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Forget Me Not & Remember Me Blog Tour ~ Interview with Stacey Nash

Forget Me Not and Remember Me

Author Stacey Nash dropped by AWD to share some insight into her series, characters and writing inspirations. Check out the interview below!

AWD: Tell us a little bit about Forget Me Not, Remember Me and what inspired you to write this particular story.
SN: The Collective Series follows the story of Anamae, a teen who stumbles upon a pendant that belonged to her mother who’s been missing almost half of Anamae’s life. I’ve always been fascinated in conspiracy theories, in particular the illuminate, so I guess that together with the fact I have a family member with memory loss is what drove me to write this series.

AWD: Who was your favorite character to write and why?
SN: Jax, because he was a lot of fun and often dragged the story in a direction I wasn’t expecting it to take. He’s a bit of a loose cannon at time, and definitely has a mind of his own.

AWD: Will there be any more books in the series?

SN: Yes. The Collective series was always planned as a four book series. I’ve just finished book 3, and am about to start working on book 4.

AWD: How would you describe the genre in which you do most of your writing?
SN: I’m pretty sure it’s not a genre, but I like to call it Urban Science Fiction. A real mix of advanced tech sci-fi in a setting secluded from public knowledge, just like must urban fantasy stories. Because it’s young adult, it has a fast pace and high tension.

AWD: What motivated you to start writing in this genre?
SN: When I first started writing that’s where my heart lead me. I’ve always loved the type of science fiction seen in the TV shows like Fringe and Agents S.H.E.I.L.D, so I drew a lot of inspiration from there, which I combined with my love of YA urban fantasy.

AWD: How many books have you written so far? (Please include titles, publisher, date of publication and a brief description of the book/books.)
SN: I’ve written a total of six books, only two have been published. Two more will be published as part of that same series and the other two are currently still works progress.

The published books are Forget Me Not and Remember Me, books 1 and 2 in the Collective Series. Both published by HarperCollins Australia in August and October respectively. (info and links below) 

AWD: Do you write everyday? How much time do you spend on your writing?
SN: I love writing and find that if I go a day without putting new words on the screen, I don’t feel complete. Also, if I want to build a career out of writing, I need to treat it like a job, so I make sure I invest at least 4-6 hours into writing every day. 

AWD: What will your next book be about?
SN: I’ve actually just finished a book (and am currently working on the sequel) that is a New Adult contemporary romance. It’s about a college student who has to realize the perfection she’s sought her whole life is not what will make her happy. I’m not sure if it will be published next or my YA sci-fi about a girl who wanders outside the dome of her colony on the planet Lucania only to realize she’s a mutant who can breathe the carbon dioxide rich atmosphere.

About the Collective Series

Anamae is drawn into a world which shatters everything she knew to be true.
Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother's favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. They're not just jewellery, they're part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewellery's power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device - and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she's Enemy Number One. She's forced to leave her father behind when she's taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends' lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.




Forget Me Not
Forget Me Not

Anamae is drawn into a world which shatters everything she knew to be true.

Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother's favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. They're not just jewellery, they're part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewellery's power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device - and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she's Enemy Number One. She's forced to leave her father behind when she's taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends' lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.



Buy links for Forget Me Not, Collective Series, book 1


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Praise for the Book

"Forget Me Not is a tension-fueled, adventurous and brilliantly written novel that shows the dangers and powers of a controlling environment . If you are a fan of George Orwell’s classic “1984″ you will LOVE this book." ~ Heidi, Amazon

"I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel by Aussie author Stacey Nash. The tension, the twists and turns throughout, the web of intrigue – all had me glued to the pages." ~ Brenda Telford, Goodreads

"Find a comfy spot to read Forget Me Not by Stacey Nash, I devoured this story in one sitting. I’m not sure what I was expecting when I picked up the novel, however, I did enjoy the story. Technology, betrayal, and battle all shared equal parts in this debut novel." ~ Amazon customer

“I love the new world Stacey has created here which is right up with any other speculative fiction I have read. If you love a good conspiracy theory story, you will love this.” ~ Emmaly, Mundie Moms blog.



Remember Me
Remember Me

An exciting new adventure from Stacey Nash, set in the world of The Collective.

When all is lost, she must remember...

Anamae Gilbert managed to thwart The Collective and rescue her father, even though his mind is now a shell. Determined to stop Councilor Manvyke hurting her family again, she's training to become an active resistance member and falling hard for resistance fighter Jax Belfry. But things never sail along smoothly - Manvyke wants retribution and Anamae's name is high on his list.

After a blow to the head, she awakes in an unfamiliar location unable to remember the last few weeks. She can't believe the fascinating new technology she's seeing. She's the new kid at school, and although weapons training comes with ease, something feels off. Why does the other new kid's smile make her heart ache?
And why does her gut tell her to run?


Buy links for Remember Me, Collective Series, book 2



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Stacey NashAuthor Stacey Nash

Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. She loves to read and write books that have a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area.







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