Ash views normality as an unachievable construct. The shattered fragments of normal that piece his dysfunction together teeter on the brink of oblivion every day. Sanity and purpose, meaning for anything other than survival are lost completely.
And that was before Ash met Malvin Blane.
Malvin Blane is debonair, corrupt, and sociopathic. Yet, those qualities construct an extremely resourceful leader for his criminal enterprise.
After a series of misfortunes leads Ash to Malvin, he learns that his life is only going to get worse.
However, living in New York City, Ash knows there’s a better life. He realizes that if he survives long enough to outsmart fate, he can escape and build the life he wants.
Yet, that’s just the problem; survival is never guaranteed.
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Colette Tozer whose book Moraless Pride: Ash captivated me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love mystery and suspense but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Colette, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Colette will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Colette Tozer!
Colette Tozer lives in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, with her amazing husband, Rodney and spoiled Chiweenie, Nala. Colette has a passion for writing (and coffee) that has guided her all throughout her life. She loves all kinds of stories and coffee, with a strict persuasion towards hazelnut coffee. Both passions have fueled her fervent desire to flourish into the cornerstone of her career. After formulating a story for over a decade, she finally released her debut novel, Family Tithes along with the formation of her and her husband’s publishing company; Tozer Publishing. When Colette is not writing, she reads, obsesses over (and rants about) her favorite television series, bakes tasty treats and sings along (terribly) to her favorite songs.
Now, how wonderful does Colette sound?! Colette is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Colette’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Colette, I hope that you enjoy Colette’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?
Moraless Pride: Ash is a book that contorts the perception of its characters. It’s a story about survival and the struggle to find worth in life enough to continue surviving. It’s a story about pushing a person to their limit while exploring the instinct to stay alive. Every character in this book is designed to defy their presumed, social roles.
Moraless Pride: Ash is the first in a series, that follows different characters in their pursuit of freedom. Whether that means freedom from financial burdens, family, power restraints, or the law, is specific to each character. I started Moraless Pride over a decade ago. The idea developed out of the characters. Ash was the first character, followed by Malvin and a few others that will be revealed now, in later books.
What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
My advice for aspiring writers is that there’s always an audience out there that will appreciate your writing. The digital age has allowed people to find others who have similar interests, who live on different continents and across oceans. Therefore, if you keep writing and continue building your passion, you will find an audience with whom your work will resonate.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?
The most important thing about a book is the imagination reading evokes. There are only a few things that people can do currently to challenge their imagination. When reading a good book, the author takes the reader on a journey. Yet, it’s the reader who fills in the details in their mind. There is no visual picture or audible accompaniment to a book. However, readers become immersed in a story, by simply using their own imagination.
What is your writing process like?
My writing process is random. There’s no true formula I follow when I’m writing my own books. Inspiration can hit me anywhere. I was at an amusement park a little while ago and randomly started thinking about an issue I had with a book.
When I get this kind of inspiration, though, I must write it down. I can’t wait, or I will forget. I must be in the moment when writing, at least initially.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
My research process depends on the story and the subject matter I am researching. I try to make my books as realistic as possible. Therefore, I do my best to delve deep into my research. Although, it is usually done intermittently throughout the writing of the book. Usually, I have an idea while I am writing, and I will stop what I’m writing to look up how to tether that idea to reality.
I also enjoy true crime documentaries. That is where I learn the true horrors that humans are capable of. Often, the stories featured in these documentaries are far more disturbing than anything I could come up with. (Although, for my own sanity, that isn’t a bad thing.)
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?
I usually do my best writing in the early morning, while sipping my Hazelnut coffee, or in the evening. Coffee may or may not be involved in the evening. Unless I am truly inspired, (or I have a deadline which is, inspiring in itself) I usually slow down midday.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I love to read, and I read much of the same genre I write. Currently, my favorite author is Lisa Jackson, but my all-time favorite author is Sandra Brown. I also enjoy paranormal books and Rob Thurman is my favorite author in that genre.
Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
I am currently working on a paranormal romance that I hope to release before Halloween. This is the first time I am delving into writing a romance of any subgenre. So, this is a big step in broadening my writing horizons.
The second installment of Moraless Pride is scheduled to be released before Christmas.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Colette! If you have liked what you have read about Colette and are interested in learning more about Colette and reading Colette’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,