Describe your journey as an author so far.
Exhausting, terrifying, exciting—it’s so many things. I poured my heart and soul into this novel and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. Although, it does still feel a bit surreal that I have a book out on shelves, and that I am a real author. That may take a bit longer to settle in than I expected.
How do you stay motivated?
I’m a very motivated person when something matters to me. It’s almost natural. The only issue I have is letting fear of failure rear its ugly head at me. Failure should never deter someone from reaching their goals.
What has been your biggest obstacle while writing and how have you overcome it?
As I said above, I’d have to say fear—or more specifically, the “imposter syndrome.” I experienced a lot of that as I tried to push my book forward. In fact, I still feel that way a bit, but the important thing is I never let it stop me.
Why did you write this book?
Becoming an author was a dream I’ve had for a long while. I adore fantasy and almost exclusively read it. That coupled with my love of the written word—it just felt fitting for me to write one.
What do you hope readers would take away from this book?
Amethysta is on a self-discovering journey, and I hoped that maybe younger readers might be able to relate to that as they go through their own journey in life.
How long did it take you to write Throne of Lies?
I’ve been writing Throne of Lies on and off for nine years. I’d say it was more consistently about four or five years. It took me a long while since I had no solid plans to finish it until about two years ago. I became determined to really get this rolling and spent most of my free time during those years writing away.
What’s next for you?
Finishing the Amethysta trilogy and working on another series on the side. I will also still be working as a voice actress and YouTube content creator.
What genres do you read?
I stated before that I almost exclusively read fantasy and that is true. Pretty much all I’ve ever read has been fantasy! However, I want to begin exploring other genres.
About Sara Secora
Sara Secora has a passion for all things gamer and nerdy, as evidenced on her YouTube channel, AviGaming. She is also a well-branded voice over artist.
Secora has always been in love with writing, and in 2007 she turned her talents to the arduous endeavor of authoring an exciting fantasy trilogy. Her whimsical stories are full of enchantment, mystique, and insight—destined to intrigue readers of any age.
Secora lives in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to explore old and new avenues for her talent and hard work.
To learn more, please visit: www.SaraSecora.com
Title: Throne of Lies by Sara Secora
As a seventeen-year-old ruler chafing under the obligations of her bloodline, Princess Amethysta Serelle finds the royal life anything but enchanting.
Betrothed to a nefarious highborn, Amethysta’s heart mourns her lost chance at love—that is, until she becomes mesmerized by someone other than her suitor, and her heart begins to beat anew.
Desperate to keep her daughter on the path toward duty and the throne, the queen keeps a deadly secret. But as Amethysta balances the burden of expectations and freedom, the glowing, blue truth will not stay hidden for much longer.
Desire and duty battle on, further complicated by strange occurrences happening to Amethysta’s body. She struggles for control as her once unquestioned reality is obliterated.
Will she discover the truth, in her heart and hands, before it’s too late?
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