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Spencer Hill Press
Life can't get much better for Sam Lock. Popular, good-looking, and with a future as a professional football player... every guy at Stanton High School wishes he were Sam. That is, until his championship football game, when Sam accidentally links with an ancient source of energy known as the Veil and reveals his potential to become a powerful sorcerer. Sam's dreams are crushed as he is whisked off to Atlas Crown, a community of sorcerers who utilize the Veil as a part of everyday life. Once there, he trains beside a mute boy who speaks through music, an eternal sage who is the eyes and ears of the Veil, and a beautiful girl who's pretty sure Sam's an idiot. As it becomes clear that Sam is meant for power magic the most feared and misunderstood form of sorcery people beyond Atlas Crown learn of his dangerous potential. An exiled group of power sorcerers are eager to recruit Sam, believing that he is destined to help them achieve their long-held goal. If they succeed, they could bring about the downfall of not only Atlas Crown... but all of humankind.
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1. Describe Masters of the Veil in one sentence.
Popular jock finds out that he can do magic... and that he's not very good at it.
2. What inspired you to write this book?
The Harry Potter books. I was always the same age as Harry when the books came out, and I truly feel like we grew up together. I loved making friends, doing magic, and exploring Hogwarts with the gang. That world is very dear to my heart.
3. What books did you enjoy reading when you were younger?
Besides the Harry Potter series, I loved the Ender books, by Orson Scott Card, "The Giver," by Lois Lowry and anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
4. What do you enjoy reading now?
I am obsessed with Neil Gaiman. The guy is a genius. My goal is to read everything he's ever published, and I'm not too far away.
5. Share a little about your journey to publication?
Tons of rejection, a stint of insanity, and lots and lots of tenacity.
6. What can we expect from you in the future?
I'm hard at work at finishing the Veil trilogy. But I have a few other projects that I've started that may or may not turn into full length novels.
-Shana @ Sizzling Reads