About the Book:
Souls shrouded in darkness…
Stuck working as a barmaid for her demanding father, Anna dreams of adventure. When mysterious strangers enter the bar, she overhears they seek Zancrela, an ancient fortress filled with treasure and a magical library. Taking her chance, she offers to guide them. The conditions: deliver Zancrela or die.
As they journey through the wilderness, she discovers their secret: they are vampires. And most view her as food. One takes interest in her and her heart dares to hope, but it might not be enough to change her fate. Will Anna find Zancrela or become a vampire morsel?
1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?
I’ve read since I was two years old and voraciously at that. When I picked up Anne McCaffrey’s latest, The White Dragon, at aged thirteen, I envisioned my own name on the cover. I began writing and only paused for a time in my late twenties.
2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?
I loved writing during the day, but my constraints with editing for Dancing Lemur Press pushed that to early evenings. I always write at my computer, even if it’s in a notebook.
3: Where do your ideas come from?
Almost every story idea has come to me in a dream. I used to be better about jotting down my dreams and story ideas, but I’ve remembered enough to fuel many, many stories.
4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?
I always know the path. Even if I don’t draw out a detailed outline, I know the flow and ending, plus I know the characters very well.
5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?
This new series is paranormal romance. I like the blend of reality and fantasy, plus I’ve always been drawn to the element of romance. (Although I do not read straight romance novels – I like an extra genre thrown in to make it interesting.)
6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?
If I could get a much, much younger Sean Bean (like, before Lord of the Rings) and a younger (than in Star Wars: Rogue One) Felicity Jones, I’d be happy with those two as the main characters.
7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?
Since I’m an editor, I read all over the map. I love fantasy, science fiction, and motivational non-fiction. I enjoyed Anne McCaffrey as a teen. For non-fiction, Gary Chapman is a favorite. His book, The Five Love Languages, should be a must-read for everyone.
8: What book/s are you reading at present?
I’m reading a potential next release for Dancing Lemur Press from one of our series authors. Otherwise, I am currently reading a ton of cookbooks! I’m a vegan, so I’ve always had to experiment with what I create, but I am really getting into the finer aspects of cooking plus Mediterranean diets and sheet pan cooking.
9: What is your favourite book and why?
As a Christian, I’d say the Bible first. But I’ll also go back to The Five Love Languages.
10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?
Read, write, research, repeat. It takes a lot of studying and practice to become a good writer. It takes a lot of reading, including books on writing. And don’t think just because you can self-publish your first completed book that you should! Take your time, invest in editing & critique partners, and find the right path for your story.
11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?
Spunk On A Stick: www.spunkonastick.net
Spunk On A Stick’s Tips (blog): www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C: www.dancinglemurpressllc.com
About the Author:
A professional speaker and author, L. Diane Wolfe conducts seminars, offers book formatting, and author consultation. She’s the senior editor at Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. and contributes to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
Spunk On A Stick: www.spunkonastick.net
Spunk On A Stick’s Tips: www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
Insecure Writer’s Support Group: www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com
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