Welcome to Clare Davidson, author of the amazing YA fantasy debut TRINITY. Here's a little bit about her brand new book:
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I asked Clare to share what inspired her to write TRINITY.
Thanks to Clare for stopping at my blog. Now go get yourselves to Goodreads to buy Trinity!Perhaps the better question to ask is: what inspired me to write 'Guardian'?Let me explain… 'Guardian' is the failed work in progress (WIP) that 'Trinity' was born from. Many of the ideas are similar between the two projects and the three main characters are reflections of those in 'Guardian'.Before I started 'Guardian' I was in a writing slump. I'd been on and off tinkering with a WIP that I couldn't get to work, no matter what I did. I needed a 'just for fun' project. I didn't know then that I was laying the groundwork for 'Trinity'.At the time, I'd just discovered a new Anime series by Clamp, called 'Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles' (based on a Manga of the same name). If you're not familiar with the series, it takes a lot of Clamp's favourite characters and puts them in one story: same names and faces, different backgrounds. I loved the series and decided to use it as a creative jump board for my 'fun' project. I sifted out the main concepts and boiled them down to the one core element that I thought was the most important: a young man risks everything to save the girl he loves.From that spark, I wrote 'Guardian' and fell in love. The problem was… well… to this day I'm not sure what the problem was. Something about that WIP simply didn't work. I loved key moments of it and the characters, but as a whole something wasn't right.I didn't want to give up on it entirely. Therefore I went back to the original spark that 'Tsubasa' had inspired, pulled out everything I loved about 'Guardian', sat down with a friend and hashed out the loose plan that would eventually become my debut novel, 'Trinity'.