S.E. Anderson: Inalienable

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This week on the blog, I’m so excited to feature the multitalented S.E. Anderson. From astrophysics to knitting, writing to Bookstagram photography, and sourdough to sushi, this amazing woman does it all. Today, we’re celebrating the release of INALIENABLE—Book Seven in her fabulous scifi STARSTRUCK SAGA.

EC: What inspired you to write the STARSTRUCK series—and how long have you been working on it?

SEA: Believe it or not, it’s been ten years now since the seed of what would become Starstruck was born! One of my best friends – my first ever writing buddy! – and I really wanted to write something fun and episodic. We were missing Doctor Who, and lamenting the lack of fun scifi in the YA genre. So we wrote the books we wanted to read. Years later, I still couldn’t get these adventures out of my head, and they gave me their blessing to take it and do with it what I will. The books that are out now don’t look anything like those first tentative attempts!

EC: What’s your favorite aspect of the series?

SEA: I love how the characters surprise me. I always try to go into my drafts with a plan, but Sally will constantly pull me another direction. 

EC: Is INALIENABLE the last book in the series? If so, how will you feel about closing the book on STARSTRUCK—so to speak? And if not, what’s next in the STARSTRUCK world? 

SEA: Not done, not yet! It’s only book seven and I’ve promised my readers this saga will be ten books long. I have a feeling it’s going to be incredibly cathartic to close the book on this series, so to speak. I have the whole arc planned – if Sally doesn’t pull a fast one on me.

EC: How have you grown and changed as a writer since you started writing the series? What’s the most important lesson you learned along the way? 

SEA: So much. So much so that I find it hard to reread the first book(s), despite it not being that long since I’ve read them! I can’t put my finger on what department I’ve grown the most in. I’ve learned so much about pacing, dialogue, and writing for myself. These days, there’s so much more I want to say with these silly books!

EC: What advice would you have for new writers who are just starting out? 

SEA: Just keep writing. Even if it’s bad. Especially if it’s bad. You learn to write well by writing lots. Reading loads. And your first draft will always, absolutely always, be terrible.

About the Book

Framed for a murder you actually did commit? Rude.

Sally’s saved the Earth from another alien predator only to be rewarded with a jail cell. With her family threatened by the Agency if she doesn’t rat out Zander and Blayde, her only option to escape the Alliance is to plead ‘aliens’ in a court of law. At least at the Hill Institute for the Criminally Insane, she’ll have time to clear her mind and focus – on revenge.

Finding a way to break out of an institution and cross half the galaxy would be much easier if it weren’t for the midnight screams of terror and eerie doppelgangers lurking at the Hill. With the Agency too focused on capturing the siblings to actually protect the planet, it’s up to Sally to save the day.

Between murder-clown apparitions, alien advocacy groups, and a new translator with compulsive corporate branding, Sally’s got her work cut out for her. Too bad the best plan she can come up with amounts to faux-regicide with the help of an exasperated starship captain. Will she ever find the time to just Netflix and chill?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56644645-inalienable

https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B08VHNLSZV

About the Author 

S.E. ANDERSON is the author of the YA science fiction humor series THE STARSTRUCK SAGA, as well as a YA contemporary novel, AIX MARKS THE SPOT, based on her childhood in Provence. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary sciences in Besancon, France.

You can find her at seandersonauthor.com.

This week on the blog, I’m so excited to feature the multitalented S.E. Anderson. From astrophysics to knitting, writing to Bookstagram photography, and sourdough to sushi, this amazing woman does it all. Today, we’re celebrating the release of INALIENABLE—Book Seven in her fabulous scifi STARSTRUCK SAGA.

EC: What inspired you to write the STARSTRUCK series—and how long have you been working on it?

SEA: Believe it or not, it’s been ten years now since the seed of what would become Starstruck was born! One of my best friends – my first ever writing buddy! – and I really wanted to write something fun and episodic. We were missing Doctor Who, and lamenting the lack of fun scifi in the YA genre. So we wrote the books we wanted to read. Years later, I still couldn’t get these adventures out of my head, and they gave me their blessing to take it and do with it what I will. The books that are out now don’t look anything like those first tentative attempts!

