Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Interview with Yvonne McEvaddy Author of 'Shadows of The Dead'

International indie author stops continue LOL! Now I am pleased to welcome Yvonne McEvaddy, all the way from Ireland, to discuss her latest novel 'Shadows of The Dead' just in time for Halloween!!

Yvonne McEvaddy lives in Ireland. She is the author of two novels, Passion Killer and Shadows of the Dead. Yvonne has been dabbling in the written word since early childhood, having decided at the age of 5, when she read her first Enid Blyton book, that she wanted to be a writer. Her summer holidays were often spent writing adventures in the remaining pages of her school copybooks. When not writing she was daydreaming about her books being available in her local bookstores, a dream which has recently come true.

Let's get right into the good stuff Yvonne...I'm itching to hear about your spooky book!

1) What is your book about?
What would you do if you found your dream house and it was rumored to be haunted? Would you buy it anyway? Would every noise in the still of the dark night have you paralyzed with fear? Alice and Mark O’Brien don’t believe in ghosts. They fall in love with Hawthorn Grange on their first viewing. Amused by the rumors, they buy and move into The Grange. With Mark working the graveyard shift, Alice is alone at night. Alone with the sounds from an old house, with the words of the neighbors whispering around her, the stories of the shadows arising from the graves next door and making their way into the house. Will her imagination succumb to the rumors? Is that a door creaking open? Who is that standing at the foot of her bed? Is it just a dream? A nightmare of real or imagined proportions follows Alice around as she tries to remember that ghosts don’t exist….
       …. Or do they?

2) How did you come up with the idea for your book?
Living across from a graveyard and a supposedly haunted house. However, the house, graveyard and characters in the story are completely fictional.

3) Who is your favorite writer? Why?
Karin Slaughter. She grips me right from the start of every book and when I put each one down I can’t wait for the next installment.

4) What are your hobbies?
Reading and watching movies. I also enjoy swimming and yoga.

5) How long did it take you to write your book?
I wrote the first draft in four months in 2008, the subsequent drafts in 2011 and the edits in 2012.

6) What are some writing goals for the future?
I am currently writing my third novel, Thief of Hearts, and have also started a children’s book. I have a short story in an anthology called Infusions soon to come out by the Javawriters’ Group.

7) If you were stranded on an island which book would you bring with you?
I would love to go back to the start of Karin Slaughter’s Grant County Series and read all her books right through that series and the Will Trent Series. Being stranded on an island would give me the perfect opportunity to do that.

8) What makes a good horror?
Being sucked into a story, on edge all the time, knowing something bad is about to happen but still jumping out of your skin when it does, and then just when you think the worst has happened something particularly horrific happens.

9) What was the most difficult thing you have learned being a writer?
That writing the story is the easy part. The characters keep clamoring away inside your head until their story is told. It’s after the first and second drafts that the real work begins - rewrites, edits, and, being an indie author, the publishing, publicizing, advertising, promoting and selling.

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Buy Yvonnne's Book Here USA

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Buy Yvonne's Ebook Passion Killer Here

Well it has been such a pleasure interviewing you today Yvonne! Best of luck with all your projects! I'm sure you'll be a big hit, especially with Halloween right around the tombstone LOL ;)

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