Wow, Day 3 already! Welcome to the Blog Danielle DeVor as she shares with us a mini-interview and her novel Sorrow's Point!
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Welcome Danielle! Can you tell us a bit about yourself? How about in five words or less.
Horror-obsessed writer who loves animals.
Now why don’t you tell us a bit about Sorrow's Point? In five words or less, of course J
Bone-chilling ride of unusual situations.
Okay, that sounds scary.
What is your favourite holiday tradition?
My family has always had a sort of Christmas Eve event. We sit around and watch the musical, “Scrooge” with Albert Finney. Then, we head out and drive around town looking at lights.
One of my Christmas Traditions involves opening presents, but yours sounds much more relaxing!
You've decided to vacation at the North Pole, but your igloo only has room for two books. What 2 books would you bring with you, and why?
I am Legend by Richard Matheson and We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Both books I’ve read countless times and will likely continue to re-read throughout my entire life.
But wait, you can also take one more important item with you (for fun let’s say it can’t be any bigger than a loaf of bread) what would it be?
A picture of my family.
Awe! That might be the sweetest most selfless answer I've gotten yet!
How did you get your start in writing, was it always your dream?
I guess you could say I was always fantasizing about something. I started out writing poetry, but my family always kept saying I would end up an author.
What was the hardest scene to write in Sorrow's Point?
The final exorcism scene, without a doubt. There is something about trying to make something seem extremely evil, yet believable.
Again, I repeat, this books sounds scary!
What is one lesson you would tell aspiring writers that you've learned.
Learn to handle rejection well. You will hear it from readers, agents, and editors. Even when you are at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list, there will still be people that hate your book. Accept it now and move on to your next project. J
Thanks so much Danielle for stopping by! Now let's get a looksy at the Sorrows Point cover, shall we? Oh, and the blurb too!
Not all exorcists are created equal- especially those that are “marked”.
When defrocked ex-priest, Jimmy Holiday, agrees to help an old friend with his sick daughter, Lucy, Jimmy doesn’t expect the horrors that await him. Blackmoor, his friend’s new residence, rests upon the outskirts of the town of Sorrow’s Point. The mansion’s history of magic, mayhem, and death makes it almost a living thing – a haunted mansion straight out of Flowers in the Attic. Jimmy must decide if Lucy is only ill, or if the haunting of the house and her apparent possession is real.
After the house appears to affect him as well; seeing colors of magic when rooms of the house are warded by a witch and his voice taking on a power he doesn’t understand, Jimmy is met by a transient who tells him he has “the Mark”. Whatever being “marked” means, Jimmy doesn’t care. All he wants to do is help Lucy. Helping Lucy means performing the exorcism.
Jimmy knows the ceremony, but it's belief that matters. And if a demon is using a little girl as a meatsuit, his faith had better be strong enough to kick it back to Hell. Otherwise, he might damn them both.
You can learn more about Danielle and Sorrow's Point by checking out the links below!
Day 4 will welcome Joanne Brothwell and her novel, The Eve Genome!