Today I’m excited to share with you an interview with City Owl Press author Danielle DeVor. She’s celebrating the re-release of her dark fantasy/paranormal SORROW’S EDGE with a blog tour and GIVEAWAYS!
Who doesn’t love a giveaway?
SORROW’S EDGE is the second book in a series about exorcist Jimmy Holiday (Book 1 of the Marker Chronicles is SORROW’S POINT, also available from City Owl Press. See below the interview for more details. I asked Danielle about the challenges of writing a series, her writing rituals, and what drew her to the dark side…
MLF: Danielle, my first question for you is, why horror? What draws you to horror and paranormal stories?
DDeV: I honestly have no easy answer for that. I fell in love with monsters when I was very small. I always liked the dark. So, I guess I came out of the womb loving creepy things. 🙂
MLF: You’ve written quite a few novels, some stand-alone and some series. What’s different about writing a series vs. writing a stand-alone novel?
DDeV: Little details. When writing a stand-alone, you only have to concentrate on that one book and make sure that everything that happens in that one book is consistent. Whereas, in a series, there are all these tiny details that you must remember because someone WILL call you out on something small if you randomly change something.
MLF: Wow, that’s got to be challenging! With this series, did you come up with the main character or the setting first?
DDeV: Well, with the first book, I came out with the setting of Blackmoor [a haunted mansion] first. For Sorrow’s Edge, it is Jimmy Holiday all the way.
MLF: Are you a lot like Jimmy or not? In what ways are you different? And does that create writing challenges for you?
DDeV: I am very much like Jimmy. I don’t have patience. I tend to get mad instead of scared. And, I love to drive people crazy. He does say the things I wish I could say a lot of the time. And, he seems to get away with it. They don’t, because I can just set Jimmy free. But other characters are much harder.
MLF: Do you have any rituals when you write, like a favorite place, a favorite drink, or a soundtrack?
DDeV: I write long-hand using a steno pad and a sparkly gel pen.
MLF: Ooooh! I love sparkly gel pens! What’s your favorite thing about being a writer (besides sparkly gel pens)?
DDeV: Hearing from people and getting to nerd-out over shared interests. I love connecting with fans.
MLF: Awesome! Thanks, Danielle!
Book 2 in the fascinating series The Marker Chronicles!
Sorrow’s Edge (The Marker Chronicles, Book 2)
When a stranger calls in the middle of the night asking for help with a possession, Jimmy is about to land in a mess of trouble. Especially since the man on the phone claims to have gotten his number from Jimmy’s old mentor. Too bad his mentor has been dead for years.
After a mysterious silver flask arrives at his doorstep, Jimmy is left with two options: either ignore the newest enigma the universe has tossed him, or listen to Lucy and travel to Arizona to solve the mystery before all hell breaks loose…again.
Named one of the Examiner’s 2014 Women in Horror: 93 Horror Authors you Need to Read Right Now, Danielle DeVor has been spinning the spider webs, or rather, the keyboard for more frights and oddities. She spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching “Salem’s Lot” way too many times. When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a mocha frappuccino.
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Open internationally. Must be 13+ to win.
1 Winner – Amazon $5 Gift Card
2 Winners – ebook copy of SORROW’S POINT
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