Friday, November 23, 2012

Feature Friday: Faith McKay

I had the best of intentions getting this post done early in the week so it would be all ready to post Friday morning, and then I just up and forgot.  At least it's still Friday.  This is the first of a new series on my blog called Feature Friday.  Each week will feature a different author, and this first week is author Faith McKay.  I have read an excerpt from the first chapter of Prophecy Girl, and it was really good.  Here's a little guest post from Faith:

5 Quotes & an Excerpt from Prophecy Girl

I'm big on holding back spoilers from my novel Prophecy Girl. When I go to pick a book to read for myself, I don't even read book descriptions anymore because I find they ruin the beginnings of books. So when I go to tell people about my novel, I have the hardest time because while I want to tell them all these really awesome things, I'd hate to ruin the reading experience for them.

Let's have the novel speak for itself! Here are five quotes that hint at things that happen throughout Prophecy Girl, and a short excerpt highlighting the destined romance of Nick and Sam.

"Oh, no! I'm not getting into sibling rivalry, especially not with supernatural beings. Alright? No way, no how."

"The world being at stake? Not an excuse for this one."

"You can pace your cage or you can just sit in it, but it doesn't really make much of a difference, does it? You're still in a cage."

"I do have an evil mother, some people might hold that kind of thing against me."

"She hated seeing monsters smile. Monsters should growl and snarl and be done with the pretenses."


She scanned the hallway again, and there he was. Her breath caught in her throat. Down at the other end of the hallway, half hidden behind a pillar, he nodded and half waved to her. His hair was its usual spiky mess, he wore his favorite plain black wayfarer sunglasses and obligatory black t-shirt, and yet he looked very different somehow. Distant. He felt like someone she'd known years ago; he felt like someone she had always known; he felt like someone who was tied to her straight through the earth, even if he were all the way on the other side. She wasn't surprised to see him, he was always going to be there. She wasn't sure why she was so sure of that, but she was, and it gave her both peace and heartache at the same time. She raised her hand and didn't exactly wave, but moved it slightly to acknowledge his presence at the other end of that string that tied them together. Head down, she walked away and tried not to think about how much that string had cost her.

Author Bio:
Faith McKay writes stories about characters with real world struggles in otherworldly settings. She is the author of PROPHECY GIRL, a story where characters struggle with the idea of having a destiny. In comparison, she feels really lucky that her destiny was to struggle with comma placement and be that awkward lady who points out puns at parties. 
Other things to know about Faith… She wears two different colored shoes. She is a survivor of child abuse. She has lived with chronic illness for over a decade. A lot of people don't like her because she laughs too much. It's also the reason a lot of other people do like her, so go figure. She listens to more music than people are probably supposed to. She's a nomad. The word sounds really cool, so a lot of people say it, but she actually lives in an RV with her husband and their pet bunny rabbit, Dorian Gray.  

If you'd like to know more about Prophecy Girl or Faith McKay, visit

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