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This weeks My Indie Monday Author is:
Megg Jensen has been a freelance parenting journalist since 2003 and began writing YA novels in 2009. She owns 80 Pages, Inc., is a PAL member of SCBWI, speaks frequently at conferences and for small groups, while juggling freelancing, volunteering, and family life. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, two kids, and their two miniature schnauzers, Ace and Tanu
THE GUEST POST: Reinventing Yourself, One eBook at a Time
If you’ve read any of my books, you know I write about teens – but in a medieval-like fantasy world. They don’t have the same problems teens have today. They worry about things like rogue magic, or warriors wielding maces, or evil birthmothers coming to kill them. Not exactly your typical modern teenage fare.
So what was I to do with a radical new idea? One that’s so wildly different from the brand I’ve built?
Easy answer: Come up with a new pen name.
A lot of people thought I was nuts. Why start over from scratch when I already have a huge fan base? With nearly two million copies of Anathema floating around the world, I would be a fool to go ahead with this whole Isobel Lucas thing.
Maybe…maybe not. I’m not hiding the fact that Megg and Isobel are the same person. Anyone who is a fan of Megg on Facebook, or follows me on Twitter, has already seen multiple postings about Isobel. It’s sort of like Isobel is Megg’s evil twin sister.
Yeah, evil. As in my mom, who after hearing the concept of Isobel’s books, promptly informed me she would not be reading this series. That’s when I knew I was on to something good.
The Hell Bent/Heaven Sent series will still be YA, but it’s going to be far more mature than my fantasy novels. It’s definitely going to be rated R for sex, violence, and language. The characters are 18 and seniors in high school. If all goes well, the readers will be able to follow them after graduation. I guess they teeter between the borders of Young Adult and New Adult.
So I hope readers who enjoyed my fantasy novels will consider checking out Isobel’s books too. I’m going to be releasing five novelettes every two weeks starting in late October – each will contain their own storyline, but will be part of a large, overarching story. It’s an experiment, one I hope everyone will enjoy.
In the meantime, if you’re in the mood for some magical medieval teen angst, enter below for a chance to win the entire Song of Eloh Saga (The Initiate, Anathema, Oubliette, Severed, Sleepers, Afterlife, The Sundering).
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