Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Interview with M.G. Wells

What is LightMasters: Number 13 about?
It’s ALL about Jessica--a smart, bold courageous teen who discovers she has amazing powers on her 13th birthday. After her parents’ sudden death, Jessica is stuck living with her weird, gassy grandparents in a small town in upstate New York. Constantly bullied by her schoolmates, this Georgia girl feels like a total loser and outcast. Angry about being forgotten on her 13th birthday Jessica is lured into the forest by a strange spiral light. In the woods she encounters three magical beings, who call themselves Lightmasters. The leader, Dragateen, tells Jessica she has special powers. Intrigued, she agrees to be transported to another dimension where she’s tested for her courage, strength and ability to overcome intense obstacles.  Life changes drastically when Jessica returns to Earth. During school the next day, her reality shifts and people start turning into repulsive, reptilian monsters. Of course, it doesn't help that it’s Halloween, which makes it even more bizarre. Dragateen explains to Jessica she's needed by the Lightmaster Alliance to defeat an invisible alien beast, who feeds off fear. The story follows Jessica on a wild adventure as she learns to empower her mind, conquer her own fears and help rid the world of a wicked alien monster who hates humans. 

Where did you get the idea for your book?
Oddly enough, the main idea came from Louise Hay’s Book: You Can Heal Your Life.  It woke me up and encouraged me to see how important thoughts are to one’s life. The rest came from my personal experiences as a teenager, my demented imagination, the appreciation of world cultures, and a desire to weave a story that had entertainment value whilst addressing the challenging issues we all face in life.


How did you come up with the title?
It just popped into my head one day. The Number 13 has always fascinated me and LightMasters felt strong and empowering. Mastering one’s own inner light. Way cool.


Who designed the cover?
A computer geek friend and I designed it together. I scribbled the spiral icon one day, and we created something colorful and unique.


Do you have to travel a lot for your books?
No. I cannot due to chronic health challenges. Now, if someone wants to provide me with a limo and a private jet, I’m there. I do miss traveling.


When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I was twenty-something. I did not publish due to the fact it dealt with the intense, family abuse I experienced. I felt it best to keep it a private manifesto.


If your book was a movie, who would you pick to play the main characters?
Love this question, Spencer, since it is every writer’s delight. Some actors I visualized while writing LightMasters were: Anthony Hopkins, Miriam Margolyes and Keanu Reeves. How weird is that?
  
Do you plan on writing sequels?
If there is an overwhelming audience for LightMasters, I will write more.

How long did it take you to complete LightMasters: Number 13?
Five years.


What is your favorite book?
I love diversity, and there are too many to list just one. Some are:  Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Matilda by Roald Dahl, and IT by Stephen King.


23 comments:

  1. Great interview, Spencer! I just met M.G. Wells on Twitter recently and quickly became one of my main "tweeps". She has such a great personality and I look forward to reading her book.

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  2. Thanks, Spencer and Sharky :O)

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  3. What a great concept for a YA book! It sounds so relatable. I'm definitely going to be ordering this for my kids. Its plot will be right up their alley.

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  4. Great interview, she's an awsome writer, her book is full of incredible hook lines, and I am totally in love with Jessica T. Wyrd, sounds like Word but spelled Wyrd.

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  5. Jessica is a thirteen year old who shares universal traits with every other teen her age. Except for those amazing powers! Author MG Wells has a way of getting into the teenage mind and gives off dialog that should be marketed!

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  6. Hi Spencer and MG! Great interview. It's always interesting when you get to know what's behind a story. Sometimes, it goes way deep and it gives glimps of the author. Great questions, Spencer. And, how nice is it to see how lovely MG is?

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  7. This is very cool MG. Keep up the good work and I hope your books succeed & prosper.

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  8. Thank you Spencer and MG for a wonderful interview. I have been a fan of MG's since meeting on Twitter a few months ago and was drawn to her caring and supportive aura. I read LightMasters Number 13 in one sitting and adored the story! Although classified as a YA novel, I think it's one all ages can enjoy. It's a pleasure to see such a fine author and deserving book featured here. Thanks again.

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  9. WOW!! I loved this interview and since I haven't popped open my Kindle with LIGHTMASTERS NUMBER 13 awaiting me...I received some good insight as to what's instore! MG Wells, YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE is one of my favorite books also...and when the time comes when we need a car and driver, hopefully one of us will be able to provide! xoxo Big cheers and as soon as I finish my Zombie book with Zane, or my tropical serial killer with Jennifer Chase... you are NEXT!!!! I can't wait!!

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  10. Many thanks to everyone for the kind words and taking the time to reply. I appreciate your support. Enjoy the Journey ƸӜƷ

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  11. Thank you for commenting everyone! I really appreciate all of the tweets, and RT's that have been put out about this interview, it was a blast!

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  12. Great interview Spencer and M.G. I always like getting to know the authors behind the books.

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  13. Great interview Spencer and MG Wells!

    I've read Lightmasters...loved it. I can totally picture Keanu Reeves in the role. He would bring so much to the story. Best wishes on the continued success!

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  14. I enjoyed the interview. Thanks for sharing. Tomorrow is Friday the 13th.... B-) Enjoy!

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  15. Loves my MG, she is truly a light in the darkness. Bless you my Tweet Sister!

    Tevis
    www.k2scuba.com

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  16. Many thanks to ALL who shared a few minutes to comment. Thank you, Spencer. So glad I met you on the Twitterverse. Wishing you much success and joy. You're amazing ★

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  17. Sounds like a cool book. I've always been intrigued by the number 13 also!

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  18. M.G. you ROCK!
    Awesome interview and I'm so glad I met you! Your warm & inspiring tweets have pulled me out of more slumps than I care to mention!
    LIGHTMASTERS is next in line & I'm SO look forward to it!
    Thank you for sharing...

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  19. Hi M.G. Great interview. Wishing you the best with this book.

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  20. Oh, MG, it's nice to put a face to the tweep I've been following all this time. Lightmasters is in my Kindle, and I look forward to the read. I'm a big fantasy fan, also. Love and light to you, sweetie.

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  21. Much Thanks to Spencer, Jill (Yes, I'm working my way backwards), Jeff, Marilyn, Emma, Tevis, Sherry, CR, Penny, Douglas, Patricia, Marie, Monica, BZ, Anonymous #1, Anonymous #2, and the #Coolest SHARK you'll EVER meet in the sea, Robert "SHARKY" Pruneda. It was FUN. Mucho Thanks for ALL your kind words and participation. I understand your time is valuable and appreciate your support...((((*~*)))))

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