Welcome to our first guest of the New Year, author Quinn Anderson, and the tour for her brand new release from Riptide Publishing, On Solid Ground. Quinn is sharing her inspiration for the book with us, and there’s also a giveaway so be sure to check out the details below.
The Inspiration for This Novel
During book tours for my other novels, I’ve talked extensively about where I get story inspiration. Sometimes, I get ideas from friends, or I think up titles and then craft books around them. Other times, books just pop into my head, and I find myself scrambling for pen and paper.
In this instance, the inspiration for ON SOLID GROUND came from an all-call for novellas. Riptide was looking for some shorter pieces, and since I’ve written a number of novellas, they contacted me to ask if I had anything for them.
I didn’t have anything on hand, so I came up with six ideas on the spot and pitched all of them. Riptide picked their top two favorites, and I wrote both of those. ON SOLID GROUND, as I’m sure you can guess, was one of them. The other, NEW HEIGHTS, is coming out in April, so keep your eyes peeled!
On a serious note, a few weeks after I began writing this novel, there was a horrific earthquake in Mexico. Then, right after that, there were more in Iran and Iraq. I wanted to include a note in this book tour that these tragic events were in no way the inspiration for this novel, and I’m donating a portion of the proceeds to earthquake relief efforts.
About the Book
Chance Crawford and Kit Gibbons are on the cusp of an epic office romance. After months of saying hi in the elevator and making small talk at parties, they’re both dying to make a move. Too bad neither of them can work up the courage. Nerdy, risk-averse Chance is waiting for Kit to give him a sign, whereas Kit’s too afraid of being out in his professional life to date the cutie from IT. If only one of them could find the proper motivation, their shaky flirtation could become something real.
Then an earthquake rocks their city. They band together to help others escape, until an aftershock leaves them trapped in a collapsing office building with little hope of survival. The very earthquake that brought them together could also tear them apart.
Drunk on fear and adrenaline, passions run high, but how can they think about romance when any minute could be their last? They’ll have to face danger, themselves, and each other before they can get back on solid ground.
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About the Author
Quinn Anderson is an alumna of the University of Dublin in Ireland and has a master’s degree in psychology. She wrote her dissertation on sexuality in popular literature and continues to explore evolving themes in erotica in her professional life.
A nerd extraordinaire, she was raised on an unhealthy diet of video games, anime, pop culture, and comics from infancy. Her girlfriend swears her sense of humor is just one big Joss Whedon reference. She stays true to her nerd roots in writing and in life, and frequently draws inspiration from her many fandoms, which include Yuri on Ice, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Buffy, and more. Growing up, while most of her friends were fighting evil by moonlight, Anderson was kamehameha-ing her way through all the shounen anime she could get her hands on. You will often find her interacting with fellow fans online and offline via conventions and Tumblr, and she is happy to talk about anything from nerd life to writing tips. She has attended conventions on three separate continents and now considers herself a career geek. She advises anyone who attends pop culture events in the UK to watch out for Weeping Angels, as they are everywhere. If you’re at an event, and you see a 6’2” redhead wandering around with a vague look on her face, that’s probably her.
Her favorite authors include J.K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, and Tamora Pierce. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending too much time on the internet, playing fetch with her cat, screwing the rules, watching Markiplier play games she’s too scared to play herself, and catching ’em all.
Connect with Quinn: Facebook || Tumblr: quinnandersonwrites
To celebrate the release of On Solid Ground, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Riptide gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 6, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!
11 thoughts on “Guest Post and Giveaway: On Solid Ground by Quinn Anderson”
This book had me at the edge of my seat. Congrats and all the best with the new release, Quinn!
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Congratulations on your new release. This looks amazing. Now on the tbr list.
Happy New Year!
Definately something I’m familiar with: nothing like running to the front door and seeing a tidalwave of pool water coming at you. I would have prefered having sexy times instead. Best wishes on the new release. Moondrawn (at) gmail (dot) com
Thanks for the post. And thanks for donating part of your proceeds to earthquake relief.
legacylandlisa at gmail dot com
Thanks for some insight on your writing and thank you for donating to such a great cause. This book sounds so good I can’t wait to read it.
heath0043 at gmail dot com
Thank you for the post. I think it is wonderful you are donating part of the proceeds.
I like disaster stories because it either brings out the best or the worst in people, which is fertile ground for a story.
jlshannon74 at gmail.com
congrats on the new release it sounds awesome
Congrats on the new book and thank you for sharing the inspirations behind the book. Happy New Year!
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Congrats, Quinn, and thanks for sharing your inspiration, as well as donating. This does sound a bit like one of those old disaster movies, but these disasters are real and put a lot of people in need of help. – Purple Reader,
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