Hi, V. Saewod Tice. Thank you for allowing me the honor of featuring you on my blog today. We’re pleased to have you here.
Hello! Thanks for having me, and call me Saewod. (Pronounced – say-wood)
Would you like to introduce yourself to us?
Saewod is actually my real name (middle name, but all family and close friends call me by this name). Since it’s such an unusual name – more like ‘my mom picked it during an acid trip’ (I kid) – I decided to use it in my Y/A writing.
How long have you been writing?
While I’ve always written in journals and created short stories and poems from childhood through my teen years, it was honestly only about three years ago that I really let myself write a full fledge story. And it was through Fan Fiction, believe it or not.
My husband pushed that I was good enough to write without hiding behind someone else’s characters, but it wasn’t until some real life stuff that I finally listened to him and did it. Now he’s happily making me eat the words I’d always responded with, ‘My writing is far from good enough to get noticed on its own’. That’s right, open mouth and insert foot.
So, it’s been a little over a year since I was shoved – lovingly – into developing my own characters and building the world around them.
We’d love to know a little more about your book. What is its title and what genre does it pertain to?
Amongst the Ruins is a dystopian young adult novel which is the first book in The Chronicles of 2020 series. Continue reading