The Unrevealed - Jason Porter and Lara Marie Collinsworth
As the cover of this book would suggest (along with the title), The Unrevealed is a bit of a whirlwind plot.
You're immediately thrown into the life of Haze as he's thrown a curve ball of his own. And despite his less than legal actions in retaliation, I felt for him and immediately took a liking to him.
The plot moves so fast to begin with that I had a hard time keeping up, but at the same time, it was near impossible to stop turning the pages (electronically speaking).
By the end of the book I was left with more questions than answers, but the great dialogue, realistic and in depth characters, and great action sequences made the journey a fun one.
If you're looking for something a little unique and out of your ordinary reading realm, then The Unrevealed is worth your time.
Some Bio Information
After discovering that cannabis was the only treatment for his rare illness, long-time poet Jason Porter Collinsworth became an ardent advocate for medical marijuana. He founded and became head breeder of Love Genetics, an innovative boutique cannabis breeding organization in California that focuses on high CBD and THC strains. He has written an extensive amount of poetry, some of which is published in his anthology, Tearing Apart a Whisper. Jason also co-authored The Unrevealed, the first cannabis superhero adventure novel of its kind, with his wife, Lara Marie Collinsworth. In his free time, Jason enjoys photographing life, composing poetry, growing, making soap, and creating interesting recipes. He lives with his two beautiful children and his lovely wife in California.
Lara Marie Collinsworth began writing fantasy stories at the early age of seven. Her passion for writing only grew from there. She worked as an editor for a literary magazine, earned her BA in English, and became a high school English teacher. After developing a serious medical condition, Lara left teaching and now focuses exclusively on writing and studying yoga. She published her first novel, The Unrevealed, as a collaboration piece with her husband, Jason Porter Collinsworth. She and Jason are currently working on their second novel, The Convergence, and several short stories. They live in California with their two children and three cats.
1. What inspired you to write this book?
Our own lives and stories inspired us to write The Unrevealed series and to spread the word about the healing and curative nature of cannabis in an entertaining package. We hope that we can potentially reach mainstream society with such an important message.
2. Can you tell us a little bit about your writing process?
First, Jason and I created the universe for the series and the main character descriptions and plot lines. Next, we outlined and brainstormed the chapters one at a time, and then Jason composed the text orally like telling a story. I directly transcribed what he said, and later we went back over the chapters together. When we finished, we spent about a year editing and revising the novel in its entirety.
3. Who is your favorite character within The Unrevealed?
Haze. He’s got this sexy, charming bad boy thing goin’ on, while at the same time truly caring about people and doing whatever he can to help them. Plus, you never know what he’ll do or say next. He’s exciting.
4. How long did it take you to complete this book?
We wrote the first draft in 5 months, and then it took about a year to edit and revise.
5. How would you describe your writing style?
Our style is edgy, poetic personal narrative like if Hunter S. Thompson and Sylvia Path collaborated to write a superhero novel based on their real lives.
6. What would you like your readers to take away from your work?
We hope our readers find high times on the wild ride and leave with a greater appreciation and understanding of the benefits of cannabis.
7. What’s your ultimate writing goal?
Jason: I hope to someday write a piece of literature that becomes so much more than a book in somebody’s life, something that actually becomes a life event that they remember, a piece of art they celebrate forever because of how much the language or wisdom impacted their soul like The Alchemist and Stone Junction did for me.
Lara: My goal is just to write, and then see what happens.