EC: What’s your favorite aspect of the series?

SEA: I love how the characters surprise me. I always try to go into my drafts with a plan, but Sally will constantly pull me another direction. 

EC: Is INALIENABLE the last book in the series? If so, how will you feel about closing the book on STARSTRUCK—so to speak? And if not, what’s next in the STARSTRUCK world? 

SEA: Not done, not yet! It’s only book seven and I’ve promised my readers this saga will be ten books long. I have a feeling it’s going to be incredibly cathartic to close the book on this series, so to speak. I have the whole arc planned – if Sally doesn’t pull a fast one on me.

EC: How have you grown and changed as a writer since you started writing the series? What’s the most important lesson you learned along the way? 

SEA: So much. So much so that I find it hard to reread the first book(s), despite it not being that long since I’ve read them! I can’t put my finger on what department I’ve grown the most in. I’ve learned so much about pacing, dialogue, and writing for myself. These days, there’s so much more I want to say with these silly books!

EC: What advice would you have for new writers who are just starting out? 

SEA: Just keep writing. Even if it’s bad. Especially if it’s bad. You learn to write well by writing lots. Reading loads. And your first draft will always, absolutely always, be terrible.

About the Book

Framed for a murder you actually did commit? Rude.

Sally’s saved the Earth from another alien predator only to be rewarded with a jail cell. With her family threatened by the Agency if she doesn’t rat out Zander and Blayde, her only option to escape the Alliance is to plead ‘aliens’ in a court of law. At least at the Hill Institute for the Criminally Insane, she’ll have time to clear her mind and focus – on revenge.

Finding a way to break out of an institution and cross half the galaxy would be much easier if it weren’t for the midnight screams of terror and eerie doppelgangers lurking at the Hill. With the Agency too focused on capturing the siblings to actually protect the planet, it’s up to Sally to save the day.

Between murder-clown apparitions, alien advocacy groups, and a new translator with compulsive corporate branding, Sally’s got her work cut out for her. Too bad the best plan she can come up with amounts to faux-regicide with the help of an exasperated starship captain. Will she ever find the time to just Netflix and chill?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56644645-inalienable

https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B08VHNLSZV

About the Author 

S.E. ANDERSON is the author of the YA science fiction humor series THE STARSTRUCK SAGA, as well as a YA contemporary novel, AIX MARKS THE SPOT, based on her childhood in Provence. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary sciences in Besancon, France.

You can find her at seandersonauthor.com.

This week on the blog, I’m so excited to feature the multitalented S.E. Anderson. From astrophysics to knitting, writing to Bookstagram photography, and sourdough to sushi, this amazing woman does it all. Today, we’re celebrating the release of INALIENABLE—Book Seven in her fabulous scifi STARSTRUCK SAGA.

EC: What inspired you to write the STARSTRUCK series—and how long have you been working on it?

SEA: Believe it or not, it’s been ten years now since the seed of what would become Starstruck was born! One of my best friends – my first ever writing buddy! – and I really wanted to write something fun and episodic. We were missing Doctor Who, and lamenting the lack of fun scifi in the YA genre. So we wrote the books we wanted to read. Years later, I still couldn’t get these adventures out of my head, and they gave me their blessing to take it and do with it what I will. The books that are out now don’t look anything like those first tentative attempts!

EC: What’s your favorite aspect of the series? 

SEA: I love how the characters surprise me. I always try to go into my drafts with a plan, but Sally will constantly pull me another direction. 

EC: Is INALIENABLE the last book in the series? If so, how will you feel about closing the book on STARSTRUCK—so to speak? And if not, what’s next in the STARSTRUCK world?

SEA: Not done, not yet! It’s only book seven and I’ve promised my readers this saga will be ten books long. I have a feeling it’s going to be incredibly cathartic to close the book on this series, so to speak. I have the whole arc planned – if Sally doesn’t pull a fast one on me. 

EC: How have you grown and changed as a writer since you started writing the series? What’s the most important lesson you learned along the way?

