Transformed Nexus Book Two
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Publisher: Fire and Ice YA and Tantor Audio
Date of Publication: 03/01/22
Number of pages: 268
Word Count: 67,302
Cover Artist: Caroline Andrus
Tagline: The amazing conclusion to the Transformed Nexus duology explores uncharted territory with dangerous compassion.
Interview with the Author
Where do you get the inspiration for your story?
I get inspiration for my stories from my dreams, life, etc. I’m a lucid dreamer, not in the sense where I necessarily know that I’m in a dream while dreaming but that I can change the outcome of a dream. It’s more as if I were dropped into a book, like where fiction becomes reality. At least that is how it feels to me. I also gather a lot of data, information, and inspiration from the numerous medical procedures I’ve been through but I morph it by fictionalizing it and making it more fun. I believe this has been a cathartic way for me to handle it.
How do you find such interesting names for your people and places?
My character names are inspired by history, places, and more. Vienna is a beautiful place that I would love to visit so that’s why one of my main characters is named that. A sierra is a long, jagged mountain chain and beautiful to look at…therefore another character name. My antagonist, Dr. Henry Cromwell, is a combination of the wife killing King Henry the 8th and the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. Yesha was beautiful to me the first time I heard it and I believe its meaning is something like “you will be accepted” so it felt perfect for the name of the protagonist’s friend.
Do you base your places on places you’ve traveled to or ones that you’ve read about?
Yes & No, Earth cities are either cities I’ve visited or lived in or are inspired by them but my fantasy and science fiction settings are often from dreams. Bits and pieces of the made up worlds might also be inspired by fictional stories I’ve read and watched. For example, I often have planets with one of the few climates from Earth. One planet might be like the tropical climates and another like the polar climates. Then I often add a fantastical characteristic like glowing leaves and water that gets clearer where the dirt and sand is disrupted by taking a step instead of becoming cloudier.
If you had the chance to live in the world you’ve created, would you?
If I had the chance to live in the world I’ve created I would or would not depending on the world. Perhaps I would like living on planets Scepter and Funen as one is a beautiful jungle world and the other a fun place of relics. I would not however choose to live on the desert planet Vortex…at least not in its current state. Perhaps if Colsam and Theopat get a chance to turn it around I might change my mind but for now I’m good on Earth. 😉
About the Author:
Stephanie Hansen is a PenCraft and Global Book Award Winning Author. Her novella series, Altered Helix, released 2020 and book one of the Transformed Nexus duology, Replaced Parts, released 2021. Her short story, Break Time, and poetry has been featured in Mind’s Eye literary magazine. The Kansas Writers Association published her short story, Existing Forces, appointing her as a noted author. She has held a deep passion for writing since early childhood, but a brush with death caused her to allow it to grow. She’s part of an SCBWI critique group in Lawrence, KS and two local book clubs. She attends many writers’ conferences including the Writing Day Workshops, New York Pitch, Penned Con, New Letters, All Write Now, Show Me Writers Master Class, BEA, and Nebraska Writers Guild conference as well as Book Fairs and Comic-Cons. She is a member of the deaf and hard of hearing community.
The amazing conclusion to the Transformed Nexus duology, OMITTED PIECES, explores uncharted territory with dangerous compassion.
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