Guest Post: Author Jus Accardo

Jus Accardo’s new novel, Transcendent, from Entangled Teen was recently released. It’s the fourth book in her Denazen series. I’m so excited that she joins us today to answer the question of whether she’s a planner or a pantser.

Pantster’s Paradise 

I’m a Pantster—meaning I generally write with no net. I start with an idea and move on from that. In the case of the Denazen series, it was a single scene that came to me as I waited on the Dunkin Donuts Drive through line. A person running barefoot through the woods, the grass beneath them shriveling and dying as they went.

From that single scene in my head, the book was born. I sat down the next day and started writing with nothing more than a vague idea and two characters vaguely formed in my head.

In a way, I envy people who plot. I just can’t do it—and its not from lack of trying. I’ve attempted to outline entire books on multiple occasions. All it seems to do is trip me up. I’ve taken plotting workshops and listened to advice from the greats and I still can’t manage it.

But that’s okay. It works for me. What works for me, might not work for another author. That’s the beautiful thing about being a writer. Just like our books, our voices, the way we tell our stories are different, so is our process. I don’t believe any two writer’s work exactly alike. Sure, there are similar paths, but everyone has their own procedure.

Jus Accardo

March 2, 2020

Entangled: Teen

Blurb: The boy she’d lost, and finally found again, is not the same boy she remembers. As one of the most powerful Sixes, Kale has changed in ways Dez can’t ignore.

He swore he’d never kill, and now he’s out for blood.

He swore he’d never harm her, and now he struggles to control his fatal touch.

They’ve been to hell and back, over and over, but this time they might not survive the fire.

When the truth at the root of the Denazen Corporation’s origins begins to unfold, those behind the scenes will do anything to keep it hidden.

Dez and Kale will be pushed to their breaking point. As long buried secrets come to light, they must fight for their freedom—and each other—as they never have before.

Kale’s destructive power could win the battle, if he doesn’t lose himself to it in the process. Or Dez will be faced with an impossible task—saving the world from the boy she loves.

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JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.

Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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