A father murdered by magic. A daughter’s cosmic quest for clues could make her the next victim…
Jade Gariq dreams of a new calling. While she wishes she could join the elite force that protects her home world from interdimensional threats, she’s stuck working for the family business. But everything changes when her father is found dead with traces of magic on him… magic that should only belong to the mythical Dragon-Gods…
To uncover the mystery behind her father’s murder, Jade must follow the clues to an uncharted world. Beyond the portal, treacherous jungles, surprising betrayals, and a killer bent on tying up loose ends stand in her way of the truth. It’ll take every ounce of Jade’s cunning to solve her father’s death, but can she avoid his fate?
Airwoman is a high-flying YA fantasy novel set in a stunning new Dragonverse. If you like fascinating worlds, memorable characters, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Zara Quentin’s action-packed adventure.
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Zara Quentin is the author of Airwoman, the first book in the Airwoman series. She was raised in Adelaide, Australia, with one younger sister. Zara grew up with a strong sense of adventure, which she inherited from her parents, who took her and her sister on trips to the United States, Europe, and Asia.
She also inherited a love of reading from her mother. Throughout her childhood she explored fictional places through books, and in particular, through fantasy novels. She’d turn the black and white text on the page into the colourful worlds of her imagination.
After graduating from high school, Zara studied at the University of Adelaide and has lived in France, London, and Auckland, New Zealand. She is always determined to fit in as much travel as possible, spending time in Europe, the United States, southern Africa, Morocco, Peru, the Pacific and south-east Asia.
Zara now resides in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children. She is currently working on the next instalment in the Airwoman series.
I have to start off by saying that I don’t have a permanent desk or space at home that I write in. It’s my dream to have an office of my own with a set of bookshelves on one wall, and a story board on anther wall. Alas, I don’t have that kind of space right now. So I have to be flexible and portable. I often find myself writing on the couch, or in bed, or at the library. That being said, my work area is surprisingly similar and it centers around…
My Laptop! Unsurprisingly, my MacBook Air is the center of my work area no matter where I write. My favorite writing software is Scrivener, which I used to draft Airwoman (and all my novels) and I usually use it for my first set of major revisions. Once I’m at the copy editing stage, I usually switch into Word.
Next to my laptop, I usually have…
A stack of papers. I like to have hard copy of my reference notes handy when I’m writing. When I’m in the middle of a project, I really hate having to switch from one window to another frequently. If I’m in the drafting stage, usually I’ll have a print out of my detailed outline next to me. I find it helps me to avoid writers block at the critical drafting stage if I know what’s supposed to be coming in the next scene. If I’m in the editing phase, I might even have a full print out of my manuscript with handwritten notes all over it that I’m translating back into my digital manuscript.
Even with all this, nothing happens without…
Coffee. Seriously, nothing. I absolutely love my coffee. One of my favorite times of day is coffee time. Combining two of my loves (coffee + writing) just makes life even better. For the record, I like my coffee strong—double shots, no sugar.
The only exception is when I’m writing at night. Then I’ll often swap the coffee out for tea (or, if I’m honest, a glass of red wine!).
What sustains me during the writing hours…?
A platter of fruit. This is my nod to health. Sliced seasonal fruit is a great snack that I can nibble on while the ideas flow.
Once the nod to health is over, then I move onto the serious stuff…
Chocolate. Preferably dark chocolate. I have a problem—I am trying to cut down though, hence the fruit (see above!)
Last, but not least… (in fact, it probably should have been first)
My notebook. It’s my everything notebook and contains random story and character ideas that may or may not contribute to my current project, my to-do lists, brainstorming, draft blog posts and post ideas, my journaling and much more. In this photo, it’s got the outline for Airwoman #3 tucked inside! I go through a lot of notebooks—you’ll notice that they’re the plain Spirax, A5 with wire binding and pockets for stray notes. Completely functional. While I love pretty notebooks, and have several at home, I just can’t use them. They’re so pretty that it seems a shame to spoil their perfection with my scribbles. So I have a couple around the house to look at, while I work with my plain, no-frills Spirax!
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