C.S. Minsky speaks about where this series came from...
Sophie’s Fate, the prequel to Sophie’s Time, was the first YA novel I wrote. I created the story from an experience of my own. I met someone at a conference, and he seemed so familiar to me even though we had never met. I kept feeling I knew him but I didn’t.
Months later I thought about that encounter and how sometimes a place I visit for the first time can feel like I’ve already been there. I played with those dèjá vu experiences in my head and began wondering what it would be like to discover you lived once before and certain events of that past still needed to be completed.
I took my personal experience of that encounter, and I created a story around it. I used places I know so it felt familiar to me and created a girl’s life with her family. I then added a paranormal/supernatural element to it. I wanted to create a loving family and a strong female protagonist. I chose the name Sophie because it means wisdom, and I wanted a girl who would be smart, curious and relentless is discovering the truth.
After Sophie’s Fate, I felt Sophie still had something more to discover, so I wrote Sophie’s Time, which continues a year later and once again, the story unfolds in places known to me and possesses a supernatural element to it.
Sophie’s Fate is book one in the Sophie’s Fate series. In a minute everything can change. Eighteen-year-old Sophie is spending a quiet summer with her father before college. When she meets Nick, her summer takes a sharp unexpected turn, leading Sophie into a direction she never could have imagined. Discovering she lived a previous life, Sophie is forced to confront a past she cannot recall. As inexplicable events follow her, Sophie must find her own path and her fate.