Thursday, September 27, 2012

Interview with Emma Meade

Do you write in different genres?

I write in the paranormal/fantasy genre. I attempted to write a contemporary novel once and couldn’t make it past the first few chapters. That’s when I realized my stories need to have at least a whiff of the supernatural.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

That it’s okay to dream and dream big. I also hope readers, especially teenagers, will recognize Erin’s inner strength. She’s independent, and while she falls hard for James, she doesn’t lose her sense of self. It’s wonderful to fall in love, but you shouldn’t give up everything to suit the guy you’re dating.

What books/authors have influenced your life?

Stephen King, Anne Rice, Virginia Andrews, Maeve Binchy, Marian Keyes, L.J. Smith, the Point Horror and Nightmares series, and many, many more.

What book are you reading now?

I just finished Marian Keyes’ The Mystery of Mercy Close. Keyes is a witty, Irish writer. Her books could be classified as intelligent chick lit.

What books are in your to read pile?

I have roughly 100 books to get through on my Kindle, among them Eternal Crimson by Michelle Hughes, Read Me Dead by Emerald Barnes, Guardian of Fate by L.J. Kentowski and Latter Day of the Dead by Kevin Krohn.  There aren’t enough hours in the day for all the books I’m dying to read.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

I’m working on another vampire novel, for adults this time, called Night Whispers set in London. It follows Alex and Tristan, the characters from my short story collection, Night Sighs.

Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?

No. My stories come from my imagination. I’ve travelled a lot through Europe and would like to incorporate my experiences into future books.  This summer I was in Barcelona and took pic after pic of fabulous houses and historical buildings. Hopefully I can use them for inspiration for future books. In fact, I was imagining my characters, Alex and Tristan from Night Whispers on holiday and staying in lavish accommodations in the city.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

"Breakaway"- Kelly Clarkson.  Erin's song.
"You Really Got Me" - The Kinks.  James when he’s thinking about Erin.
"Stay" - Shakespears Sister.  The scary love triangle made up of Erin, Carla and James.
"Talk Show Host" - Radiohead.  Zach.
"Don't Cry" - Guns 'N' Roses.
"Liar" - Cranberries.
"I'm on Fire" - Bruce Springsteen.
"Honestly OK" - Dido.
"Where the Wild Roses Grow"- Nick Cave featuring Kylie Minogue. This is the song Erin hears in her nightmare.

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Under the Desert Moon
By Emma Meade

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Soul Fire Press

ISBN: 9780985243166

Number of pages: Paperback 205
Word Count: Approx 50,000

Book Description:

17 year old Erin Harris spends her time daydreaming, hoping to escape her small town life in CopperfieldArizona.  When a movie crew arrives unexpectedly to shoot a vampire film over the summer, Erin’s small town world changes forever. 

Erin is positive she has seen the star, James Linkin before in a thirty year old TV show.  He hasn’t aged a day. How is this possible?  Erin is determined to find out, but how will James handle the scrutiny of an all too intelligent teenage girl?

Author Bio:

Emma Meade lives in rainy Ireland. She loves vampires, slayers, witches, ghosts, aliens & shadow men (or at least the youngest of the Shadow Men), and regular people who live extraordinary lives (think Slayerettes and you’re on the right track).

Books, DVDS & TV show boxsets take up lots of space in her home, and she collects all the Point Horror books she can get her hands on.

Writing supernatural short stories and watching marathon re-runs of Buffy are some of her favourite ways of escaping reality.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for this.