi or fantasy so it’s easy to see why I write it. I’ve taken all my dislikes and likes of other people’s work and put it into my own. My biggest pet peeve is that most scifi novels have the universe or galaxy populated by earth humans, as though we are the epitome of life.
Who are your favorite authors?
Raymond E Feist, Jean M Auel, Orson Scott Card, Terry Goodkind and Melanie Rawn.
What are your favorite books?
Clan of the Cave Bear, Magician, Daughter of the Empire, Dragon Prince and Enders Game.
Who are your favorite literary characters?
Pug from Magician, Mara from Daughter of the Empire, Ayla from Clan of the Cave Bear and Rohan from The Dragon Prince
Is there anything you want to share with potential readers?
It’s all in my book; my thoughts and opinions, my beliefs and ideas. I hope that they inspire some people and make others think along lines they haven’t thought about before.
Where can we go to learn more about you and your literary works?
I have a facebook page for fans at https://www.facebook.com/Jeddasw/?modal=admin_todo_tour
I also write a blog at http://thougthsonourworldtoday.blogspot.com/
My book can be bought on any Amazon platform at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1097836304
Thank you for interviewing me!