I used to think I knew all the answers; now I no longer even know the questions.
Book Title: Sovereignty by Anjenique Hughes
Category: YA fiction, 262 pages
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release date: July 19, 2016
Tour dates: May 15 to June 2, 2017
Content Rating: PG (No F-words, no sexual content, only one kissing scene and mild profanity)
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I used to think I knew all the answers; now I no longer even know the questions. - Goro
Under the totalitarian reign of the 23rd century's world's government- The Sovereign Regime- control is made possible by the identity chip implanted in every human being, recording everything that is seen, done, and experienced.
No more bank accounts.
No more smart phones.
No more secrets.
When Goro inadvertently overhears an exchange of sensitive information, causing him to confront the truth about his world and prompting him to choose his true loyalties, his dream of revolution kicks into high gear. Goro doesn't know he has covert intel in his possession both the SR and the resistance movement are desperate to acquire.
Determined to attempt the impossible task of bringing down the world government, he and his closest friends gain access to the key to ultimately deciding who has sovereignty.
But who will get to Goro first: The resistance or the Sovereign Regime?
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With master's degrees in education, special education, and counseling, Anjenique "Jen" Hughes is a high school English and math teacher who loves teaching and mentoring young people. She enjoys traveling and has worked with youth on five continents. Saying she is "young at heart" is an understatement; she is fluent in sarcasm, breaks eardrums with her teacher voice (students have complained when they were within earshot), and cracks sarcastic jokes with the best of her students. Her work with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse youth has inspired her to write books that appeal to a broad variety of students seeking stories of bravery, perseverance, loyalty, and success.
Q. What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
When I sat down to write my first book, I was on a serious roll. I knocked out 75% of the book in just one month, writing every single day. It was fabulous- however, I had to halt, because I was going on vacation to China for 5 weeks (I know, tough life). The hardest thing ever was getting back into the groove once I returned from Asia. It took me FOREVER to finish the last section of the book- I learned a valuable lesson: as much as possible, plan your life so you aren’t interrupted when you’re in an awesome writing groove!
Q. What is the easiest thing about writing?
The easiest thing is having the ideas. Putting them down on paper is fairly easy as well. Getting the book published in the traditional way is one of the hardest. There are so many talented authors out there who have written amazing books (I am sure!) who have had a rough time getting them published. It is a daunting task to get a novel published, if you aren’t going the self-published route. Perseverance doesn’t always pan out; it’s a matter of getting your book into the right hands.
Q. Where do you write?
I usually write in a coffee shop. However, my most fruitful periods of writing have come from plugging away on my desk in my own room! It just depends: wherever I can get into “the zone” then that’s where I will set up shop. J
Q. What do you mean when you say “the zone?”
I refer to “the zone” as a place where the writing, dialogue, plot, ideas, anything and everything just flows out of my brain effortlessly. It’s a little hard to describe. My favorite author, Michael Connelly, usually refers to it as “catching the wave.” You get on a roll and the writing comes naturally and everything seems to work that particular day.
Q. Who edited your book and how did you select him/her?
At first I had my brother edit my book. He had experience editing books prior to mine and he was phenomenal at helping me in the beginning. He was a huge support and source of encouragement. After I obtained a publisher, there was a point in which I had 4 different editors working on it at one time! I have a huge amount of respect for editors; it’s a tough job!
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