SEA: So much. So much so that I find it hard to reread the first book(s), despite it not being that long since I’ve read them! I can’t put my finger on what department I’ve grown the most in. I’ve learned so much about pacing, dialogue, and writing for myself. These days, there’s so much more I want to say with these silly books! 

EC: What advice would you have for new writers who are just starting out?

SEA: Just keep writing. Even if it’s bad. Especially if it’s bad. You learn to write well by writing lots. Reading loads. And your first draft will always, absolutely always, be terrible.

About the Book

Framed for a murder you actually did commit? Rude.

Sally’s saved the Earth from another alien predator only to be rewarded with a jail cell. With her family threatened by the Agency if she doesn’t rat out Zander and Blayde, her only option to escape the Alliance is to plead ‘aliens’ in a court of law. At least at the Hill Institute for the Criminally Insane, she’ll have time to clear her mind and focus – on revenge.

Finding a way to break out of an institution and cross half the galaxy would be much easier if it weren’t for the midnight screams of terror and eerie doppelgangers lurking at the Hill. With the Agency too focused on capturing the siblings to actually protect the planet, it’s up to Sally to save the day.

Between murder-clown apparitions, alien advocacy groups, and a new translator with compulsive corporate branding, Sally’s got her work cut out for her. Too bad the best plan she can come up with amounts to faux-regicide with the help of an exasperated starship captain. Will she ever find the time to just Netflix and chill?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56644645-inalienable

https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B08VHNLSZV

About the Author

S.E. ANDERSON is the author of the YA science fiction humor series THE STARSTRUCK SAGA, as well as a YA contemporary novel, AIX MARKS THE SPOT, based on her childhood in Provence. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary sciences in Besancon, France.

You can find her at seandersonauthor.com.

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This week on the blog, I’m so excited to feature the multitalented S.E. Anderson. From astrophysics to knitting, writing to Bookstagram photography, and sourdough to sushi, this amazing woman does it all. Today, we’re celebrating the release of INALIENABLE—Book Seven in her fabulous scifi STARSTRUCK SAGA.

EC: What inspired you to write the STARSTRUCK series—and how long have you been working on it?

SEA: Believe it or not, it’s been ten years now since the seed of what would become Starstruck was born! One of my best friends – my first ever writing buddy! – and I really wanted to write something fun and episodic. We were missing Doctor Who, and lamenting the lack of fun scifi in the YA genre. So we wrote the books we wanted to read. Years later, I still couldn’t get these adventures out of my head, and they gave me their blessing to take it and do with it what I will. The books that are out now don’t look anything like those first tentative attempts!

EC: What’s your favorite aspect of the series? 

SEA: I love how the characters surprise me. I always try to go into my drafts with a plan, but Sally will constantly pull me another direction. 

EC: Is INALIENABLE the last book in the series? If so, how will you feel about closing the book on STARSTRUCK—so to speak? And if not, what’s next in the STARSTRUCK world?

SEA: Not done, not yet! It’s only book seven and I’ve promised my readers this saga will be ten books long. I have a feeling it’s going to be incredibly cathartic to close the book on this series, so to speak. I have the whole arc planned – if Sally doesn’t pull a fast one on me. 

EC: How have you grown and changed as a writer since you started writing the series? What’s the most important lesson you learned along the way?

SEA: So much. So much so that I find it hard to reread the first book(s), despite it not being that long since I’ve read them! I can’t put my finger on what department I’ve grown the most in. I’ve learned so much about pacing, dialogue, and writing for myself. These days, there’s so much more I want to say with these silly books! 

EC: What advice would you have for new writers who are just starting out?

SEA: Just keep writing. Even if it’s bad. Especially if it’s bad. You learn to write well by writing lots. Reading loads. And your first draft will always, absolutely always, be terrible.

About the Book

Framed for a murder you actually did commit? Rude.

Sally’s saved the Earth from another alien predator only to be rewarded with a jail cell. With her family threatened by the Agency if she doesn’t rat out Zander and Blayde, her only option to escape the Alliance is to plead ‘aliens’ in a court of law. At least at the Hill Institute for the Criminally Insane, she’ll have time to clear her mind and focus – on revenge.

