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Shawn was born in Clovis New Mexico, but grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska. He currently resides in Papillion, Nebraska. Besides writing, he enjoys playing the guitar, worshiping Jesus in church, and spending time with his wife and children.

Shawn has been writing fiction since he has been old enough to hold a pencil. His first stories were written back in the day when his parents and siblings were his entire fan-base.

Shawn is currently building a following with three novels and one novelette to his name. In addition, he has had numerous short stories published in various magazine and online publications.

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About the Book:

Title: THE SPACE BETWEEN
Author: Shawn D. Brink
Publisher: Martin Sisters Publishing
Pages: 330
Genre: Christian/fantasy/apocalyptic thriller trilogy

BOOK BLURB:

When Hunter and his wife Nora begin to have nightmarish visions of evil and death, they feel driven to find what truth lies behind them. But the truth that they find is terrifying.

The enemy they must face is powerful and unless defeated, will mean the end of the world as they know it.

Only by standing firm and relying on each other as well as on God, can they achieve victory.

But is victory even possible?

For Hunter and Nora, only time can reveal these answers.

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Would you call yourself a born writer?

Absolutely. I have been writing since I was old enough to hold a pencil.

What was your inspiration for The Space Between trilogy?

The Bible is full of prophecy concerning the end of the world. Reading these passages, one can’t help but think on how the apocalypse might come about. So, I wrote The Space Between trilogy as my fictional interpretation concerning that event.

What themes do you like to explore in your writing?

The central theme in The Space Between trilogy is one of hope; hope in redemption, salvation, and the idea that good will always triumph over evil.

How long did it take you to complete the novel?

Each novel in the trilogy took about a year, give or take.

Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.

I wouldn’t consider myself disciplined as much as loyal to my discipline. What I mean is that my schedule amends as needed to keep everything in balance between God, family, life, and writing. That being said, I write any moment that is not already claimed, and I hope that in the future, as my publishing successes increase, I can dedicate more time to my craft.

As far as my writing schedule, here is a typical week:

Mon – Fri:

5:15am             Writing

8:45am             go to my day job

6:30pm             get home from work and see my family

8:00pm             market my writing/write/blog/network/set up events/anything else related to writing

9:30pm             spend more time with family

10:30pm           Go to bed (dream about writing)

Sat

Spend each available moment either with family, writing, or doing Saturday things like grocery shop, go on a family outing, and the like.

Sun

Rest (minimal writing – more time with family and with God)

What did you find most challenging about writing this book?

Time is the greatest challenge. I hope to be a full-time novelist at some point in my future. However, for now, I have to juggle a full-time job along with my writing career (not to mention all other life priorities).

What do you love most about being an author?

I love watching what’s inside of my head, grow into new creations upon the pages of my books. Also, it’s great to see the popularity of my books increasing and it puts a warm spot in my heart whenever I hear that somebody enjoyed reading them.

Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?

All of my books are published in the small press market. So far, I have been very happy with my decision. The great thing about small presses is the freedom afforded to the author. You have more say in things like cover-design, editing, and the overall appearance of the finished product. Also, things get done quicker. Gabriel’s Horn press for example, released Hell on Earth mere months after the contract was signed.

The only drawback to the small presses is the fact that it’s harder to get your books noticed by a large audience. To help overcome this challenge, I am currently soliciting literary agents for representation of my next novel (a supernatural thriller) and currently have a few interested.

Where can we find you on the web?

Website:                       https://shawnbrinkauthor.wordpress.com/

Facebook:                    https://www.facebook.com/shawnbrinkauthor1

Twitter:                         https://twitter.com/shawnbrinkauth2

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Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is an outsider at her high school. Quiet and shy, as well as cursed with a tortuous family past, she can’t hope to attract the attention of popular Tyler Marsh, for whom she has a crush. How could a girl like her, a girl with a low social status, an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned her, dare hope anything at all in life?

Then the nightmares begin… nightmares of a horrible massacre at school…

What do these dreams mean? Is Anna somehow having a glimpse of the future?

Things get more confusing when she realizes Tyler is having the same dreams. In fact, he seems to be sharing the same dreams with her, at the same time. Thus begins Anna and Tyler’s dark relationship as together they try to decipher the meaning of the nightmares and in doing so discover their connection to quantum physics and multiple parallel dimensions.

I’m a huge fan of Sokoloff and have read all of her books. I was thrilled to read this her first young adult novel, which, in my opinion, is her darkest work to date. Sokoloff has a gift of pulling readers immediately into her stories. Her writing style, though simple and succinct, is exquisite. She knows how to combine long sentences with sudden short ones, thus creating a sensuous cadence and rhythm. The novel is also filled with vivid images, mystery and a strong atmosphere of danger. I also like the way she interlaces psychological elements into the plot, thus adding depth to the story.

One of the aspects of this novel I enjoyed the most was how Sokoloff incorporated quantum physics and the idea of multiple dimensions and parallel universes into her storyline. This definitely adds something different and original from other teen horror novels in the market today. It also stimulates readers’ minds. The story crosses genres; it’s a thriller with a bit of horror and a dash of the supernatural.

I highly recommend The Space Between to fans of dark YA thrillers as well as to those readers who like a sprinkle of science in their books.

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