By Stan Ashbee on July 3, 2021.
W “Haunted by the memories of those who remain, Lexil and Finn are forced to venture into the Wasteland”, – Jenna Greene, author.
This, a summary of southern Alberta author Jenna Greene’s latest novel, “Renew.” Released last week, the dystopian fantasy sequel for young adults is the second volume in “The Reborn Marks” series, from Foundations Book Publishing. Greene is a teacher in Lomond, through Horizon School Division, and lives in Lethbridge.
Greene’s novel “Reborn” won the 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. She is also the co-host of “Quill and Ink: A Podcast for Booklovers,” which is part of the Authors On The Air network.
According to Greene, “Renew” is the sequel to “Reborn,” which came out in 2019. “This book takes place just a few weeks after the end of the first book. The adventure continues with new problems and all kinds of new dilemmas.
Currently, the new version is available on Amazon, Kindle and “all the usual places,” notes Greene. The book is available in E-book format and in paper version.
Greene explained that the process of writing the new book was not very complicated and / or time-consuming, it’s done. “Books usually take a long time to write. But, this whole series kind of got written in several ways. The process of editing, republishing, formatting and marketing – it took a long time. But it only took four or five months to write it. It was pretty quick. “
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Greene said she ended up writing a lot. “The third book in this ‘Reborn Marks’ series, that’s what I wrote. And I almost finished the first draft of a brand new book in a brand new series.
Now that the world seems to be opening up a bit more and a sense of normalcy looming on the horizon, Greene points out that she will continue to present events online, but would hopefully like to host a book signing. , in support of the latest version. .
“In a store or something,” Greene joked. “I hope I will meet readers soon. “
As for the podcast, Greene said she co-hosts the popular program. “We interview authors from all over the world. The podcast is available on YouTube, Spotify and other audio streaming platforms.
For more information on the author, visit jennagreene.ca or Greene’s social media platforms.
Rated Greene, the YA label is both an age group and a genre. “It’s so popular because you can do things with YA that you can’t do with adult books. And it’s just as popular with adults as it is with that real YA audience.
“That’s what makes it successful – adults, toddlers and their actual target audiences all love these kinds of stories. Where you can explore the ‘what ifs’ of the world, ”adds Greene.
As a writer, the series “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins had a huge influence on Greene. “My favorite books of all time are ‘1984’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
At the end of the school year and with a book on the market, Greene said she wasn’t reading anything new at the moment. “I have a whole stack of books on my nightstand and can’t wait to read them. “