Author Interview with Sarah Dalton
I’m hosting an interview today with author Sarah Dalton, the author of YA dystopian novel series “The Unleashed”. Thank you for answering my questions, Sarah!
2) Where did you get the inspiration from for The Blemished series?
Well, I think a few of us read the Hunger Games and thought ‘wow, I want to write a story like that’, so the Hunger Games was a big inspiration. But I’ve been reading adult dystopian books for a long time. I love authors like Margaret Atwood, Goerge Orwell and JG Ballard.
5) What was the most challenging part about writing The Unleashed?
I always thought it would be the ending but somehow that came easily. I had a clear image in my mind for Mina and it was something very different to the epilogues I’ve read in other YA books where the MC settles down and has children. I think the most challenging part was getting the book to the standard it needed to be. The editing was brutal!
Title: The Unleashed (Blemished #3)
Author: Sarah Dalton
Genre: YA Dystopian
“I wanted to live. I wanted us to have a future, and there was nothing else on my mind. With Daniel by my side I ran so fast my lungs ached.”
Mina’s world is turned upside down as an important person from her past materialises to take her away from the Compound. She finds herself separated from her friends and facing life-changing decisions on her own.
Meanwhile Daniel is on a mission to find Mina when he becomes involved in the Resistance – along with the rest of the Freaks. His visions take their toll as he learns of an event that could devastate the people he loves the most. Only he can stop it.
Angela finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime as she helps Sebastian find his father in Area 14. After action and adventure on the way there, the group are thrown into another life and death situation… can Angela find a way out?
Fans of the popular YA dystopia series Blemished will not be disappointed by this thrilling conclusion. It will keep you guessing right up to the very last page.
Trust no one.
Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult.
Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a young adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, Apex Magazine, PANK magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons. Her short story ‘Vampires Wear Chanel’ is featured in the Wyvern Publication Fangtales available from Amazon.
The Blemished series is Sarah’s first full-length work of fiction. In a Fractured Britain, Mina Hart has to fight against the Genetic Enhancement Ministry to win back her rights.