Thinking in Threes: Brenda Drake and Touching Fate

Many of you may know Brenda Drake as the mastermind behind such online contests as Pitch Madness, #pitmad, and Pitch Wars. She’s an incredible supporter of writers of all genres, as well as a writer herself, and I am thrilled to be part of the book tour for her new release, TOUCHING FATE.

Since I have Brenda on the blog, I also wanted to do a quick Thinking in Threes feature with her. Read on to find out more about her cool new book and an amazing giveaway (Kindle Fire!)

Where are the top three places you love to write?

The top three places I love to write are at my desk top, on my treadmill desk (the hubby built it), or in a coffee shop or book store coffee shop.  

Planner, Pantser or Hybrid? Give us three insights into your drafting process.

 I would say I’m a hybrid. I prepare graphs for both the external and internal plots for the book. I also like to have a “cheat” notebook filled with pics of characters and settings in the book. Music plays a big role in getting my graphs together and setting the mood for the story.

What are the top three movies based on books that you would recommend?

This is so easy. The Harry Potter movies, The Hunger Games movies, and the Divergent movies. Loved them all!

Touching Fate
Touching Fate (The Fated #1)
Release Date: 10/13/15
Entangled Teen: Crave
Summary from Goodreads:
Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn’t. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift—with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person’s fate.
Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday—and Reese’s is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death…only to find the one person who can save him.
Aster doesn’t know that the hot Dutch guy she’s just met needs her help–or that he’s about to die.
But worst of all…she doesn’t know that her new gift comes with dark, dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves.
Find the book at: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes &Noble, and Entangled
About the Author
Brenda Drake Author Photo1Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
Author Links:
Fire HD 7, 7″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB US/Canada or $100 Amazon Card if the winner is international

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Book Tour Organized by:
YA Bound Book Tours


Rosalyn Eves is a part-time writer, part-time English professor, and full-time mother of three. She loves all things BBC, especially costume dramas and mysteries. When not wrangling children (and sometimes when she should be wrangling children), she’s often found reading. Her debut novel, THE BLOOD ROSE REBELLION, is forthcoming Fall 2016 from Knopf. She’s represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.


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