Chera Carmichael (Scioneeris), is known for her love of dragons and writing.
When did you first start writing?
I'm not sure. I've been writing as long as I can remember. It was just fun to tell stories, but sometimes I didn't have an audience, so I wrote them down so I wouldn't forget. It's always been fun to write.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My dragel stories have been a project that was years in the making. I've modeled them after the idea of a "virtual penny dreadful" in which there are short installments for a larger story over the course of the series. Each series focuses on a different character, such as Neilson Hewitt, and then follows them as they learn about their dragel selves and what's involved with the dragel culture. There's also dragons and elemental powers and magic, because that's always fun.
Neilson Hewitt's weird luck has landed him in a series of awkward, ridiculous situations--again. The Baronsworth Circle has may be on his side for now, but it seems as if Headmaster Grond, is not. From meeting the rest of Calida's Circle to a private moment with Benjamin Carson, Neil's in for a full day.
Neilson Hewitt has the weirdest luck in all the realms. He discovers there's more to Calida than meets the eye, when Dexter Baronsworth comes to fetch him for a private meeting. Neil's in for a crash-course on everything dragel as he meets the Baronsworth Circle. If his luck holds, the Baronsworth Circle will be powerful allies. If it doesn't--there's no way he'll survive this year.
Neilson Hewitt thought claws, wings and running into Benjamin Carson couldn't make his life any worse than it already was. Then his fangs came in and the new Magical Arts teacher hates him and he meets a young stranger wandering through Noir Academy at the end of the day. How screwed up can his life get before it starts to improve?
Neilson Hewitt thought his final year at Noir Academy would be quiet and relatively stress-free. He was wrong. From an ancient creature inheritance, to the sudden loss of his magic, Neilson is in for a wild ride as he tries to come to terms with something he never imagined.