S.M. Freedman

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: September 01, 2016

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Hi S.M., It's a pleasure to have you over today. Please tell us about your book "Impact Winter".


For decades, I Fidele’s soulless leaders kidnapped psychic children and sharpened their gifts into weapons used to reshape humanity. Ryanne Jervis was one such child, but she learned the truth too late to stop I Fidele from implementing the first part of their plan: Global destruction and the incineration of millions of innocent lives.

Now the impact winter has come, cloaking the earth in smoke, cold—and silence. Isolated on a compound in the mountains of Colorado, Ryanne is haunted by visions of the second phase of I Fidele’s new world order: The round-up and brutal internment of all survivors. Seeking absolution for their part in the fall of humanity, and determined to save those who remain, Ryanne’s small group of Blasphemare must turn I Fidele’s most prized weapon—their own children—against them.

What should readers expect from you titles?

A wild ride.

If you could have dinner with an author, who would it be?

Stephen King. I'd love to spend a bit of time inside his head.

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

I couldn't have done it without my WorldWiseWriters group, my acquisitions editor Kjersti Egerdahl (of Thomas & Mercer - Amazon Publishing), my content and copy editors Hannah Sullivan and Laurel Robinson, and my amazing publicist, Paula Margulies.

What's your day job like?

I'm fortunate to be able to write for a living. As soon as my children are out the door to school, I sit down for either a writing, editing, or research session. My daughter is still in preschool, which means she's on a half-day schedule, but I normally get most of the morning to dedicate to my craft.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

I'm an introvert who seems like an extrovert. After attending several writing conferences, I've come to believe this is more common than not. I can't tell you how many times I've heard a writer say that they're shy, and yet in a room full of people with their same passion for writing, they blossom into the life of the party.

What's next for you as an author?

I'm currently researching for the third and (I believe) final instalment in this series, and I'm also working on a detective mystery set in Palm Springs.

Thanks for stopping over.

Thank you!