Author Mindy Marin talks Ceaseless and visiting Arizona.

Winyan Press Interviews author Mindy Marin

Mindy Marin getting the perfect shot at Fort Tutthill Park
Mindy Marin getting the perfect shot at Fort Tutthill Park

From June 8th to 12th, 2015, author Mindy Marin found herself in Flagstaff, Arizona where she was vacationing with her family and doing some work on her new book as well. We met up with her to discuss her plans for the second title in her Ceaseless Series, Flight of the Thunderbird.

What brings you to Arizona, Mindy?

I’m in Arizona this week doing research and shooting videos and taking photos for my upcoming book Flight of the Thunderbird which is the 2nd book in my Ceaseless Trilogy.

The Grand Canyon plays and important role in Flight of the Thunderbird
The Grand Canyon plays and important role in Flight of the Thunderbird

That sounds very exciting. What sites have you visited and what significance do they have in the 2nd installment of Ceaseless?

The main site I visited was the Grand Canyon. In Book 2 there is a pivotal event for Elijah and Ember that takes place there and I wanted to make sure I had video and photos of the area to capture the importance of that experience.

The Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.
The Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.

I was also able to visit the Museum of Northern Arizona, which is another important site in the story, one that leads to Ember and Elijah finally reuniting! And since Book 2 takes place in the Flagstaff area I ended up visiting several other places such as Northern Arizona University and Fort Tutthill Park. I even took some pictures of where Elijah lives. 

It sounds like you got to live out your book a bit.

Yes! It was very exciting to be able to see up close the places my characters lived and the important places on their journey. It felt very real to me and gave me a better understanding of how to tell their story.

Stormy clouds over a Flagstaff sky. Could this mean something ominous is coming in Flight of the Thunderbird?
Stormy clouds over Flagstaff. Could this mean something ominous is coming in Flight of the Thunderbird?

Are there any secrets that you can reveal about Flight of the Thunderbird?

Someone from the past is going to turn up and it will be a big shock to Ember & Elijah once they realize exactly who it is!

Intriguing! When can we expect to get Flight of the Thunderbird in our hands?

We are shooting for a late Fall 2015 release. Ideally, I would like to have it available before Christmas so we can offer a special discount on both books in the series.

We can’t wait! Do you have any upcoming events you would like to tell people about?

Yes! I will be attending Indie BookFest 2015 in Orlando, Florida from July 30th thru August 2nd. I will have copies of Ceaseless: Birth of the Phoenix available as well as some book swag. Readers will also be able to get a sneak peek at Book 2 of the series, Ceaseless: Flight of the Thunderbird. It should be a lot fun.

Beautiful Arizona Sky
Beautiful Arizona Sky

Thank you, Mindy for spending some time with us to discuss your new book.

You’re welcome. I’m looking forward to releasing Flight of the Thunderbird and of course, if you haven’t had a chance to read Birth of the Phoenix yet please do so and let me know what you thought of it.

For those interested in attending the Indie Bookfest you can purchase tickets HERE. It’s a great opportunity to not only meet Winyan Press author Mindy Marin but also many other authors and fans of independent literature.

All pictures in this article are copyrighted by author Mindy Marin. Thank you Mindy for sharing them!