Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Who are the paranormal authors on here? Please say hello. Tell us a bit about what aspects of the paranormal you write about. What made you write about the paranormal and what titles do you have in that genre.
I have a series right now called - My Blood Runs Blue. So far, the first book has been published and the second book Blue Blood for Life will be released within the next month. I know there will be at least 1 more to the series - possibly 2. You can read about them on my website - http://stacyseatoncom.fatcow.com/
My series incorporates vampires into a world of law enforcement. I wanted my vampires to have humanity even though they are different then humans. Book 2 deals with that issue quite a bit.
The ideas for this series came from driving around my township late at night. When you are up at 3 in the morning and all the houses are dark except one on a road, or you are standing outside of your car stretching and you see something move in the tree line - your imagination runs a bit wild about what you are seeing. It was a night with those things happening that the idea was born for this series.
As I understand it, the paranormal genre is where creatures from fantasy play a very real part in our stories. Creatures such as werwolves, faeries, and other such creatures. If I'm correct, I guess I qualify, though they aren't in all of my stories and those that are aren't always traditional.
Well, I have an idea - only a few pages at this point - where man has colonized some planet out there and one of the predominant indigenous races is pixies. I haven't gotten any further than that. There may be other like creatures there. It would be logical.
Next book after my one published book (not a sequel) involves some creative breeding. No shape-shifting, just that there's a race of people who might be called half-breeds where the other half is wolf.
Probably the biggest paranormal work I have is my current work in progress. Many of the 'monster' races known in Dungeons & Dragons are in this book.
I have several other stories and ideas, but mostly I concentrate on the rules of magic. Otherwise it's all rather down-to-Earth (or some other planet).
Sounds interesting! Stacy I know what you mean about the late-night driving offering new story ideas. I have seen many mysterious and intriguing figures early in the morning when driving home from various overnight ghost hunts in recent years, and these all added fuel to the fire for my work.
As for my paranormal interests, well I write about vampires, werewolves and witches. Not too surprising considering the current YA trend and all those Hollywood franchises, but mine most certainly is a life-long obsession. As a child I was intrigued by ghost stories, monster stories, and anything remotely paranormal. As I grew older my obsession focused mainly on vampires. I loved the dark, brooding, sensual and forbidden attraction that these creatures offered me. So gradually a story began to form in the recesses of my mind, and I nurtured it for almost 10 years.
Finally I wrote my debut novel Love Hurts. It is about love and relationships between a human and her paranormal boyfriend and friends. My focus is on the pain of being in love, and how much deeper this might be when your lover is non-human with an identical twin brother. Love Hurts is the first of a series set in the fictional Cornish tourist town of Redcliffe, the second of which is a current WIP. I also have a short vampire story and a short werewolf story in YA anthologies Devils, Demons and Werewolves and The Mirador Fantasmagoria. Both feature characters from my Redcliffe series.
As part of my paranormal interest, I wrote my university dissertation on vampires in popular culture, and specialised in gothic horror films for most of my coursework projects. Oh, and I am a Medium, recently 'out of the closet!'
Catherine - Love Hurts sounds pretty cool. I just put it on my wish list. I will have to check out your other stories too!!
It becomes an addiction doesn't it? The guys I work with think I've become a vampire since I like working the night shift better now. lol.... They might be right!!!
Well, the working title of my book, which is now in one of its final edit processes, is Our Spirited Dead. It is about my encounters with spirits while working and becoming licensed in the funeral industry. This is my first published work which should, if all works out, be in the stores in September of 2012. I'm no longer in the industry due to health reasons (my back is totally messed up from heavy lifting and my kidneys give me fits from the exposure to the formaldehyde), so as I've always been involved in paranormal activity of one form or another, the spirits kind of gently pushed me to tell their stories through my eyes.
So, Hi! I guess I'm one of the paranormal authors here, but I'm not writing fiction - I hope that's okay. Right now I'm being a bit naughty and procrastinating about a rewrite on a chapter that involves a particularly malevolent entity. LOL I do believe, though, that I'll face him before the sun comes up and get him done so that I can move on from him for awhile.
Take care all and thank you, Stacy, for posting this question.
Oh Mariah - if you aren't friends with Catherine yet - you will be now!!! I see you two having some awesome conversations!!
Your books sounds great! I can only imagine what you saw and felt as the spirits moved around you during the process. In my job I am supposed to go to autopsy's but I can not. I am very allergic to the formaldehyde, so one of my other officer's goes for me.
I look forward to hearing more from you... Make sure you stay here with us!!
Catherine - did you get my direct e-mail?