M.G. Wells is a fine artist, produced playwright and novelist. LightMasters: Number 13 is M.G.'s debut novel. M.G.'s creative inspirations are as vast and varied as her body of work.
1. Tell us a little bit about your book, Lightmasters: Number 13.
Jessica is a smart, bold courageous teen who discovers she has amazing powers on her 13th birthday. After her parents’ sudden death, Jessica is stuck living with her weird, gassy grandparents in upstate New York.
Angry about being forgotten on her 13th birthday Jessica is lured into the forest by a strange spiral light. In the woods she encounters three magical beings, who call themselves Lightmasters. The leader, Dragateen, tells Jessica she has special powers.
Intrigued, she agrees to be transported to another dimension where she is tested for her courage, strength and ability to overcome obstacles. Life changes drastically after Jessica returns to earth.
During school the next day, her reality shifts and people start turning into repulsive, reptilian monsters. Course, it doesn’t help that it’s Halloween, which makes it even more bizarre.
Dragateen explains to Jessica she's needed by the Lightmaster alliance to defeat an invisible alien beast, who feeds off fear. Follow Jessica on a wild adventure as she learns to empower her mind, conquer her own fears and help rid the world of a wicked alien who hates humans.
2. When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?
In my teens, I first had the desire to write and felt I needed more life experience. I lived in a fantasy world and read thousands of books. In my 30’s I finally sat down and started writing the stories that were bouncing around in my head.
3. What would you say is the hardest part about writing a book?
The most challenging is the process of developing realistic, unique, three-dimensional characters. Then there’s the plot, setting and the editing, which is the most frustrating. It’s great to have someone to help. Also, devising that last awesome sentence, then THE END.
4. What would you say is the best part about writing a book?
Finishing is always the most rewarding for me. Also, when others truly like the work, it’s a fabulous feeling. It inspires me to continue writing.
5. Where do you get your inspiration?
The news, movies, other books, people—everyplace, everyone and everything. The possibilities are endless.
6. Are there any authors you look up to that influenced your writing?
There are hundreds. Some include: J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeleine L'Engle, James Cameron, J.K. Rowling Sue Grafton, Frank Darabont, Steve Cloves, Stephen King, Peter Jackson & Charles Dickens.
7. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Grow a THICK skin. You’ll need one because there will those who will trash your work because they’re unhappy. Believe in yourself, your work and stay focused.
8. Describe your book in 3 words.
9. What sort of activities do you enjoy outside of writing?
Love art, books, Films/TV, theater, humor, hanging with my friends, eating out, music, painting, photography, writing as well as supporting and empowering others whenever I can.
10. Say you fell down a rabbit hole and found yourself in a world much like the one in your book. What would be the first thing you’d do?
First, I’d probably freak out, then just go with the flow and enjoy the journey.
Thank you for your time
Novel Website: http://lightmasters13.com/
Personal Website: http://mgwells.net/
Goodreads Profile: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4492558.M_G_Wells
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Action, Fantasy, Adventure