Thanks so much for agreeing to be with us today, Tonya!
Thank you for having me visit!
What 5 things should readers know about you?
- SFF nerd
- Mom of 2 boys
- Loves music (a lot of alt rock)
- Adjunct professor teaching Writing YA Lit Writer’s Workshop
- Can’t resist chocolate
I’m with you on that last one 🙂
Where did the inspiration for this book come from?
My publishing house wanted a book loosely based on Schrodinger’s cat experiment theory (quantum physics), told in dual point-of-view, with an alpha male. I read about quantum physics, wrote a synopsis, the first chapter, and made up the rest as I went. I based my main character in 2013/14 on Kat McNamara, now the star of Shadowhunters on Freeform.
Yikes—quantum physics? That’s awesome, though—sounds great!
How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start?
I stared writing the summer of 2009 after reading a ton of YA fiction. A couple songs actually sparked a scene to play out in my imagination as I cleaned my house. I was always a reader and never set out to be an author.
Huh…inspired by housework…that’s definitely a new one!
What are you working on right now? What can readers look for from you in the next year?
I’m starting a secret YA project this summer! Hopefully it will sell relatively soon.
A secret project? Sounds great—good luck!
What are you currently reading, and what are your thoughts about it so far?
I’m about to dive into The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber, one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I just received it last night and read the first page today. This gonna be good!
Sounds great—hope it lives up to your expectations!
If you had to “sell” your book in a single Tweet, what would you say?
Romantic scifi with a motorcycle-riding guy, a scifi nerd-girl who can manipulate reality, & kickass action.
Perfect! Thanks again, Tonya!
About the author:
Tonya Kuper is the author of ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger’s Consortium Series, a young adult science fiction trilogy, released November 4, 2014 by Entangled Teen. She fell for Young Adult lit while earning her Masters degree in Reading Education. She’s a mom to two awesome boys, an alt music junkie, a Star Wars nerd, and in love with Sherlock.
Enigma (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2)
by Tonya Kuper
Publication Date: July 3, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Worst. Road Trip. Ever.
Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren’t fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can’t be distracted by hot boys.
The Resistance secret hideout isn’t exactly the rebel base of my dreams. A traitor there wants me dead, but we have no idea who it is. And with both the Resistance and the Consortium trying to control me, the only one I can trust is Reid. If we’re going to have any chance of protecting my family, controlling my unstable powers, and surviving the clash between the Oculi factions, I’m going to have to catch this traitor. By using myself as bait.
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