Book Spotlight: Son of the Tides by Isabel Brown
January 14, 2015
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Son of the Tides
By Isabel Brown
When his dream girl, Tatiana, goes missing, an enigmatic teen underdog agrees to help her best friend find her. But Lucas hadn’t expected to fall for Chelsea, just like he hadn’t expected to develop phenomenal abilities in the water. As Lucas and Chelsea begin to piece together clues and close in on Tatiana’s mysterious disappearance, Lucas must choose between his totally human attraction to Chelsea and his extraordinary humandestiny as the Son of the Tides.
Isabel Brown is author of Son of the Tides and a Netflix aficionado. She adores chocolate-covered strawberries, anything by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and anywhere she could sink her toes in the sand. When she isn’t writing, Isabel is thinking about writing or dreaming about writing. She believes every moment of her life can become a scene in her next novel so watch out–you might be the next person who inspires her!
Tell us about Son of the Tides.
Son of the Tides is a young adult fantasy about a young man who doesn’t realize how much potential he has in this world. It’s a story about an average teen who discovers he isn’t so average after all, but doesn’t let it get in the way of his convictions. It’s a fun story with a teen mystery and a splash of romance.
If you could co-write a novel with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
I would love to co-author a book with Stephen King! Ha! Wouldn’t that be something?
What writers have most influenced you?
Francine Rivers and Melody Carlson are a couple of my favorite authors. Other influences are Stephen King, Colleen McCullough, Thomas Williams, Catherine Cookson, Sara Shepard … the list goes on and on.
Tell us about your writing process.
When I come up with an idea for a story, I write down a quick outline of the plot and characters. I usually see the ending of the story first. Then I work backwards to figure out the beginning. I’m a slow writer and worse, I generally like to write at night into the wee hours of the morning.
What advice would you give other writers?
The usual—keep writing but write the stories you love, and write them the way you love to read them. I love dialog so I have a lot of dialog in my story. If you write what you love then the voice will shine through. And when you’re not writing, keep reading and keep it fresh. Find new authors and expand your appreciation for unknown/unpopular authors. You’d be surprised how many great ones there are out there that will inspire you to keep writing.