Cursed: Tristina Wright Talks About Curses IRL & Happily Ever Afters
We have several books, including Meg Kessel’s Black Bird of the Gallows, Kat Colmer’s The Third Kiss, S.D. Grimm’s Summoner, and Jaime Questell’s By A Charm and A Curse about characters who are cursed in one way or another, so we’re doing a blog series about it. We asked our authors to share either how they came up with the curse mythology for their books, whether they’ve ever felt cursed either metaphorically or in a real way, what curse – if any – they could imagine placing on someone or some other character in the future, or who their fave characters in books, tv, or movies who have been cursed.
And now here’s Tristina Wright, the author of 27 Hours:
The first time my back gave out, the pain ricocheted up my spine like lightning. It shot crosswise into my hips and down into both legs. I grabbed the edge of the kitchen counter as my knees buckled. I managed to make it to a chair and sat in absolute agony until my husband got home from work so he could carry me to bed. The next week was spent staring at the ceiling while I wondered what was going on. As soon as I could walk again, I went to my doctor, hoping it was a fluke.
Degenerative Disc Disease.
It felt like a curse. For the rest of my life, the discs between the vertebrae in my lower spine will slowly collapse. It will be harder and harder to walk, bend down, accomplish physical activities with my kids. It’s a curse I’ll live with for the rest of my life.
But it’s one I’m managing with my family and friends by my side, so I can continue to find my happily ever after.
About 27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1):
Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.
But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.
Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon’s darkest secret.
They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.
During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.
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