Finding a way to break out of an institution and cross half the galaxy would be much easier if it weren’t for the midnight screams of terror and eerie doppelgangers lurking at the Hill. With the Agency too focused on capturing the siblings to actually protect the planet, it’s up to Sally to save the day.

Between murder-clown apparitions, alien advocacy groups, and a new translator with compulsive corporate branding, Sally’s got her work cut out for her. Too bad the best plan she can come up with amounts to faux-regicide with the help of an exasperated starship captain. Will she ever find the time to just Netflix and chill?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56644645-inalienable

https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B08VHNLSZV

About the Author

S.E. ANDERSON is the author of the YA science fiction humor series THE STARSTRUCK SAGA, as well as a YA contemporary novel, AIX MARKS THE SPOT, based on her childhood in Provence. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary sciences in Besancon, France.

You can find her at seandersonauthor.com.

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This week on the blog, I’m so excited to feature the multitalented S.E. Anderson. From astrophysics to knitting, writing to Bookstagram photography, and sourdough to sushi, this amazing woman does it all. Today, we’re celebrating the release of INALIENABLE—Book Seven in her fabulous scifi STARSTRUCK SAGA.

EC: What inspired you to write the STARSTRUCK series—and how long have you been working on it?

SEA: Believe it or not, it’s been ten years now since the seed of what would become Starstruck was born! One of my best friends – my first ever writing buddy! – and I really wanted to write something fun and episodic. We were missing Doctor Who, and lamenting the lack of fun scifi in the YA genre. So we wrote the books we wanted to read. Years later, I still couldn’t get these adventures out of my head, and they gave me their blessing to take it and do with it what I will. The books that are out now don’t look anything like those first tentative attempts!

EC: What’s your favorite aspect of the series? 

SEA: I love how the characters surprise me. I always try to go into my drafts with a plan, but Sally will constantly pull me another direction. 

EC: Is INALIENABLE the last book in the series? If so, how will you feel about closing the book on STARSTRUCK—so to speak? And if not, what’s next in the STARSTRUCK world?

SEA: Not done, not yet! It’s only book seven and I’ve promised my readers this saga will be ten books long. I have a feeling it’s going to be incredibly cathartic to close the book on this series, so to speak. I have the whole arc planned – if Sally doesn’t pull a fast one on me. 

EC: How have you grown and changed as a writer since you started writing the series? What’s the most important lesson you learned along the way?

SEA: So much. So much so that I find it hard to reread the first book(s), despite it not being that long since I’ve read them! I can’t put my finger on what department I’ve grown the most in. I’ve learned so much about pacing, dialogue, and writing for myself. These days, there’s so much more I want to say with these silly books! 

EC: What advice would you have for new writers who are just starting out?

SEA: Just keep writing. Even if it’s bad. Especially if it’s bad. You learn to write well by writing lots. Reading loads. And your first draft will always, absolutely always, be terrible.

About the Book

Framed for a murder you actually did commit? Rude.

Sally’s saved the Earth from another alien predator only to be rewarded with a jail cell. With her family threatened by the Agency if she doesn’t rat out Zander and Blayde, her only option to escape the Alliance is to plead ‘aliens’ in a court of law. At least at the Hill Institute for the Criminally Insane, she’ll have time to clear her mind and focus – on revenge.

Finding a way to break out of an institution and cross half the galaxy would be much easier if it weren’t for the midnight screams of terror and eerie doppelgangers lurking at the Hill. With the Agency too focused on capturing the siblings to actually protect the planet, it’s up to Sally to save the day.

Between murder-clown apparitions, alien advocacy groups, and a new translator with compulsive corporate branding, Sally’s got her work cut out for her. Too bad the best plan she can come up with amounts to faux-regicide with the help of an exasperated starship captain. Will she ever find the time to just Netflix and chill?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56644645-inalienable

https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B08VHNLSZV

About the Author

S.E. ANDERSON is the author of the YA science fiction humor series THE STARSTRUCK SAGA, as well as a YA contemporary novel, AIX MARKS THE SPOT, based on her childhood in Provence. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary sciences in Besancon, France.

You can find her at seandersonauthor.com.

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