What inspired you to become an author?
I’ve always been an author. From the moment I put pen to paper at 3 ½ years old, I was an author. I’ve been writing short stories, lyrics and poetry as far back as I have memory (3 y.o.). Now, what inspired me to become a published author is a completely separate question J
Do you have a specific writing style?
Abstract. Definitely abstract.
Do you write in different genres?
Yes. Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Historical and anything else that materializes in my mind. I don’t limit myself when it comes to my writing.
If yes which is your favorite genre to write?
Sci-Fi and Romance are two of my faves right now. Sci-Fi is just so vast and opens your mind to anything you can think of. Nothing is off limits. Romance because it’s filled with hope, love, companionship and remembrance.
How did you come up with the title for your latest book?
The original title was Darkness in Light. I still have a soft spot in my heart for that title but I had to let it go because it was too common. One consistent theme of the book was the darkness of Adam’s mind. That led me to Opaque. Adam’s mind is an opaque object, where very little light enters and passes through.
Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?
Both. Sometimes the title comes first. Usually, the story comes first and the title afterwards.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Larry Strauss. Without a doubt. His spiritual light is just absolutely amazing. His writing is so amazing because he is.
What books are in your to read pile?
An untitled non-fiction manuscript by LaShelle Cooper, Knights of Enmity by Sedrie Danielle, Eve by William Paul Young and The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer.
What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?
Split Adam (Book 2 of the Scion Saga), an untitled YA/Sci-Fi epic fantasy, and an untitled Romantic Suspense I’ve just completed.
Who designed the cover of your latest book?
I designed it, along with graphic book cover artist www.JoshuaJadon.com
The Scion Saga
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Nnylluc Book Group LLC
Date of Publication: 10/22/2016
Number of pages: 256
Word Count: 96,910
Cover Artist: Calix Leigh-Reign
and Joshua Jadon
"Her crimson limbal ring glows and I focus my sight as the incandescence dims. I clearly see it for sure this time. There's no denying it. Carly isn't human. She's something more - and if she isn't human, neither am I."
For those craving an untapped Sci-Fi niche - Opaque delivers in this gripping page-turner involving mutated Limbal rings, biokenretic anomalies, mental dysfunction, perplexing Russian ancestry & romance.
Cālix takes us on an adventure that begins when 16 year old misanthropic Adam unknowingly reaches biokenretic puberty, and his supernatural abilities awaken to save him from his murderous intentions. His every thought revolves around the extinction of the human race until mysterious Afro-Russian Carly Wit stumbles into his English class one morning. Adam notices something otherworldly about her immediately but denies the bio-synch taking place inside of him. As he resists their blossoming love, he battles with unnatural thoughts of his mother.
Discovering his origin isn't what he'd thought, he becomes determined to peel back the layers of his lineage and unmasks a multitude of mind-bending secrets along the way.
About the Author:
Cālix is the published author of the Russian-mutant, psychological Sci-Fi fantasy novel, Opaque. She's a certified paralegal and has studied creative writing under English teacher, script writer and published author Larry Strauss. Her earliest literary inspirations include Alice Walker, Larry Strauss, VC Andrews and Stephen King. She spent a majority of her childhood in libraries and developed an intense relationship with words. She's a member of YARWA and RWA and is currently serving as a judge for YARWA's 2016 Rosemary Contest. She enjoys prayer, discovering the minds of those who rebel against social programming, listening to music, a great cup of coffee, exquisite ethnic cuisine, spending time with family and friends, attending movie premieres, traveling and the arts. She spends her free time in the gym, fantasizing about story plots and different ways of changing the world.