Well – it’s a dreary Monday, and the weekend is over. But I guarantee your day will be made brighter after reading the interview with today’s author. Find out why she’d prefer to be chased around the Overlook Hotel by Jack Torrance than go back to high school prom. Make sure to check out her book, which asks the question, “Can ghosts be haunted?” Welcome Eliza Lainn!
Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?
Hmm, this is a tough one, but I think I’d rather be a vampire. I hate physical pain and my bones breaking, snapping, transforming every full moon? Not about that. At all. Plus, vampires get to wear capes and I love the badass feeling of walking with a cape billowing out behind you.
Would you rather spend a night in The Overlook Hotel with Jack Torrance or be in the high school gym during prom with Carrie?
I’d rather spend a night in the Overlook Hotel with Jack Torrance. Both are utterly terrifying but having to relive a high school prom on top of Carrie being angry? No thank you. I’d rather run around chased by a crazy, hotel-possessed man than face teenage angst again.
Would you rather be part of the X-Files team or Ghostbusters?
Ghostbusters. Hands down. I’ve wanted one of those snazzy jumpsuits and a Proton Pack since I was a child. And the car? Yesssss. And then there are the coworkers—I love working with funny people. Who wouldn’t love to crack snarky jokes with comedians while battling malicious ghosts?
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters of the opposite sex?
Getting the voice right. I have guy friends, and we talk, but I also have a sinking suspicion they interact amongst themselves differently when girls aren’t present. So, I second guess myself every time I’m writing a scene between just male characters because I’m worried their voices aren’t genuine.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love playing video games, story-driven ones especially (I know, shocking, right?). Final Fantasy, Bravely Default, Persona—JRPGs really. If I’m not doing those, I’m playing board games with my friends or goofing off with my dog.
What are you working on now?
Right now, I’m working on a thief-centered YA fantasy. It’s been an idea for years, just rattling around in my noggin, and even though I should be focusing on finishing out the Apparition Investigation series, this idea has latched on and won’t let go.
“It reminds me of Meg Cabot’s Mediator series…but with two ghosts…and psychics…and serial killers.” – Candice, Review
As far as apartments go, roommates Stella and Charlotte “Bronte” believe theirs to be just fine. Sure, they hate taking the stairs up to the third floor, especially after grocery shopping. And yes, the apartment staff could be a bit nicer. All things considered though, it’s not a bad place to live.
Then they realize it’s haunted.
Which isn’t all that bad, really. Cyril and Oliver are polite, charming, and respectful. Sure, they have to get used to seeing shadows in the corner of their eyes or hearing voices whispering from out of nowhere. But at least there aren’t cockroaches in the kitchen and the neighbors aren’t loud.
Things seem positively hunky-dory. Until Oliver and Cyril begin seeing shadows, hearing growls. Then all four are left wondering: can ghosts be haunted themselves?
Eliza Lainn is the author of the Apparition Investigation series. She loves fantastical stories full of magic, mayhem, and monsters, though she’s been known to read through some science fiction now and again. She has an unhealthy obsession with billowing coats, can’t throw a battle axe to save her life, and daydreams constantly about what it would be like to have superpowers. When not writing, she’s probably losing at a new board game against her brother or going for meandering walks around her Texas town.
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