Genre: YA Historical Romance/ Mystery
Publisher: Month 9
Date of Publication: June 18 2014
ISBN 978-1-939765-38-3 print
ISBN 978-1-939765-38-3 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-939765-66-6 E-Pub
ISBN 978-1-939765-67-3 Mobi/Kindle
Number of pages: approximately 300
Word Count: 63000
Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn't fit the role of a proper 1900's lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella's dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.
Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment--to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.
But this is no time for child's play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal ... or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?
Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.
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Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I always loved to tell myself stories, and was an avid reader. Every English teacher I had, encouraged me to write…but I never really considered it till I was older. This will sound corny, but it is true—I wanted to help people-thus why I chose medicine first.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
I can’t say. I will say you learn more about it and the process with every book and year.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
I am a pediatric therapist, specializing in autism, sensory processing and feeding disorders.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Boneseeker. Here is a tweet form: Holmes, daughter of. Watson, son of. Skeleton-antiquities-murder-fallen angel or Neanderthal? Love or not to love?
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
The fabulous Month 9. Thank you, Georgia McBride.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
Typically 9 months. The past year I’ve had numerous live events, and am juggling several books—so a little longer.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I tend to write in historical fantasy or historical mystery with strong romantic elements—both adult and ya. Occasionally I swing toward horror. Always with strong romantic elements.
What genre would you place your books into?
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
Not really a choice—that’s where my brain resides.
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
That is like choosing your favorite child. You love them all for different reasons. I will say Henry and Bella have a fabulous chemistry.
How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
Seriously since 2005.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
It depends on the season—summer on my deck. Winter, hidden in a Panera nook. Sometimes summer as well if I need to finish something and the house is chaotic.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
Titles are almost always last for me. Books always have a weird working title, typically based on the setting.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
Setting is usually a bit of history I find about the place. Names take awhile. They often change till I find the precise one.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
No, the people form on their own. I know the basic story—but it too often veers where it will.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
If they are, they are general.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
Jane Eyre. Countless times. Austen as well.
The gothic feel of Jane Eyre, and her quiet strength.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
Sometimes LOL. Well, come on. I shall have to say, Lord of the Rings.
Your favorite food is?
Your favorite singer/group is?
Your favorite color is?
This year, purple.
Your favorite Author is?
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome.
Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.