I’ve invited Krista Wagner to visit me today. Her new YA Supernatural Mystery has a title to die for. Welcome, Krista. Tell my readers a little about your writing journey.
I started writing plays and songs when I was seven and finished my first novel in the ninth grade. From there, I was both editor and contributor to my high school’s literary magazine and co-authored a zine. I have had six novels published so far and am currently at work on a prequel to my debut novel.
Now tell is about your latest published project.
My YA supernatural mystery Cassi Is In A Coma is the third book in the Small Town Secrets series. It is a cross between If I Stay and Remember Me and deals with the worst kind of betrayal.
How do you research for your book?
Cassi revolves around a comatose state so there was a lot of research I had to do. I read up on professional organizations, medical sites as well as stories of those who personally experienced comas. The novel’s MC also has ocular albinism, another condition that I had to invest research on, including an interview with a fellow author.
What inspired you to write Cassi is in a Coma?
Everyone, at some point, will be betrayed, and I wanted to write a story where the main character experiences it at an astounding level—all of her friends betray her–. The sense of betrayal is something relatable, something we want to be able to find a way to get past.
When did you realize your calling to create words on paper to share with the world?
When I was seven. That’s when my heart poured into both reading and writing.
Do you have a favorite verse that resonates with you?
1 John 3:18: “Let us not love in word or tongue, but in deed and truth”
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a bit about your creative process.
More about Krista:
Krista Wagner is a 70’s product best known for her spiritual suspense and fictional realism. In addition to being a recipient of the Reader’s Favorite 5-star seal, she has been praised by award-winning screenwriter Sean Paul Murphy for her writing skill and strong plotting. Wagner holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is an English associate instructor with an indispensable faith in Christ.
Blurb: A Small Town Secrets Novel
A cross between If I Stay and Remember Me
“You are not wanted”
Cassi Walker has been Royal High School’s most-liked girl for the past four years, but a lot can happen in two days. Suddenly, she’s the school’s most-hated girl, but before she can figure out why, a ten-story fall off a water tower sends her into a coma. Soon, rumors start to fly that it was attempted suicide. Unfortunately, she has no memory of those final seconds before the harrowing event. Through a strange barrage of dreams, flashbacks, and an out-of-body journey, Cassi will attempt to expose the secrets and uncover the mysteries behind what happened to her. But will she be able to handle the truth?
Social Media Links:
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