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

Only four days until the release of my first novel with J. Taylor Publishing! Un-stinking-real!

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. We’ve introduced Abishan, Wilbur, and Uri. Fourth and finally, meet Yves!


Who are you?

He shakes his head, whispering, “I cannot answer that. I’m sorry. It’s too soon.”

What one word do you think best describes you?

“Describes.” The corner of his mouth tugs up and down, as if in a failed reflex to smile. “Perhaps it’s not the same thing, but the word that I feel most defines me is ‘afraid’. It has been so long since I knew anything but fear.”

Yves Quote

Where do you feel most at home?

“Alone. Or at least, removed from others’ notice. Observing unobserved, I don’t mind.”

When is your favorite moment in “Inspired”?

“A moment in between endings. The moment when I’m first allowed to breathe.” He sighs. “A moment a long, painful time coming, I fear.”

Why do you want your story told?

“The only way to reach a story’s end is to begin it and tell it through. So let it begin. Let it be told. And let me be free of it.”



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 Yves) – coming…on Monday!

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