Tricia Copeland has penned ten young and new adult fiction books with romance, fantasy, and dystopian titles. She grew up in Georgia but now lives in Colorado with her family and four-legged and finned friends. Her first published title, Is This Me? was published in May of 2015 and the sequels, If I Could Fly, Think You Know Me, and the finale Being Me, completed the Being Me series. Drops of Sunshine was her first paranormal book and was quickly followed by her fantasy Kingdom Journals series beginning with Kingdom of Embers! If she’s not on a trail, you can find Tricia at www.triciacopeland.com, on Goodreads, Bookbub, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, or Twitter.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My earliest memories of reading are associated with my grandparents. At their house they had a cupboard containing children's books my mom had read as a kid. It was a tradition to visit a used bookstore every time we visited them. The huge store looked more like a library and we always came home with stacks of books. My grandparents bought my first book series for my, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz series came next, followed by The Chronicles of Narnia and Nancy Drew mysteries.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
It is hard to pick five books. I loved Mary Stewart's Crystal Cave, The Mists of Avalon, the Twilight series. More recently my favorite books have been Point of Direction by Rachel Weaver and The Young Elites by Marie Lu.
The Being Me series follows Amanda through the awkward elusive space when you're not a kid but not fully adult. A bright, driven girl, Amanda faces challenges she'd never expected, falls in love,and falls in love again. Her biggest obstacle pushes her to the brink of sanity. With strained family relationships and a boyfriend half a world away, she withdraws. Can she escape her spiral in time to save herself?
The Kingdom Journals is a urban fantasy series that follows a trinity of witches prophesied to break an age old curse on all witches. Alena, Camille, and Hunter must find a special sword and break the curse before their enemies destroy everything they hold dear.
They may be coming into their power, but victory could bring them to ultimate darkness.
Athens, 2018. Hunter has vowed to protect the witch lines with his life. As the leader of the prophesied trinity, it’s up to him to restore an ancient weapon of legend to break the eternal curse. But the magic brewing in his veins has other ideas…
Sentenced to a life of solitude, she relishes fleeting periods of happiness unaware of the consequences of her joy.
Lilith enjoyed many comforts in her life with Adam, but contentment evaded her. Desperate for companionship, she flees Eden. One handsome stranger, then another weave into her life bringing her love and joy for a time. But her children may be destined to destroy each other.
One driven woman. Five passionate paths to the perfect love.
Chloe refuses to compromise when it comes to romance and success. Powering through her sophomore-level college business classes, she’s done with the effort of distance-dating her high-school sweetheart. But when he proposes just as she hits it off with a hunky basketball player, she worries following her heart will leave her stuck.
They told her she was sick. But her visions are much more than mental illness…
Seventeen-year-old Camille worries her mind will never be normal. Diagnosed schizophrenic, she hopes a month-long teen treatment program at an Icelandic camp could be the cure she needs. But far from being ill, Camille is stunned to find out she has supernatural abilities…
He set himself free. To defeat the darkness, he must return.
Seventeen-year-old Jude would do anything to save Camille. But when he springs his daring escape plan, it backfires, and he’s the only one who makes it out. Now his last hope of rescuing her from the evil coven is to find the other two prophesied witches of the trinity.
Her pale skin and weird diet make her a target at school. If only they knew the truth about her feeding habits…
Seventeen-year-old Alena Scott is tired of pretending to be something she’s not. As an outlawed vampire-witch hybrid, she’s forced to abide by the oppressive secrecy imposed by her Vampire Chancellor mother. She’ll have to ignore the rules when she meets a long lost friend.
She believes in happily ever after but never knew she could fight so hard for it.
From the second she stepped foot on that campus, Amanda’s life spun into turmoil. Having survived a near-death injury and picked the guy she can’t live without, she’s thrown into a moral dilemma with her new boyfriend. But she knows he’s the one, can feel it in her bones, and is determined to fight for him.
She has seen death, stared it in the eyes. Can she claw out of her self-created abyss to find happiness?
Amanda did this. She has no one to blame but herself. But she’s determined to live at all costs and must face her demons to do it. Leaving her school and friends feels like giving up, succumbing to defeat. But dealing with her buried rage is a full-time endeavor and she moves home.
Her only goal in taking the camp counselor job far from home was to escape everyone who knew anything about her past. So how does a camper know about her brother…
Sixteen-year-old Nina hates everyone from her school, her town save a single best friend. She’s desperate for a respite from her parent’s divorce and scandal that made her a hermit. But her campers divulge odd things.
She believes that all the drama of the past year is behind her. What awaits her and what lengths she will go to forget are bone-chilling.
With a promise ring, adorable puppy, and her best friend as a roommate, Amanda wouldn’t think things could get any better. But one wrong turn down a deserted path changes everything in an instant.
She had it all planned out. But her freshman year goes off-course on the very first night…
New student Amanda Avery would rather have her nose in a book than a drink in her hand. So when her best friend drags her to a frat party, she knows her GPA will appreciate the hot guy giving her the cold shoulder. But when their paths collide on the volleyball court, she’s left with a debilitating injury.
She chose who she couldn’t live without. But how far will she go to stand by him…
Saying Amanda’s freshman year started out rocky would be an understatement. She finishes her first term solid though, making good marks despite a near-death injury and complicated personal life. So when her father decides she’s headed in the wrong direction she’s blindsided.
Can her new relationship survive?