#Characterinterview with Ocean Banks from SIREN COVE by JM Northup @jm_northup

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any character or author interviews from my fellow writers.  So to kick off 2017, let’s meet Ocean Banks from SIREN COVE by J.M. Northup.  Love your name, btw.

Who are you?  What is your name?

Ocean Banks.

Are you a fictional or historical character?

I’m fictional.

What should we know about you?

I’m 17 years old and a native of Seattle, Washington. Both my parents were professors at Seattle Pacific University, who specialized in different aspects of Oceanography. However, I lost my mother during a family outing on the Pacific when I was 7 years old – Megaladon swallowed her whole! As you can imagine, the event shaped the course of my life.

How horrible !  Tell us about your story:  When and where is your tale set?

My story begins in Seattle, WA and ends in the Florida everglades.

What is your personal goal? I mean, what do you ultimately want?

I want to prove that Megaladon exists in order to protect unsuspecting people, but also, to give credibility back to my dad. However, the more I learn about the aquatic world around us, the more I realize we aren’t alone. There are more things out there than just a super-predator!

What is standing in your way? What conflict(s) do you face?

For one, Alex! I don’t care how handsome and intelligent Alejandro Fernandez is, he’s still the proverbial thorn in my side. Despite watching Megaladon kill his father when he tried to rescue my mom, Alex won’t admit the truth. He’s too concerned with building his own career so he won’t associate with anything controversial… except my dad.

Alex has no compulsions about accepting my dad’s help or riding on the notoriety my parents built together, which keeps Dad respected enough to maintain a presence in the academic world. After everything my father’s done for him, can you believe he agreed to spy on us during Dad’s Florida manatee study? Yeah – he reports to the University like HE’S the Ph.D. and Dad’s the graduate student. It makes me sick!

Wow, that sounds like a really interesting story.  How do I get a copy of your book? 

It isn’t available yet. It should be out before summer 2017.

When it is released, you can purchase the ebook at www.amazon.com/J.M.-Northup/e/B00KKQVFI0 and the paperback from any bookstore or book vendor.

I’m definitely  checking it out.  In the meantime, to follow up on the process of Siren Cove or to read her other books, you can connect with J.M. Northup at:

Creativia Publishing Author Page: http://www.creativia.org/ya-fiction-and-dystopian-thrillers-texas-author-jm-northup.html

Twitter: http://twitter.com/JM_Northup

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorjmnorthup

Google Pus: http://plus.google.com/u/0/104139479334700829684

Blog: http://jmnorthup.blogspot.com/

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/J.M.-Northup/e/B00KKQVFI0

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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4 Responses to #Characterinterview with Ocean Banks from SIREN COVE by JM Northup @jm_northup

  1. Sounds an interesting story. I’ll be looking out for it.

    I like the idea of character interviews. I’ve interviewed some of my own characters, but never someone else.

  2. Mari Collier says:

    You’ve given your character a huge task. I do hope it is a huge success.

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