About The Author:
CJ Bolyne is a first time author and Trinity is her first book.Born and raised in Southeastern Manitoba, Canada, CJ was an avid reader dreaming of the day she would write her own fantasy / sci-fi book.When she’s not writing, CJ spends her time on her farm with her husband and multiple pets. She runs a full-time pet grooming business.Her first book, Trinity, is the first in the series.
Hi Moonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf readers! Thanks Lucy for having me on your blog on Day 11 of my virtual book blog tour – Only four more days to go!
For those who are just joining the tour, my name is CJ Bolyne, and I am a first time author. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. When I was a young girl, my family moved from the city to the country, about an hour south of Winnipeg, to a little town called Sarto, Manitoba. This “town” – and I use that term loosely – was so small that, if you blinked while driving through it, you missed it. That is where I grew up and, as a result, a country girl at heart I became.
I have always had an interest in writing. When I was in school … only just a few years ago … ahem … I remember that my first writing attempt was for an English class project where the assignment was to write a short fiction story. I don’t really remember what the story was about, but I do remember that I ended the story on a huge cliff-hanger, that I got an A on the assignment, and that the teacher told me that I had a “way with words.” And I have always remembered that. I believe that this was my first inspiration to becoming a writer.
Up to about 10 years ago, my fantasy story ideas were not really considered mainstream yet. Thankfully, in the last decade, the fantasy, SciFi, etc. genres have made a real impact and I was so happy and relieved that there seemed to be so many out there who thought the way I did. This served as another inspiration for me to try my hand at it.
I have to admit that, unlike many other authors, I actually did not read a lot as a child! Oh, I read if I had too and that was usually for school purposes. But I usually really hated the boring books in school!
As an adult, however, I have become an avid reader. So many books have influenced me as a writer. Books like Cradle and All by James Patterson, City of Bones, part of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, Dracula by Anne Rice, The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer, and of course, the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.
James Patterson, easily, has to be my all-time favourite author. What an imagination and good for him for writing the books he wanted to write! That said, I have to say that I also admire JK Rowling. I really pushed myself into giving writing a real attempt after I saw a biography on her.
As is probably the case with many authors, I would love to make writing my full time career. Which author hasn’t kept this as their secret dream? I have. I guess I have always considered myself a writer at heart. I just needed the courage to do it. Now that I have that, I am excited and terrified at the same time.
The hardest part of writing my first book, for me, was doing the research and the fact that I could not write fast enough. I just wanted to put it all down at once! Now, when I say “write” I truly mean “write” – pen to paper. No computer. No keyboard. Just a pen and my notepad. Now, if you spoke with my publisher, she’d tell you that the hardest part for her was typing what I wrote! Ohhhh, happy she was not … lol. As she said “Who hand writes a book in this day and age???”
Release Date: , 2012
Payton thought she had a normal, everyday life. When a mysterious man suddenly appears, he shatters her world telling her that her entire life has been a lie. She is a god with the Guardians having lived for 1000's of years. The Anords know where she is and he needs to protect her at all costs. Payton holds the key to saving humanity. However, a mysteriously familiar woman complicates everything.
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