Staci Reyes worked in the California Juvenile Justice System for thirteen years. She witnessed perseverance of the human spirit and determination for success by strangers not always willing to share their struggles. During this time she used the craft of writing to momentarily step away from her daily routine. Open the pages and allow these stories to guide you, the reader, to a new corner of your imagination and help you escape from the daily routine.
What is the name of your book and if you had to sum up a description in 40 words or less, what would you say? I have two of three completed books published (See My Soul ~ End My Search / A Marriage Contract ~ for my soul / Each of Two) which are part of a trilogy. They are romantic thrillers. The debut novel and first book in 40 words or less. Clarissa is the hopeless romantic. Lana is her best friend – logical and sound. Paulo is the gorgeous foreigner that walked into the coffee shop just when she was ready to consider a new relationship. Antonio is the other half of her soul … only accessible when she slips into a dress from an antique armoire left at the drop-off door of her New York boutique. The story follows Clarissa’s struggle to live within reality when her soul won’t seem to let go of Antonio.
Where did you get your idea for your book? It developed through small “scenes” imagined during lunch-breaks. One day the scenes took their places in my head and strung together as one story … then another … and finally the third.
When did you publish this book? See My Soul~End My Search was published in June 2012.
Is your book part of a series? Yes, a trilogy.
What is the most important thing about your book you would like to share with potential readers? It is a story that was published for the main reason of sharing it with others. If it takes the reader away from their stress or worries of the day and sends them back to reality with the comfort of those moments … then I consider myself a successful author.
What was the hardest part of writing your book? Editing. I am a perfectionist with my manuscripts and have a hard time letting go because I always find some way to change it during each read-through.
What is your next writing project? I am currently editing the third and final book in the trilogy and hope to have it out by the end of the summer. Then I will return to another completed manuscript that holds a story for the middle school age group.
What formats are your book available in: eBooks, Paperbacks? eBooks and paperback through Amazon. Yet due to recent “pirate” of my ebook I am considering paperback release only for the final book of the trilogy.
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