BookView with Sabrina Albis, author of A Dusk Without Dawn

Do you have a target reader for this book? Mostly poetry, articles and stories but a novel is a totally different animal. With my first novel, I was starting from the beginning, honing my craft and learning the basics of novel writing. I write because it’s my passion. The passion and perseverance it requires to complete is something I think many people underestimate. Sabrina Albis – 7 November 2018
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After the defeat of The Demon Queen Bianca and her army of minions, Autumn Kingston can’t wait to return to her ordinary life. Those are the positive qualities I personally strive to possess, so I was adamant she possessed those qualities as well. Editing! How long did it take you to write it? Get your copy of   A Dusk Without Dawn from Amazon US or Amazon UK. A Dusk without Dawn, much like A Night without Stars, can be read by adults and teens alike but I would say the target demographic for my book is definitely young adults. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) I am big on talking and listening, so writing conversations between characters is always enjoyable for me. Books, television, movies, and the people I interact with. I truly enjoy the creative process more than revising my manuscripts. After the defeat of The Demon Queen in the last book, Autumn is trying to get back to her normal life but fate has other plans for her. Telling stories is something I enjoy doing that I can’t live without. I feel like my ideas come from so many different facets of life. I would like to think there are some fragments of me in my main character Autumn. I often use my own life experiences to develop my characters and create my stories as well. With my first book I think I lacked confidence. End of Interview:
For more from Sabrina, visit her blog, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter. Where did you get the idea from? I wrote this book directly after finishing my first draft of A Night without Stars. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? From the first draft until now, it has taken about five years, give or take. But the more they investigate, the more secrets they uncover and the more dangerous their mission to discover the truth about Ryan and the abductions becomes. When did you start writing the book? Everything influences my writing in some shape or form. Determined to figure out more about the disappearances and Ryan Garrison, Autumn, Rick, Mandy, Nathaniel and Eric take matters into their own hands. Books, television, movies, and the people I interact with. With graduation approaching and her romance with Rick thriving, everything seems perfect. This book came to me much easier. With A Dusk without Dawn I felt surer of myself and my writing skills. But the writing process for A Dusk without Dawn felt significantly more relaxed and stress-free. A Dusk without Dawn picks up where my last novel A Night without Stars left off. I have always envisioned Autumn Kingston’s story to be a trilogy, at the very least. I had written before.      
Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? What new things did you learn about writing, publishing, and/or yourself while writing and preparing this book? Everything influences my writing in some shape or form. So after writing A Night without Stars, A Dusk without Dawn just came to me very organically. She is brave, honest and loyal to a fault. What came easily? I find writing character dialogue is often easy for me. I no longer felt as though I had anything to prove in terms of my writing. About the book
What is the book about? This realization made writing this book a complete labor of love and I’m absolutely thrilled to finally share it with the world. It is definitely a necessary evil, especially when you are self-publishing. How was writing this book different from what you’d experienced writing previous books? That is until Autumn sees a headline in the local newspaper that blindsides her and everything begins to unravel. Also, some of the characters introduced in A Dusk without Dawn are most definitely inspired by members of my actual family. I feel like my ideas come from so many different facets of life. Students at Whitan High are acting strange, kids are going missing, and Ryan Garrison, the mysterious guidance counselor, appears to know more than he is letting on. However, since beginning the editing process for A Dusk without Dawn, the final draft morphed into a completely different story compared to the original. The strange occurrences in Whitan draw Autumn, Rick, Mandy, Nathaniel and Eric back into the web of the supernatural world. There was a certain hesitation because it was my first novel and I was treading on untraversed terrain.