Today I am featuring Emé Savage, author of The Genesis Chronicles (Book 1, Book 2).
Emé Savage currently lives in Dearborn, MI with her husband of 8 years and two tiny tyrants they call “cats”. She used to run a disability advocacy organization until she was diagnosed with Lupus and fibromyalgia. She published her first book in 2009 and the second in 2020.
Why did you choose indie publishing?
Because I have full creative control over my work. I decide the cover, the content, and how I want to market my work. I enjoy the intimate relationships I’ve made through these efforts.
What inspired you to write?
I grew up on 80 acres. We would find fossils and artifacts. I wondered what the lives of these people were like. I started with the Genesis timeline and built the world from there adding spiritual and magical elements.
Are you working on any projects at the moment?
I’m currently drafting Book 3. The theme for this one is disability and how they cope with these changes. It is the rawest story yet.
Who is your favorite author and/or book?
Madeliene L’Engle. She blends spiritual, supernatural, and sci fi elements in a way that is pure genius.
What is your writing routine like?
I love writing late at night. I take notes on what I want to accomplish and then execute. Right now I’m rewriting parts of Book 3
Can you give us an out of context spoiler?
“I am not worthy of this,” Kayfa protested placing her hands beneath her legs. “Kay,” The Lady interrupted. “You don’t deserve a gift. A gift is given out of love of the giver. All you have to do is accept.” The Lady’s hands trembled as she held out the book.
If you could give one piece of advise to your past-self about writing, what would it be?
Write. Don’t allow your day job or petty concerns keep you from it. Develop your craft, absorb your world, then spill your blood onto the paper.If you have something to say, go for it! Your story might bring joy or insight to a reader out there!
Any shout outs?
My Critque Partner Ashley K Wilson. My cover designer Annie Hara. Technical consultant Donny Dust. And of course my husband, writer Adrian M Holmes
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The Gidat have existed since the First One, who was the Hearer of the Voice and defender of his People. His journey revealed a malevolent entity more powerful than anything that came before.
Thousands of years in the future, the Gidat are all but extinct due to a genocide perpetrated by a King who has acquired unnatural powers. The Lady must find and deliver a boy out of the hands of the King. This boy is the Last Gidat, and the best hope for a ravaged Sadatian people.
Through The Telling, the First Gidat reveals a malevolent entity that can take any form… including a King. Can the echoes of a long-forgotten story help a boy who has lost everything?
Kayfa has a secret.
She ran away from her father and found a home in Melodi. Here she is just Kay, a curious young woman with a talent for the bow. In reality, she is much more. She has always known one day she would return.
The Lady gives her a magically enhanced book which can only be read by a direct descendent of Felana, the Mother of All. This book holds the secret to defeating the entity called Etevun.
Thousands of years in the past, Felana finds that Minkos has been keeping secrets. Secrets that could have a deadly effect on her People. Etevun has grown stronger. Felana must become the leader she was always meant to be. With the help of a novice mage and an ingenious hunter, they have a fighting chance.
Can the parallels in Felana’s story help Kayfa accept a long denied purpose, or will she allow her fear of the past determine her future?
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