Author Spotlight: C.E. Wilson

C.E. Wilson currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, eight-month old daughter, two dogs, and two cats. She loves horror movies and shoujo manga. She is at peace when it rains and enjoys the fall because of football and all things pumpkin. Her favorite subject to write about is size difference, but enjoys trying her hand at all things fantastical.

C.E. Wilson Author pic Welcome to the blog, C.E.! Tell us all sorts of stuff about yourself!

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What is your latest book about?

Recently, I published a book called To Nowhere. It follows the story of a young woman named Lyris and the obstacles she goes through after meeting a very charismatic stranger named Wyatt. He is an odd but beautiful character who eventually draws attention to a particular room in a particular house. At first, Wyatt wants nothing more than for her to explore this place, but as his relationship with Lyris progresses, he quickly changes his mind and forbids her to even think about it.

In the end, curiosity wins out and Lyris goes to the forbidden room, but nothing could have prepared her for what lay on the other side. She suddenly finds herself in a world where giants are no longer creatures from fairy tales and humans are no longer at the top of the food chain. In this mysterious world she is seen as nothing more than a valuable pet and has to fight to find her way back home with the help of one person – her kind and somewhat awkward captor. Lyris wants to believe Brindt is a nice guy, but she can’t shake the feeling that he looks at her like she belongs to him.

She has to get home before the one person she trusts becomes the one person who can’t let her go.

 

How did you come up with the story?

You know? I’m not too sure, actually. I wrote To Nowhere when my daughter was a few months old and that whole part of my life passed in a haze filled with diapers, naps, and bottles. I wish I could say, but my mind is still a fog from my first child. Haha.

 

Which of the characters do you most identify with and why?

I’m a huge fan of Lyris. Why? Because she’s a strong and sassy character despite her fears. Even in a world of giants, she finds a way to maintain her independence. I can really relate to her because even a normal life can loom over you sometimes, but it’s up to you find the strength to deal with what it throws your way.

 

What is your writing process like?

Sitting at the computer and hoping for the best. :-)

 

What do you snack on when you write?

Oh man. Usually whatever the baby’s snacking on. I’ve become a huge fan of strained peas and carrots, along with those little puff crackers that look like surf boards. Haha, but when I can be an adult and eat grown-up foods? I love to sit down with a tall cup of coffee and some Peanut Butter M&M’s.

 

What are some of your favorite books?

I love Pepper Winters and Red Phoenix. It isn’t fair to say I like any of their specific books because I love the worlds they create as a whole. Also, I’m a huge fan of Shoujo Manga. It’s a scary thing, really. I have over 1,000 volumes of manga in my office and I’m always looking to add more. I can’t get enough of series like Vampire Knight, Voice Over!, Strobe Edge, My Little Monster, Kimi Ni Todoke, and Say I Love You.

 

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Haha, well… when I’m not playing with my daughter, I love horror movies. The sicker, the better.

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C.E.’s book is next up to read on my Kindle, and I can’t wait to start it. She has other books available on Amazon, so be sure to check them out too!

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The book is To Nowhere

To Nowhere Final Cover

Available at:   Amazon

Book Summary

A world no one would believe.

From the moment Lyris is treated to coffee by a beautiful stranger, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. In her enthusiasm to start at a new school with a new boyfriend, Lyris is almost able to look past his oddities.

Almost.

The way he eyes up her striking red hair.

The way he loves that she’s seventeen. “The perfect age.”

And the way he’s gone from all but begging to show her a specific room in a specific house to making her swear never to even think about it again.

When Lyris doesn’t take his strange warnings seriously, she finds that nothing could have prepared her for what lay behind that door.

Suddenly, Lyris finds herself in a world no one would believe. A world where she’s only a few inches tall and giants aren’t creatures from fairy tales. Where humans are no longer the dominant race, but pets auctioned off to the highest bidder. Lyris understands the true danger of such a place, but there seems to be one person on her side.

Her kind and surprised captor.

And while Brindt appears to be sweet and trustworthy, he also straddles the line between seeing her as an equal and a cute animal.

Lyris has to get home… before the one person she can turn to becomes the one person who can’t let her go.

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