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Jun 25, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – Libby Doyle

libbyHere is my author interview with Libby Doyle for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out her book The Passion Season: Book I of the Covalent Series. Grab your copy today!

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?
The endless possibilities. When you have characters who possess magic or other superhuman powers it opens up a no-limits world of fun and imagination. Life can be a grind. Why not escape to a different world for a little while? It’s rejuvenating.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
I’d have to say aliens because they can be anything the writer wants them to be. I also like angels, because I’m a sucker for characters that are powerful, beautiful and good. If we include watching as well as reading, I would add vampires because my journey into pop culture and the paranormal started with the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
All paranormal creatures are symbols of things buried in the human psyche. This gives the writers who work with them the opportunity to explore these buried fears and desires in interesting ways. Why do we find vampires so sexy? Is it because they defeat our own inhibitions? Are guardian angels popular because life is so hard we can’t help but dream about someone who’ll protect us? What’s up with all the zombies? Is everyone afraid the world is going to end?

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize?
I think everyone should be in a writers’ group, where you meet face to face. I’ve gotten tons of advice, had a lot of laughs and done a lot of venting at my writers’ group chat fests.

What is one piece advice would you give to new authors just starting out?
If you’re going to self-publish, put your book aside for a month (or two if you can) and read it again before publishing. The time may bring out aspects of your book you didn’t know were there, which could help with marketing. Also, mistakes and weaknesses will jump out at you.

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
My husband and I read at our kitchen table on weekend mornings while drinking coffee, my favorite part of the week.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
A fire-breathing dragon, so I could roast my enemies (or perhaps just really, really frighten them). On days when I’m feeling optimistic, I might choose Pegasus.

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Ripsnorter, because so much happens in my book. Hot sex, sword fights with yellow-eyed beasts, romantic murmurings, hot sex, manipulation of the properties of matter and energy, political intrigue, police work, hot sex, trippy mental battles with Lucifer, and did I mention hot sex? As for why the word applies to me? Well, the story came out of my head, which still seems weird when I think about it.

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?
When I was a teenager, my friend and I thought we felt a malevolent presence near an old quarry, but we were just high.

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?
I have only one book, so start with that! The Passion Season: Book I of the Covalent Series. Check out what Kirkus Reviews has to say about it HERE!

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