Another one of our writers has reached Silver Pen by writing >15,000 words! Congratulations to Sheeda Jamsheed of the San Francisco Bay area! We are so impressed and proud of you — not just of the words written but all the money raised! You’re a rock star!!
What is your favorite book and/or author, and what draws you to them?
Sorry not sorry, but there is no way I can pick just one! My YA fantasy queens are Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, Susan Dennard, Maggie Stiefvater, Sabaa Tahir, and Alexandra Bracken. There is also a permanent and special place in my heart for J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, and Holly Black.
Is this your first book? If not, what was the first book you ever finished writing? Tell us a little about it.
This is my third book. The first one I finished is about time-traveling faeries. I do think (hope?) I am a better writer now, and I’d like to try and rework that story at some point.
What’s the working title of your NaNoWriMo17 project?
Hour of the Forgotten
Give us an elevator pitch of your project.
The adopted son of the emperor’s general struggles between wanting to belong and the guilt he feels for the slaves of the empire. Both their freedom and magic is bound by iron collars, but he should be wearing a collar too, for he alone among his people escaped slavery after the Great Conquest.
Share your favorite line/short paragraph from your book so far.
How did you hear about the Mighty Pens?
From Susan Dennard’s newsletter! 🙂
What inspired you to join the Mighty Pens?
I was already committed to participate in NaNo when I heard about the Mighty Pens. It was a no-brainer to help raise money for the incredible Malala Fund knowing I’d be writing already. I’m honored and thankful to be a part of this group –– Sooz and Kat have been so inspirational and supportive (pardon the gushing)!
And YOU have been such an inspiration, my dear!! Thank you again for being SO AMAZING, Sheeda! And congrats on hitting Silver Pen!