Jan 20, 2016

Paranormal Author Takeover Interview – Danielle DeVor

danielleHere is the interview that I had the pleasure of doing with Danielle DeVor for the VF Presents Paranormal Author Takeover Event. Thank you C.L. for doing the interview with me.

What made you choose to write in the paranormal genre?
I’ve always been fascinated by the things that go bump in the night. So, getting involved with ghosts and vampires, etc, was just a natural progression for me. In fact, books that I write outside the genre are very difficult.

How many books do you currently have available in the paranormal genre and what are the titles?
Tail of the Devil, Constructing Marcus, Sorrow’s Point, The Devil’s Liege, and Strange Darkness
I also have short stories in anthologies. And, some of the books cross over into other genres as well.

What is your favorite paranormal creature and why?
The vampire, definitely. I connected with them at an early age. I think because they can be beautiful and ugly. And, they can fly.

If you could live in any paranormal book what book and character would you choose?
Definitely The Vampire Lestat. I would love to meet Lestat. Not be him exactly, but hang out with him. So, I would have to be someone he has crossed, I suppose.

Can you share information with us any projects that you are currently working on?
I just finished my sci fi vampire book, Maw. So, I am getting ready to begin the 4th volume of The Marker Cronicles (the first book of the series is Sorrow’s Point).

What do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions that people have about writers in general?
That we make a lot of money, but if they find out we don’t, then the writing must suck. The general public is really misinformed on the writing industry.

If you could change something within the author/reader community what would you change and why?
The kind of high-brow attitude some authors display when they are published with the Big 5. This publishing world is far different from the one even ten years ago. Getting an agent and with a big publisher depends largely on a certain amount of luck these days. You have to have the one book they think will become a blockbuster.

Who is your biggest supporter?
My dad. He talks about my books to everyone he meets.

Of all the books that you have written are any of them based on real life experiences?
There are snippets in lots of my books. The most are in The Marker Cronicles. A lot that happens to Jimmy Holiday has happened to one family member or another. Lots of ghosts in my family. 🙂

What advice would you give to new authors that are just starting out?
Build your audience. Try to get as many real twitter followers as possible and make friends with other authors. It helps. 🙂

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