Today we have a special guest, or maybe I should say guests. The writing duo known as S.B. Rogers is going to do a guest post. Stay tuned after the post for a blurb from their book The Guardian and a little bit about the authors.
We get asked this a lot, and to be honest there is no one specific answer. We were raised in a religious
household-church every Sunday-and as such, were exposed to the deep seated lore in the Christian
bible. The stories we were raised with absolutely influenced our work on Guardian and our choice to
explore the relationships between angels and demons. The idea of a universe governed by opposing
forces of good and evil brought to light the endless possibilities for stories featuring blood-thirsty
demons and all-powerful angels.
We knew that a story involving angels and demons would be an action packed one. We didn’t just
want to write the same old good vs. evil story, rehashed with a sprinkle (okay, a bucketful) of teenage
angst. No, we set out to create a rich world with an interconnected cast of characters. A new take on
the Heaven and Hell we grew up learning about. One with plenty room for fallible angels and heroic
Another reason we chose angels is the power aspect. We liked the idea of angels as warriors, wielding
power to demolish the forces of evil. When Gabe first appeared in Becky’s imagination, he was ready for
battle covered in his runes of power, wings spread and sword of flames poised to strike.
So when asked why angels we answer because angels are sexy, angels are historic and angels are
powerful. Did we mention angels are sexy?!
Blurb from The Guardian:
It’s been almost a year since Abby
Shepard’s once-perfect life crumbled into
little more than a nightmare. Dumped,
bullied and abused, the seventeen-year-
old has all but given up hope. Little does
she know that her father died protecting a
family secret; a secret that has the forces
of good and evil battling to claim the
power lurking just beneath her skin.
About the authors:
S.B. Rodgers is a pen name that stands for Sara & Becky Rodgers. Becky argued extensively
that in the name of humour, the letters should be listed alphabetically, but lost out to her arch
nemesis common sense. Sara and Becky met at the young ages of twenty-two months and zero
days, thrust into each other’s lives by fate and situations beyond either of their control. They
are sisters, frenemies and most importantly co-authors. It’s theorised that they were identical
twin in a past life…not really but it’d be pretty cool. Their parents taught them that a person’s
imagination is a precious gift and stories should be cherished. As a team the siblings bring very
different skills to the table, each one’s strength perfectly complimenting the others weakness.
They try not to take themselves very seriously and strive to look for the humour in life. Their
partnership is one of extreme love and respect for each other, both as family and literary artists.
Sara is the younger of the two. She lives with one cat, five dolls and her potato head man
collection in an orange room. Regrettably she is not Spiderman or Batman, but she is a card
holding Pokémon master and that’s good enough for now. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts
from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She collects graphic novels and manga
as well as all things written by the fantastic Neil Gaiman. When she is not reading or writing she
is needle felting and posting her work on her popu-lish tumblr account: The Land of Fluff and
Becky is the classic girly-girl. Her blond hair and pink nails served as the perfect camouflage
during school years were teachers undoubtedly took her day dreaming for air-headedness. To
the contrary, she spent that time drifting in and out of imaginary worlds filled with fantastical
creatures and memorable characters. Today she divides her time between working with animals
as a certified pet stylist and typing away at new manuscripts. Among other things she describes
herself as a Gleek, sci-fi nerd, smustle expert extraordinaire and above all she just “wants to
believe.” She lives with her two German Shepherds-Abby and Odin-and is driven by delusions
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