#OWSCyCon2019 Author Spotlight
As part of the build-up to OWSCyCon2019, I want to introduce you to some of the amazing volunteers and authors taking part in the event. If it wasn’t for the volunteers, there could be no CyCon, and I’m grateful to every single one of them for giving up their time to make this happen. But by the same token, without the authors taking part in the event, we wouldn’t be able to bring you the amazing events that we have planned. So without further delay…
Meet Trish Moran
Trish Moran is an avid reader and writer of YA fiction, especially Sci Fi and Fantasy and disfunctional families. After a decade of living in Greece and Australia, Trish is now back in her home town, Burton on Trent, once again.
What Genres Do You Write In?
Could you tell us a bit about your latest book?
The third book of The Clones Trilogy is available on 28th March. At this point, the Labs (Clones) are struggling to overpower a group of clones and hybrids, the Radicals in their ruthless quest to create their version of the perfect society.
Who is your intended readership?
Teenagers, young adults and older readers.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I always enjoyed making up stories as a child. In my twenties I jotted down ideas I had for stories, and finally in my thirties actually started writing!
Do you have a favorite author, or writing inspiration?
I read a wide variety of books by many different authors.
What advice would you give beginning writers?
Actually make a start!
What do you like to do when you're not writing? Any hobbies?
I love reading. I also enjoy Zumba and yoga.
What’s your next project? Any upcoming book secrets you care to reveal?
I’ve written my first paranormal YA novel, which I’m editing. I’ve also started the first in a series of fantasy with a twist on Merlin.
The Compound Labs, the original group of clones freed from the notorious medical centre, are continuing to live successfully alongside the normal humans in society. But they are troubled when they hear that the militant group of clones, the Radicals, are gaining more and more followers.
The Radicals, sponsored by an anonymous billionaire, have a perfect vision for a future society where every member is given a designated role according to their abilities. They have plans to rule this new way of life with a specially created ‘perfect clone’, showing little regard for those they consider inferior mentally and physically.
Have they created a team of unfeeling, super-intelligent people who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims? Are the Compound Labs strong enough to defeat them in their crusade? Can a young Hybrid girl use the power of love and compassion to awaken deeply hidden human traits and force at least one man to challenge the course they have set themselves?