Thursday, August 9, 2012

Guest Post: Megan S. Johnston/The Chimera Hunters Series Blog Tour


First off I would like to thank, Hanging With Bells for hosting me here today.

The characters in Transition, The Chimera Hunters Series have been a figment of my imagination for over ten years. I was too busy running our family business and taking care of children to stop and do something I have longed to do for over twenty years. My mother loved to read and write, however sadly she was never published. I believe this is where I originally gained my passion for writing. Of course there were short stories here and there, but nothing I would have wanted published. I still have to this day a piece I wrote in the sixth grade.

In November 2009 a very close family friend died tragically. I re-evaluated my life. You never know when something as precious as a loved one will be taken away so suddenly. A week after his funeral, I decided if I did anything else in my life, I was going to write. So I did... and I haven't stopped! It’s sad to say, that it took something as tragic as a death to start me on my journey, but, it is what happened.

My first rough draft took me eight months to complete and was written in first person, and was a terrible mess. In August of 2010 I went to the PNWA conference and listened to other accomplished authors, editors, agents and publishers. I learned a great deal. I came home completely rejuvenated and re-wrote the novel in third person. It's true what they say, you do tend to write in the point of view you enjoy reading.

It took me a while, but toward the end of Transition and a lot of research, I decided to self-publish rather than seek out an agent or publisher. My reasons? There are many, and is a story in itself.

I now juggle crafting my fictional characters, marketing, running our family business and taking care of my family, which, by no means is small. I am married to a wonderful man, have four children and seven grandchildren. They all inspire me to write. I am a very lucky woman.


Author Bio:
Megan S. Johnston is a freelance writer and entrepreneur living in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to writing fiction, she runs several family-owned and operated businesses, which she started over twenty years ago. She is an avid reader of paranormal romance and a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. She has four children and seven grandchildren and lives with her husband and two dogs in Woodinville, Washington. Transition is her d├ębut novel.

The Chimera are a race so old, the humans relegated them as a myth. The Gods feared the Chimeras’ powers; they believed they were a deadly race, with physical abilities beyond belief. So, they split their race in half condemning them to wander the earth, searching for their other half to be complete. Without their sodalis, each was destined to live life without dreams, without love, without hope. The future rested on finding their one true mate for life.

SHELBY O’NEIL has led a solitary life with her parents. So when she goes to school at Washington State University, she believes her life has just begun. Now in her second year, the dreams begin. She dreams with the same man, night after night for months. When her dream world becomes her reality, and her life becomes a danger zone, she quickly learns to trust the one man who has thrown her into this new and dangerous world.

DEVELON COLE is Chimera and his race has been on earth as long as humans. His people were desperate to find their one true mate for life, and Develon had just found his, in the small college town of Pullman Washington. His goal was to protect her against the hunter’s and guide her into who she was always destined to be, his sodalis, his mate.
Title: Transition, The Chimera Hunter Series
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Number of Pages: 259
Publisher: Self Published
Formats available for review: Ebook

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