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Myths, a sci-fi/fantasy trilogy that has been heralded to engage both nerds and
non-nerds alike. Check out her books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. When not writing, Perrin enjoys drinking coffee and
swimming, although usually not at the same time.
Welcome, Perrin. Please tell us about
your current releases, the trilogy known as The Ryo Myths.
two, Tomorrow is Too Late, and the
final book, The Degrees of Destiny. The
Ryo Myths is science fiction, and it follows the crew of the space ship the Dark
Horse, as they attempt to find and protect, Ryo, the last Chozen. In The Ryo
Myths, the universe is in danger of being enslaved by an evil group of gods.
The universe’s benevolent gods created the Chozen, beings with all the powers
of the gods, to fight the evil gods. The problem is there is only one Chozen
left, Ryo, but she’s not always sane, as her godly knowledge often overwhelms
her. The crew of the Dark Horse are Ryo’s unlikely saviors, but they rise to
What inspired you to write this trilogy?
When I started working on The Ryo Myths, I
was reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time
series, which is a fantasy epic, and I was watching a lot of Stargate SG-1. The
Wheel of Time series focuses on
magic, while Stargate SG-1 focuses on ‘science’. I wanted to write a series
where both magic and science exist. What came of that desire were the books in The
Excerpt from book one, Appointment
at the Edge of Forever:
knowing where she was going, only that she had to go. She had to get away, away
from whom she didn’t know, but she had to move. They were watching her.
she was in a car, she was healing the sick, she was giving orders, she was
lost. These memories weren’t hers, yet they felt so natural. They felt so real.
It was her, Ryo, in those memories, but she couldn’t recall any of them any
more than one could truly recall a dream.
exertion, and her right leg still bled painfully. She peeled back the dark,
sticky dress. The cut was deep. It wasn’t going to heal on its own. Then the
bubbling came back.
The bubbling grew, the hotness, the confidence, the power; all of it came back.
She closed her eyes and the pain peaked, then it was gone. She waited several
breaths, and then finally opened her eyes. Other than the dried blood and torn
dress, one would never have known her leg had been injured. The skin was
flawless without even a hint of a scar. She looked at her hands. She had known
exactly where to put them. It was as if she had done this every day of her
shook, and her breathing was ragged. What was happening to her?
Excerpt from book 2, Tomorrow is
Captain Eri sat on the bridge, her focus on the minefield of asteroids
surrounding her ship. She jabbed at the keyboard on the Dark Horse’s control
panel. They’d cleared Bok’s atmosphere nearly ten hours ago, and according to
her maps, they weren’t near an asteroid belt now. This didn’t make any sense.
These asteroids hadn’t been here a week ago when they’d passed through this
exact bit of space. What was going on?
rock and ice hurtling past them, but now small bits of rock and debris pelted
the ship as well, the black nothingness of space becoming ever more thick and
hazy. Then suddenly, the horizon cleared. The dusty mist, the asteroids, all of
it was gone.
the…” Red said.
ship bucked beneath them.
colorful cloud enveloped them. It was like they were skipping across a planet’s
and concentrated beyond them. She focused on the blackness, and then she saw
“That’s a planet.”
Excerpt from book three, The
Degrees of Destiny:
the issue. He’d taken her trust, and she wanted it back. She wanted to share
it. She wanted to share it with him. Deep down, she hoped that she would wake
from this nightmare to find him on her step, ready to take her on that date
she’d wished for for two years. She wanted to believe that she could be fixed,
that he’d come home, that this wasn’t her life…
going back, ever. What he’d taken from her was irreplaceable, but… Suddenly, it
was no longer elusive.
see out of the bridge’s windows. She felt, not okay, but aware. It was as if
all of the pieces had finally snapped into place, and now the puzzle was clear.
with her life was up to her. She just had to decide in which direction to move.
What exciting story are you working on
revolves around time traveling for food. It takes place on earth and is
somewhat more accessible, for those who don’t yet know they like sci-fi, than
the Ryo Myths. It’s a love story. Check out my blog for updates on its
When did you first consider yourself a
myself ‘a writer’ was when I realized I wasn’t going to stop writing, even if I
never got published. It was after college, I was spending a lot of time writing
a novel that never got published, but I knew then that I couldn’t stop writing,
even if I wanted to. Every time I’d try to hang up my pen, I’d find myself back
at the computer a few days later, working on my latest idea. That was when I
first truly acknowledged myself to be what I was – a writer.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
I don’t write full time, but up until a few months ago, I was primarily a
seasonal worker, which meant I didn’t work for several months each winter. In
those ‘work-free’ months I would do most of my writing. Now that I have a year
around job, I’m going to have to re-work my writing schedule, but I’m not too
worried about it. If I know anything about myself, it’s that I always end up
making time to write. It’ll balance itself out, even though I won’t be able to
finish products as quickly as I once was able to. I imagine I will spend most
of my winter weekends writing and probably a few evenings each week as well.
What would you say is your interesting
I don’t know how quirky it is, but I have my computer read my novels aloud. I
also read my novels aloud myself. Hearing myself and a machine read my prose
really helps me better my syntax and cadence. It’s also great for editing,
hearing the computer read it, because you know when you’ve over used a word or
completely marred a sentence. The computer doesn’t read you what you wanted to
write, it reads you what you wrote. I recommend everyone have their computer
read them their novel, it’s a great way to better your self-editing.
I wanted to be a writer.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
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