Unlike other authors featured in the Bad Moon series, today’s author wouldn’t mind meeting a monster in a dark alley – but she prefers one in particular. Welcome Elle Lewis!
You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final person, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
I would be the final person. I hope! I would like to think I’m the girl that can creatively use her environment, put together some makeshift weapons, and take out the killer. All while making snarky comments.
Vampires, ghosts, werewolves, or zombies – which would you least want to meet in a dark alley?
I have to put a little spin on this question and change it to – which monster would I want to meet in a dark alley?
I secretly hope to cross paths with a werewolf and get bit or scratched. I would love to be a werewolf. And I wouldn’t be the person that whines about losing their humanity. Not human anymore? Hell yes!!
In a zombie apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?
Sawed off shot gun. And don’t forget rule #2— double tap.
How do you develop your plots and characters?
I do what I call a “shell”. It’s essentially the framework of the book from beginning to end. I outline my theme, plot, and characters. I conduct any research needed and include that as well. Once my frame work for the book is in place, I start writing. Since the shell of the book is already done with all the technical aspects already worked out, my imagination can really take off. It works well for me. Characterization is probably my favorite part of building a story. I love building characters and developing their story arch.
Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?
Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. I read their books at a young impressionable age and man—their words reached in and took hold. I immediately fell in love with Science Fiction/Fantasy. Those books started me on a journey that led to so many other incredible worlds. Tolkien and Lewis got into by blood, integrating Fantasy into my soul. Without them…who knows?
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I like to run. I love spending days on the beach. And I adore nights relaxing on the couch, with my husband, our cat cuddled next to us. Low key is my speed.
What are you working on now?
Currently I am attempting a genre cross-over into Horror. The setting is the OR of a hospital. As a procedure nurse, I have spent a lot of time in the OR. I think people in general do not like being in the hospital, and they are very nervous about being put under for surgery. I want to play with this fear and twist it into something truly horrifying. Beware. It’s going to be scary!
Sloan left home a year ago, hoping to escape her past.
One night, a chance encounter will change her life forever. Sloan crosses paths with a dangerous being. He is ancient. Evil. And she has caught his attention.
Sloan attempts to continue with day to day life but soon realizes that she has become his obsession. Not only does he stalk her by day, but he can enter her dreams, tormenting her while she sleeps.
Desperate, Sloan searches for answers. What is he? And more importantly, what does he want with her?
Sloan is running out of time. Help arrives but they are equally as terrifying as the evil being that is after her. Can Sloan trust them? She may have no choice. The dark stranger will find her soon, and when he does, he will drag her into a dark oblivion so absolute there will be no hope of resurfacing.
Elle Lewis lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, son, and a phenomenal orange cat named Cheddar. She is a nurse by profession, but her heart belongs to monsters, fictional worlds, and all things conjured up by the imagination. She dreams of one day moving to the mountains and living in a small town that resembles The Shire.
Facebook page: Elle Lewis@glass.star.trilogy