Our interview today is with Marie Lamba author of the paranormal romance novel Drawn (4.7 stars on 21 reviews). It will be FREE on 8/8 and 8/9. Before we get to the interview a brief book description: She’s the artist that finds him in her drawings. He’s the medieval ghost that conquers her heart. And their time is running out.
Michelle De Freccio moves to England seeking a normal life, but someone starts appearing in her sketches. Then he grabs her at the castle, his pale green eyes full of longing. She’s immediately drawn to him, but is Christopher Newman real? She’s either losing it, or channeling a hot ghost from the 1400′s. History calls him a murderer. Her heart tells her other truths. Now Michelle faces endless dangers…and a timeless love.
Interview with Marie Lamba
Many authors draw on their own life experience for their books. Did Drawn
grow out of any life experiences for you?
Drawn is about an artist who sketches a hot medieval ghost, and who soon finds herself entangled with him and his treacherous past.
When I was a senior in college, I lived for half a year in England. I was studying writing and illustrating, so you know I kept a journal that I filled with observations and with sketches. As someone who read so much gothic literature…The Woman in White, Wuthering Heights, etc. etc., of course I was prone to lurking around old graveyards and exploring dank castle dungeons.
So one day, I was sitting on the cold dirt floor in a dungeon. The only light coming in was through a high small window, crisscrossed with bars and laced with cobwebs. Still, squinting, I could see enough to draw the eerie space in my journal: the chains hanging from the walls, the coarse stones that once must surely have been slaked with blood and suffering. And that’s when I saw him. Read more »
We know you can do it! Climb the highest mountain. Obtain a clean inbox. Our guest post by author Bea Kylene Jumarang (visit her blog) who has a new book called Dark Redemption which will be released in July 2013.
Conquer Your E-mail and Achieve an Empty Inbox
Let me start with this. When I say conquer e-mail, I mean reduce it to zero at the end of each day. I have no interest in anything less, which means no partial deletions, or letting you keep five e-mails just because you’re sentimental. My idea of e-mail conquest simply isn’t like that. For me, conquering e-mail means leaving you free to focus on the next day’s tasks, doing so with a clean slate each time.
That said, if you’re brave enough to read on, I salute you for retaking control of your overloaded life. Go on below for the steps, and good luck!
1. Set aside an hour or two and begin the purge.
Save the excuses about how you’ll need that e-mail from a month ago, or the fact that your filled inbox makes you feel important. Ask yourself instead, when was the last time that month-old mail actually mattered? Also, why are you still keeping that unread newsletter from three months ago? You’ve survived this long not reading it, so what’s holding you back now?
The simple answer? Nothing.
So what are you gonna do? Delete the goddamn things.
Yes, delete them. Be unmerciful and delete every single e-mail that doesn’t really matter anymore. And get real, alright? Remove the useless ones Read more »
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