Although I can’t speak for everyone, mine was coming face to face with the “impost syndrome.” The fear of failure. Questioning and doubting your own ability. That was my hardest struggle with writing.
Can you give us a short synopsis of Throne of Lies?
Throne of Lies is set within a world full of political strife, harsh segregation, and a mysterious, dark history. The story is told from Amethysta Serelle’s shoes. The mind of a seventeen-year-old ruler chafing under the obligations of her bloodline, meanwhile, she struggles to conceal her dire secret from the many prying eyes within the castle. The secret of her magic.
What inspired you to write this book?
I began writing about a seventeen-year-old princess when I was the same age as her. I wanted to write about a fantasy world that a young person might be able to relate to. A coming of age tale highlighted with magic, romance, and mystery.
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
That number changes. I’ve spent as many as 10 hours in one day writing and editing. I’ve gone weeks, months, even a year before without touching the book. I hope now that I’ve pushed my first novel that I can be more consistent with my writing time.
Name your top five favourite books?
Such a hard one. In no particular order: Alice in Wonderland, The Hollow’s series, Mistborn series, Stardust, Weather Warden series.
What are you working on now?
Book two of the Amethysta trilogy and another series on the side that is completely different from my trilogy. I’m also a working voice actress and YouTube content creator.
Title: Throne of Lies
Author: Sara Secora
As a seventeen-year-old ruler chafing under the obligations of her bloodline, Princess Amethysta Serelle finds the royal life anything but enchanting.
Betrothed to a nefarious highborn, Amethysta’s heart mourns her lost chance at love—that is, until she becomes mesmerized by someone other than her suitor, and her heart begins to beat anew.
Desperate to keep her daughter on the path toward duty and the throne, the queen keeps a deadly secret. But as Amethysta balances the burden of expectations and freedom, the glowing, blue truth will not stay hidden for much longer.
Desire and duty battle on, further complicated by strange occurrences happening to Amethysta’s body. She struggles for control as her once unquestioned reality is obliterated.
Will she discover the truth, in her heart and hands, before it’s too late?
Sara Secora has a passion for all things gamer and nerdy, as evidenced on her YouTube channel, AviGaming. She is also a well-branded voice over artist.
Secora has always been in love with writing, and in 2007 she turned her talents to the arduous endeavor of authoring an exciting fantasy trilogy. Her whimsical stories are full of enchantment, mystique, and insight—destined to intrigue readers of any age.
Secora lives in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to explore old and new avenues for her talent and hard work.
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