Haunting Violet

h3HauntingVioleth3pVioletWilloughbydoesntbelieveinghostsespeciallysincehermotherhasworkedasafraudulentmediumforadecade.Violethastakenpartinenoughofhermotherstrickstofeelmorethanalittlejadedaboutanythingsupernatural.brbrTheghostshoweverbelieveinVioletandshesbeenseeingthemeverywhere.OneghostinparticularneedsViolettouseheremerginggifttosolvehermurder...andpreventtheghoststwinsisterfromsufferingthesamefate.brbrstrongAlyxandraHarveystronglivesinOntarioCanada.ShestudiedCreativeWritingandLiteratureatYorkUniversityandhashadherpoetrypublishedinmagazineslikeTheAntigonishReviewRoomofOnesOwnOnSpecandCV2.Whennotwritingsheisabellydancerandjewellerymaker.brbrMyLoveLiesBleedingpublishedbyBloomsburyinJanuary2010isateenvampireactionstoryforfansofStephanieMeyerandBuffytheVampireSlayer.brThesequeltoMyLoveLiesBleedingpublishedinJuly2010isBloodFeud.brFollowingonfromMyLovesLiesBleedingandBloodFeudOutforBloodpublishedbyBloomsburyinNovember2010continuestoexcitereaderswiththeromanceandadventureinthisintricatevampireworld.BleedingHeartspublishedbyBloomsburyinOctober2011isthefourthintheDrakeChroniclesseries.brbrHauntingVioletpublishedbyBloomsburyinJuly2011isastandalonetitlewithasupernaturalthemeandmorethanadashofromance.brbrstrongHauntingVioletstrongbrBloomsburyPublishingbrAuthorAlyxandraHarveybrISBN9781408811313brbrbrph3InterviewwithAlyxandraHarveyh3pstrongQuestionstrongHowdidyoucomeupwiththeideaofHauntingVioletbrbrstrongAlyxandraHarveystrongTheideaforHauntingVioletpoppedintomyheadwhenIwasreadingaboutfakeseacuteancesinthe1870s.IcouldpictureVioletreluctantlyworkingforhermotherandhowconfusedshewouldbeifsheeverfoundoutghostswereactuallyreal.OnceIhadthatquestioninmymindIjustfeltcompelledtoansweritAndIadorethe18thcenturyandIadoreparanormalfictionsoitwassuchatreattocombinethetwo.AndthenonceIrealisedIwantedtotellaghoststorywithaSpiritualistbenttherewasjustnoothertimeperiodthatwoulddo.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongArethecharactersbasedonanyoneyouknowbrbrstrongAlyxandraHarveystrongNomycharacterstendtowalkonfairlywelldeveloped.Iwillcreatecollagestogettoknowthembetterandmusicalplaylistsbuttheyarentanyonebutthemselves.ItsavesmereceivingalotofcrankyphonecallsfromfriendsandfamilybrbrbrstrongQuestionstrongHowmuchofyourinspirationcomesfromreallifeandrealpeoplebrbrstrongAlyxandraHarveystrongIlovewritinghistoricalfantasysointhatparticulargenreIusereallifehistoricaldetails.AnditsthosedetailswhichIlovethemostsuchasthatteawaskeptinalockedboxtomatoeswerethoughttobepoisonoushotchocolatewasbasicallymeltedchocolateandcream.Yum.ThecalvesfootjellyNotsomuchwiththeyum.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongWhatisthebestthingaboutcreatingacharacterlikeVioletWilloughbybrbrstrongAlyxandraHarveystrongIgettoexploreawholenewworld...severalworldsactuallyVictoriansocietyghostlyvisitscuteIrishpickpockets...brbrIalsowantedtocreateagirlwhokickedbutt...Idotendtolikethem.IntheDrakeChroniclesmygirlsarefairlyviolentandconfidentbutasagirlinVictoriansocietytheopportunitiesaredifferent.Iwantmygirlstobeabletokickbuttbutnotonlywithviolencealsowithclevernessandkindness.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongWhatadvicedoyouhaveforaspiringwritersorartistsbrbrstrongAlyxandraHarveystrongThebadnewsistheresnosecrethandshake.brThegoodnewsistheresnosecrethandshakebrSomyadviceisprettybasicwrite.SoundssimplerightButalotofpeoplewanttobewriterstheydontnecessarilywanttowrite.Ifyoulovetowriteyourehalfwaytherealready.Keepatit.Likeanythingelseyouneedpractice.brbrLearntofinishsomethingapoemashortstoryanovella.Thefireatthebeginningofastorycanflickeronceyoureafewchaptersinandthenyougetdistractedbyshinyidea15andthatoneoverthere.andwaitisthatDeanWinchesterMr.Darcyokaythoselast2mightjustbemesolearntofinish.Itsaskilllikeanyother.brbrAndtrynottoworrytoomuchaboutyourvoice.Ifyouretruetoyourselfandyourstoryyourvoicewillorganicallymagicallyhappen.brbrbrInterviewbyBrookeHunterppnbspppnbspp


 



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