Guest Post by YA author Jus Accardo : The World Is My Inspirational Oyster

YA author Jus Accardo (TOUCH)

Our favorite songs, the TV shows and movies we love—even the foods we can’t live without—they’ve got one thing in common.


The most mundane things in life can bring about brilliance. Stepping outside your house and into the crisp fall air, surrounded by rich colors and distinctive smells, can tug at the creative soul. I find inspiration to write in everything I do. Everywhere I go, everyone I talk to—it’s all got the potential to help me create unique scenes and vibrant characters.

Every part of my life contributes to my writing. Bits and pieces of overheard conversations can morph into dialog, or sometimes, situations. Standing on line at the grocery store, simply watching others shop, can turn into character mannerisms and description. Just walking around downtown, out in the open air taking in the buildings and cars as the pass can help in creating scenes and characters that feel real.

And music… Music is a huge one for me. When I’m blocked I usually only have to flip on my Zune to get my brain into motion again. There’s so much emotion in music. Good, bad, sweet and sour. Angry and happy… There’s something for every feeling and every occasion. Need fuel for that touching scene you’ve been stumbling over? Flip on the radio!

If you find yourself stuck on a scene, or have characters that just aren’t speaking to you, get out of your chair and hit the road. Go hiking or troll the mall. Sit in a diner for an hour and just look and listen. Get out there and pay attention. I bet you’ll be surprised at what you come back with.

Author Bio:

Jus Accardo is the author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch, is due out in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

About TOUCH:

“When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.

Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy – and her father’s “law firm” – than she realized.

Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation – an organization devoted to collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons – his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. Dez and Kale team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.

A secret Kale will kill to protect.”

Title: Touch by Jus Accardo
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-44-2
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-45-9
Release Date: November 1, 2011

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4 Responses to “Guest Post by YA author Jus Accardo : The World Is My Inspirational Oyster”

  1. Jo Ramsey Says:

    Great post. It is amazing to think about where ideas sometimes come from…

  2. Cheryl Rainfield Says:

    I agree, Jo!

  3. Stacey O'Neale Says:

    Great book! We gave it 5 stars on the YA Fantasy Guide!

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