We have Lyssa Chiavari today on the blog to share a bit about her new release, Cheerleaders from Planet X! This is a fun and refreshing take in SciFi where cheerleaders fight aliens (I know, what a great idea). I’m sure many readers will love this book as much as I did when it comes out later this month.
Q1: Cheerleaders from Planet X has such an original story! Can you tell us a bit about where this idea came from?
I know it sounds trite, but it actually came from a dream I had! A loooot of my short stories have come from dreams, but this was the first full novel I’ve written that stemmed directly from a dream. It seems like a lot of times my subconscious is working out for me what I should write next, because I always know when I wake up when something’s meant to be written down rather than just being an ordinary dream. In the case of Cheerleaders, I woke up and immediately wrote the first two chapters in a frenzy. I don’t think I ever could have come up with such an off-the-wall premise consciously!
One of the most common complaints I hear from the book community when it comes to Sapphic books is the lack of certain tropes in romance. While I understand that this is still a problem and that one or another book that fits a trope isn’t enough, I also believe that we should always read and support authors and books that already have these stories. The best way to make more books we like get published is to show authors and publishers that there are people interested on this.
Thinking of that, I’m bringing a few books with different tropes here! Some of them fit into more than one trope, but I wanted to bring more stories so I just used one for each.