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
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 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 ;)