NATALSA OF THE BRIM -- Order of Terima Chronicles Volume 1, by Chad McClendon -- In a world where witches have been revered, a cataclysmic evening changes everything. ***Guest Post by Chad McClendon: Find out what he enjoyed most about writing this book! -- Giveaway***
Natalsa of the Brim
Order of Terima Chronicles Volume 1
by Chad McClendon
There is evil to be undone, and Natalsa may have to sacrifice it all, in order to save those she loves.
Guest Post by Chad McClendon
I try not to be too salesy in my blogs, or in person if you see me at a convention. We all know I’m trying to sell books. I figure if I can get you to like me, you might try my books, so I’ve tried to keep this interview fairly laid-back. Permit me the chance to answer this question.
What did I enjoy most about writing this book?
The thing I enjoyed most about NOTB is that I started with one idea in my head, and once I put it to paper, it took on a life of its own. I like to think, and frequently state, that writers are historians of alternate universes. I believe that somewhere, somewhen, this story is actually happening, and that is why the writer has one idea, and the story takes on a life of its own.
I never planned on Emmaline being much of a center-role for the story, but she has consumed the sequel to NOTB, and I love so much about her. Torga, another character you’ll meet, was also not planned, but he is one of my favorites. I like that Natalsa feels real, as a male-writer, it’s difficult to ever know if I’m writing the opposite-sex correctly, but with Natalsa I don’t have that worry. I know she’s flesh & bone.
In short, this is what makes my favorite parts of this story, and I hope you get a chance to discover them too.
Chad attended high school in Alexandria, Kentucky at Bishop Brossart High School. He was a founding member of Monday's Child, a volunteer group that worked around the Tri-State to better the lives of others. He was active in French Language competitions, and a general troublemaker otherwise.
He and his wife, Briana, have two daughters and one boy . In his free time Chad enjoys camping at Red River Gorge, playing video games and also swimming. Authors who have inspired him include Stephen King, John Steinbeck, William Golding, J.K. Rowling, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and others.