Check out this author spotlight for YA writer C. L. Gaber!
You can find all the links for where to find her furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
Hi Catrin! Your blog is AWESOME and thank you for featuring me. I’m CL Gaber, author of the Ascenders Saga, a fantasy epic romance about an afterlife realm for those who die young. Walker Callaghan doesn’t know what happened to her. She wakes up in a new bed and new house and finds out she will be going to some swanky private high school. It turns out that she died last night. Handsome Daniel Reid who lives next store helps her navigate her new realm where there are no rules except one. You can’t go back and check on your former life.
Daniel needs to go back because he died with his brothers and sisters in a plane crash and his youngest brother Bobby never ascended with the rest of the kids. The book becomes a ghostly love story when Daniel and Walker decide to save his little brother no matter what the cost.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Autumn rules. The colors. The coolness in the air.
Cat or dog? Dogs all the way. I have two Labradoodles, Georgie and August
Tea or coffee? Coffee in the morning
Morning or evening? Morning because it’s writing time.
Library or museums? Library because of that smell of books and all those words.
Hunter or gatherer? Gatherer but I do clean out my closets regularly and donate stuff
Witches or wizards? Wizards because I love Harry Potter
Ninjas or pirates? Ninjas cause they got moves.
Mountains or beaches? Gimme a beach right now. Toes need sand – please.
Plotter or pantser? Plotter for the big stuff, pantser for the in-betweens.
Pen and paper or computer/phone? Pen and paper to start migrating to computer
Standalone or series? Series because if I love a character, I want more
Book or ebook? Book-book because I’m old school
Hero or anti-hero? Nothing better than a misunderstood anti-hero.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
Anything that says By Stephen King. I do love a great fantasy tale with an eye-catching plot.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I’m working on the final edits of Ascenders 5 out this May. Also working on a new romance-fantasy book about love.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
Oh, that would be the soon to be released fifth book in the Ascenders Saga called Ascenders: X-Catcher. Walker and Daniel are stuck on in a remote area of the afterlife called The Other. They have to work with their friends to find the elusive X-Catcher (someone who can do the math) to get back to their realm before they are extinguished in this lawless place where nothing is as it seems. When Daniel’s evil father Edward takes Walker hostage, the stage is set for an ultimate showdown between father and son.
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
I’m an entertainment reporter for the New York Times wire, so I see every movie and TV series, plus I interview actors, actresses, directors, producers, etc. It’s very inspiring to talk to the about their inspiration. It always makes me want to go home and write.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
I wake up early…around six in the morning …because I have a puppy and he needs to go out. Then I make some coffee, have a little breakfast, feed the dogs…and then I get to writing. I like to read what I did yesterday, make a few changes (there are always changes!) and then write until about noon. In the afternoons, I work on my journalism projects and do interviews. If I’m out of town, I try to keep the same schedule while missing my doggies.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to become an author, what would it be?
Oh wow. I’d try to write a novel earlier. I waited until I was older. I would have also written a little bit each day. A little adds up to a lot of words.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
Please write me at CLGaber@yahoo.com or join me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorclgaber
Or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/clgaber/?hl=en