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Jan 30, 2011

Interview: Jennifer DeLucy + A Giveaway (Blog Tour)


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I am super excited to have Jen here with us today to learn more about her and her Light series! :)

How did you come up with the concept of writing the Light Series?
- I have always been a fan of spooky things, of creepy story lines and
psychological horror like ghosts and possessions. I am also deeply
spiritual and believe that there is an afterlife, so I've read a lot
about near death experiences. These definitely come into play in the
series. Other than some general ideas of what sort of genre it might
be, I had no idea what was going to happen in Seers of Light, and I
certainly hadn't planned the series.

What was the hardest part of writing for you and why? The easiest and why?
- The hardest part is always writer's block. You really have to just
discipline yourself to push through the dry times and suck it up when
you don't feel like writing. No matter how much you love what you're
writing, sometimes you just want to slack off.

Which one of your characters was your favorite to write about and
why? The hardest and why?

- My favorite is a tie between William or Anna. William was enigmatic
and I learned about him as Lily did--one bit at a time. For Anna I
could misbehave all I wanted and get away with it because that was
just her character. The hardest character to write was probably also
William, just because I didn't know exactly who he was at first. Once
it started flowing, though, it all fell into place.

After finishing and publishing your books, is there anything you
wish was different about them?

- Well, every author looks back at what they've written and sees how far
they've come, cringes at the little things that they used to do and
have since grown out of, but, overall, I would say no. The series is a
testament to a lot of growth in both the author and characters, so, I
wouldn't really change anything.

How long did it take you to write Seers of Light?
- Seers of Light took me about five months to complete. I was a bit
compulsive in writing it, but I had a day job, so I couldn't write as
often as I wanted. I was so infatuated with writing the story that
imagine, if I didn't have a day job, I'd have finished the book in
half that time!

I hear that you're working on the third novel in the series, how's
your progress?

- It's coming along. I'm not quite halfway through, but I'm enjoying myself.

Are any of your characters, settings, or events based on your
real-life experiences?

- Oh, definitely. Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, as well as
Old Forge are very real places. Old Forge Style Pizza and legendary
Italian cooking was a big part of my upbringing, as well. The coal
mines of Northeast Pennsylvania are also historical truth to that
area.

What book(s) are on your bookshelf right now?
- Oh, too many to name! But I've just finished up the latest Sookie
Stackhouse book and I picked up Little Women to start again this
morning. Jane Eyre is one of my favorites, so I have that on standby.
Almost anything by Stephen King is at the top of my list, especially
The Stand.

Describe your books in 3 words.
- Hopeful, magical, purposeful.

List 5 unknown facts about yourself.
-I am obsessed with the ocean
-I once got clobbered by a wave in the Atlantic that left me with my
t-shirt over my head on the beach
-I am a total Anglophile. I adore all things British.
-I have a cat named Maddox. ;)
-I love Panera Bread!

Thanks so much Jennifer for stopping by! We hope you'll come back and visit again! :)

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And now for a Giveaway!
ONE Winner will receive an eBook Copy of BOTH
Seers of Light and Whisper of Light.

Here are the rules and how to enter:

-You MUST complete the form to enter. No entries in comments please.
-You DON'T have to be a follower but it will be appreciated.
-You MUST be at least 17 years old to enter.

Open: International
Giveaway Ends: Feb 15th, 2011

Click on this FORM to enter!
Good luck and happy reading!

6 comments:

  1. Every time I see an author interview it encourages me to write. :0)

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  2. Great giveaway! I love books from Omnific Publishing. :)

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  3. Why must this be for over 17?!? Grrr you Momo! Can I enter anyways? :D

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  4. Lucia! Haha, it's because some material in the books are not well suited for people under the age of 17! :) Sorry!

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  5. I am a mature teenager! Hmph.

    *throws a fit and stalks away, slamming door*

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