Today on Inspirational Journeys: Stories that Matter, Riley Cross joins me to talk about her writing process and her debut novel entitled Disconnected. As Riley and I talked about her writing process, we coined a new term for writers who plot a little and pants a little. NaNoWriMo calls us plantsers, but we coined the term plotser to describe us. Check out the YouTube video and podcast episode and join in the fun filled conversation, where you’ll find a few nuggets for writers and readers in the mix.
Riley Cross is a SciFi Author who loves merging the elements of fantasy, science, and reality together. Her debut novel, Disconnected, is being released on May 10th! Whenever possible, she enjoys brewing chocolate coffee and writing to pirate-themed music. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok with @WritingbyRiley to continue the conversation!
Chiara was born a mistake. An Anomaly. In her struggle to belong in Unity’s genetically engineered social system, Chiara finds herself in the crosshairs of Auto, the ever-watching AI.
When her parents and grandfather are killed in a series of mysterious accidents, the teen is plagued by disturbing fragments of memory that suggest the deaths were no accident. Only Kaynine, her loyal robot dog, knows for sure what happened, and Chiara must find its corrupted memory files. She is desperate for the truth even if the cost is abandoning Silas, her long-time friend and unsanctioned crush.
She is on the verge of losing it all: honors-class ranking, best friend, and her dream of becoming an inventor.
The virtual realm and reality collide as Chiara’s coding skills enable her to search for answers in the Forbidden Library. And when her journey takes her past Unity’s city limits and face-to-face with other social outcasts, Chiara realizes that one girl with a book just might be dangerous enough to crash the entire system of lies.
Fans of dystopian science fiction will love the novel’s deadly plot twists as it explores the darker nature of chasing perfection.
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