As part of the book tour for her first novel The Sacrificed, I have author Jordan Link here answering a few questions.
What inspired you to become a writer?
I was inspired by the lifestyle of authors. Their lives are very versatile, as they can write in any location that they choose, while still making a normal pay check. I imagined my older self toiling away in an office, smothered by an endless stack of papers, and the very thought repulsed me.
What are your thoughts on ebooks? (i.e. love them, hate them, wave of the future)
I enjoy both the traditional style of reading and the e-book trend. E-books are convenient to the reader, as many are available on Kindle and Nook, devices that can be taken to almost any location.
Did you base any of the characters on real people?
Real people are flawed, and using those flaws in a novel is a good representation of reality. But if I decide to tribute my friends in any way, I give one of my characters their name, not their personality.
Do you write your book from page 1 to the end, or do you jump around?
For me, writing from page 1 to the end of the novel is most effective. If a writer skips immediately to all the climaxes of their novel, they will be bored and exhausted when they have to fill in all of the plot-oriented parts in between.
What input, if any, did you have in the cover design?
I was able to suggest a change in the model used, as the first looked far too old to represent Emerald. My cover artist understood my recommendations, and made the corresponding changes.
Is there any specific message you hope readers take away from your story?
The message that I would like to convey to readers through The Sacrificed is to strive toward their goals, no matter how far-fetched and unreachable they may seem.
The Sacrificed by Jordan Link
Published by Rush on May 6, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, YA
Find the book: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads
Emerald Hayden lives in the City of Centsia, a half-winged among the other walkers. She has no family, friends, or food: only a grim future filled with tiresome labor in the upper level’s factories. But everything changes when she meets Dusk, a winged from the place that she previously scorned. He opens her eyes to a new possibility: the possibility of the unity of winged and walkers, of freedom, and of love. Together, they decide to challenge the upper level’s supreme, winged council. But when a friend betrays them, they must choose whether to sacrifice their beliefs and save their own lives, or to remain along the thin line that divides the city in two. Success could mean liberty; failure, death.