Behind the Screens: Tuesday Author Interview

Every Tuesday, get to know a bit about the stories behind the books you love, and discover your next favourite novel.

Weathering the Storm cover

Sabitha: We’re talking to Macy Lewis about her forthcoming novel, Weathering The Storm. Macy, can you introduce us to your book?

Macy: I wrote my novel Weathering The Storm with a dear friend, Jim King. Jim created the title, theme of the book, and so much more. He’s very clever and we’re writing our second book now, Loma.

When two strangers are asked to investigate unexplained weather that is terrorizing the world, they must overcome the trauma and wounds in their past, to move forward with their mission and unexpected romance. Will they be able to weather the emotional storms that come their way, or will they sink in their own despair?

Sabitha:  Which character do you relate to the most and why?

Macy: I relate to my main character, Charmaine, because she’s blind like me. Char’s my first blind character, and it was so fun to write about a subject that I understand so well.

Sabitha: The book is obviously very close to your heart. What do you most want your readers to take away from reading your book?

Macy: I hope people learn that a disability doesn’t define someone, rather, their personality and heart are what truly makes us special.

Sabitha: What do you love about the writing process?

Macy: I love writing because it allows me to imagine the world in my own way, which is really special because I’ve never seen the world like most people. All of my books are collaborative efforts between me and my friends and family, who are on my writing team. My writing team are so kind to let me create characters after them, read my work and give feedback, help me find illustrators and editors who are in their friend circles, or answer questions about subjects they are experts in when I want to ensure my research is correct.

I love the whole writing process. Sometimes it can drive me crazy when I have to change a plot, or cut a scene I’ve spent so much time writing, but in the end, I know it’s worth the headache. I also love putting my personality into characters and letting my imagination run wild with the storylines I create.

Sabitha: Thanks for sharing your story and your process. We’re looking forward to reading! Where can the Night Beats community find you and your book?

Macy: They can find my books at their favorite online bookstore, but here’s my Amazon page. They can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

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