In Which You Meet Uri (INSPIRED Countdown Q and A)

Eleven days until the release of my first novel with J. Taylor Publishing! Wow-ee-wow, who’d have ever thought?!

As a little warm-up to help get all of us into an INSPIRED mood, I decided to sit a few of the novel’s main characters down for a quickie Q&A in which we cover all the basic who, what where, when, and whys. Today, meet Uri!


Who are you?

She snorts. “You tell me. Seriously, somebody tell me. It’s kind of driving me insane, not having a clue.”

What one word do you think best describes you?

“I dunno. ‘Jaded’? As far as humanity’s concerned, I’m pretty much over it.”

Where do you feel most at home?

“On wheels,” she says, tapping the skateboard held under her arm. “Maybe people who actually know who they are feel driven to aim higher, but as is, I’m more about coasting through life.”

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When is your favorite moment in “Inspired”?

“Fave, huh? You mean I get to look ahead? Hallelujah. Let’s see, what’ve we got?… Oh, wow, that part looks cool. Let’s go with the part where I’m skating through hell.”

Why do you want your story told?

“How ‘bout so I’ll know it? It seems the only time some authors bother to figure out what’s going on with their characters’ lives is when they need a fix for their writing habit. So yeah, sure, publish my totally unauthorized biography; just let me read it, too.”



For a muse like Lucianíel, one story’s end is another’s beginning.

In the wake of his author’s sudden death, Luc takes ownership of her surviving creations—four fantastical characters with tales yet to be told—saving them from unwritten lives crumbling around them and giving them a second chance at a literary future.

Luc finds that chance in the unsuspecting mind of Annabelle Iole Gray, a quirky teen with her head in the clouds, nose in a book, and imagination ripe for a brilliant muse’s inspiration.

Or so he hopes.

Neither Luc nor Annabelle, however, realize all they’ve undertaken. Even with a to-write list including accounts of a shape-shifting cat creature, gentle knight-in-training, vigilante skater girl, and a mystery boy smothering in unspoken fear, the most remarkable saga created between author and muse just may turn out to be one stranger than fiction.

Their own.

INSPIRED (and Uri) – coming March 17th!

8 thoughts on “In Which You Meet Uri (INSPIRED Countdown Q and A)

    • Uri chuckles without amusement. “Amnesia would be simpler. When you’re a fictional character (as, this just in, I apparently am), a creation of imagination, and you can’t begin to imagine who the heck you are because nobody’s giving you anything to go on, the psycho-emotional stuff seems to unravel kind of fast. You can’t die of amnesia. Left unchecked, I could see this killing me.”

    • “Yeeeahhh,” Uri says, eyeing me and Annabelle. “Let’s just say having one or two fewer people trying to play God with me would be great.”

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