Genre: YA spy mystery
My name is Angel Sinclair. I’m the youngest senior at Excalibur Academy for the Technologically Gifted and Talented in Washington, DC. I was pushed ahead a year because of my high IQ and considerable prowess behind the keyboard, making me an outcast even among my own peers. I’ve been looking for my dad all my life. A brilliant mathematician and cryptographer, he disappeared under mysterious circumstances when I was 18 months old. Although my mom tells me I must put him in my past, it only makes me more determined to find out what happened to him. When weird accidents start happening at my school and the vice-principal is involved in a deadly accident, I don’t see it as a coincidence. After launching my own investigation, with the aid of an unexpected set of allies calling themselves the White Knights, I discover a threat far greater than I ever could have imagined. I could take my discoveries to the authorities, but my own investigative methods would be at risk. Can anyone say hacking? No, it’s up to me to set things right. My objectives are straightforward. Clear the name of the vice-principal, learn the truth about my father, and stay alive. In other words, save the day and try not to look too much like a dork while doing it.
About the Author:
Julie Moffett is a bestselling author and writes in the genres of mystery, historical romance and paranormal romance. She has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Mystery & Mayhem Award for Best YA/New Adult Mystery, the prestigious 2014 HOLT Award for Best Novel with Romantic Elements, a HOLT Merit Award for Best Novel by a Virginia Author (twice!), the 2016 Award of Excellence, a PRISM Award for Best Romantic Time-Travel AND Best of the Best Paranormal Books of 2002, and the 2011 EPIC Award for Best Action/Adventure Novel. She has also garnered additional nominations for the Bookseller’s Best Award, Daphne du Maurier Award and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Julie is a military brat (Air Force) and has traveled extensively. Her more exciting exploits include attending high school in Okinawa, Japan; backpacking around Europe and Scandinavia for several months; a year-long college graduate study in Warsaw, Poland; and a wonderful trip to Scotland and Ireland where she fell in love with castles, kilts and brogues. Julie has a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Language from Colorado College, a M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an M.Ed from Liberty University. She has worked as a proposal writer, journalist, teacher, librarian and researcher. Julie speaks Russian and Polish and has two sons. She greatly enjoys interacting with readers at her website: www.juliemoffett.com. You can also follow her by clicking on the following social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
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Excerpt from White Knights:
On the 5,802nd day of my existence, my safe virtual life exploded into reality.
I should have seen it coming—I’m smart enough. My name is Angel Sinclair and I’m a geek. For most of my nearly sixteen years, I’ve lived online, roaming the information highway—hacking, gaming, and manipulating the environment to suit my every whim. The Internet is my world. I control kingdoms and maintain important and critical alliances. I don’t need real-life entanglements, friendships with people who will come and go, or a boyfriend so I don’t feel alone. I’m never lonely online.
I’m not bragging when I say I’m good at what I do. When I was eleven, I broke into my school’s computer system, just to see if I could. At thirteen, I changed the Twitter profile of a well-known gamer to read “Geek Girls Rule” after he posted a particularly sexist and ugly meme about women in the tech field. Later that same year, I hacked into the local police department looking for information on my father. I’ve hacked a lot of places since then, getting better and faster each time. I’m not into cracking—hacking with malicious intent. But I’m not above a hack when I feel it serves the greater good.
My older sister, Gwen, is always getting on my case to go out, hang with people, be social off the computer. Why would I? The girls at my school are always talking about guys or taking selfies to make sure they post the best angle of themselves. Who cares how you look while you’re eating in the cafeteria? I’d rather connect with the people who do matter via my phone or laptop. Online I’ve got constant access to what and who is important, and it is way less stressful than a face-to-face conversation.
So, my plan for my senior year of high school was this—survive by keeping my head down, restricting my social life to online, and not making any waves.
I desired invisibility but would have accepted peaceful coexistence.
Can you tell us about your book, WHITE KNIGHTS, in 45 words or less?
Brilliant geek girl who wants nothing more than to be left in peace, goes to war with some kids in her high school and gets mixed up in international intrigue, all on the first day of her last day of high school.
What was your favorite scene to write?
I think the last two scenes in the books were my favorite. But it’s hard to say whether it’s because I totally loved them or was just so dang happy the book was done! Lol!
What was the hardest scene to edit out?
This time around, I didn’t edit out any scenes. Sentences and paragraphs, yes, but not an entire scene.
What theme song would you give to White Knights?
That’s a timely question, because there is a part in the book where one of the characters think the group should have a theme song. I won’t spoil it by telling you how that turns out! J
Are you currently working on anything else?
I’m working on Book #11, NO STONE UNTURNED, in my Lexi Carmichael mystery series. I’m contracted for one more book after that, to bring that series (so far) to 13 books! Wow! After that, I will finish up KNIGHT MOVES, the next book in the WHITE KNIGHTS series. That book is nearly finished now, but I’m contractually required to turn in the next Lexi book first, so I’m currently focusing on that one.
Sequel or Standalone?
I’m all about series and sequels, but I do like a good standalone once in a while.
What is the best book you’ve read recently?
Warcross by Marie Lu. Awesome book!