Meet Rachel McClellan

Today, I'm welcoming author Rachel McClellan, whom I met through the Blogger Book Fair. Learn a bit about her books Fractured Light and her soon-to-be released Fractured Soul. Enter to win a copy of both using the widgets below. The drawing is open until midnight 2/11 and you can enter both drawings every day!


How did you choose your title?

The original title for Fractured Light (before I knew it was going to be a series) was called BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. Harlequin sounding isn’t it? I completely picture a bare-chested man riding bareback on a horse….maybe that’s why I liked it at first.

Anywho, the first thing my publisher did was change it. They suggested Shades of Light. Um, maybe. I thought “Shades” sounded to soft for my novel, so that’s when I came back and suggested Fractured Light. It was well received and made the titles for the next books in the series very easy: FRACTURED SOUL and FRACTURED TRUTH.

Tell us about the cover and how it came to be.

Other than giving my okay, I didn’t help with the cover at all. My publisher contracted the work out with a reputable illustrator. What’s interesting about my cover, though, is I’ve had many people ask if it is me on the cover. Nope. The illustrator and I have never met.

Did you self publish or publish traditionally and why?

I published traditionally through Cedar Fort Publishing. They publish roughly 120 books a year. The reason I chose this is I already run a home based business in something unrelated to writing so I didn’t want to dedicate the time required to make my writing into more of a business venture. Although I probably still market just as much as if I had self published. J

What part of the writing process is the hardest for you?

Editing, but not the process itself. They way I edit is I have to print my entire manuscript then I go through it with a pen. What I hate is entering all those stupid changes back into the computer. It seems to take forever!

What tips can you give on how to get through writers block?

You have to get out of your “writing environment”. Go for a walk or a drive. Listen to a new kind of music specific to the scene you want to write. For example, if you know you need a fight scene, but you’re not sure what direction to go, find some good ace-kicking music and listen to it while picturing your characters. This has always worked for me.


Author Bio

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...

Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can’t take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake.

As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she’s caught in something even bigger than she can understand, with a power she can’t wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.

In this breathtaking and romantic adventure, Rachel McClellan delivers a truly mesmerizing story that will keep you guessing to the very end.

Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

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  1. I think you made a great choice with your titles, Rachel. The covers are great and your blurbs intrigue me. Best of luck with your books!

  2. What supernatural power would you want to have? - I've love to be able to read minds but have the ability to turn the power off and on as I chose.

    1. Yeah, it would be pretty awful to hear everyone's thoughts all the time. Useful, once in a while, but hearing everything could be unpleasant.

  3. Thanks for the nice comments. These books were/are a lot of fun to write. And thanks Lissa for having me!

  4. As I often fret over finding just the right adjective, I loved the detail about how you came about the titles of your books. "Fractured" has such a powerful, fascinating connotation and seems perfect for the series. Best wishes to you!


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