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How creepy and scary is it when somebody seems to know more about you than yourself? Especially when that person keeps pursuing you with no end in sight…
It eventually propels Emilie in a search for truth about her family and origins. During this time she and Nathan enter some real dark places of the soul as well as the literal kind.
The road to freedom is a fight, but the uncovering of the truth – though painful and coming at a high cost – brings its own rewards. And isn’t that true for our lives as well? If only real life would hold the kind of reward the main characters experience in the book!
I love a story that is unpredictable and surprising, and Stacy delivers! She did an excellent job with the complexity of the story line, making it an interesting and exciting read, especially as the tale unfolds further and further. Definitely recommended!
Now hold on for my first ever Author Interview!
Hi Fenny! Thanks so much for having me!
Let me get the questions out:
How does your typical working day look like?
I typically get started after dropping my daughter (first grade) off at school. I try to do a bit of social media, some marketing, and then attack whatever list I’ve made for the day. My biggest issue is distraction via the Internet, but I’m working on it!
What is the hardest for you in the writing process and how do you overcome it?
Slogging through the blahs. I’ll go through some days where I hate the book, hate all my ideas, and just don’t want to do anything with. A lot of times, I’ll do some free-writing about whatever issue that’s bugging me, and that will often help. But every now and then, I put everything away for the day and curl up with a good book. Sometimes it helps to take a step back.
What do you enjoy most in being a writer?
The freedom to create worlds and characters, and to live vicariously through them. And writing is a great way to explore some of the darker side of human nature, which is really interesting to me.
When did you start writing and why?
I’ve written on and off since I was around 12. Little short stories, a journal, things like that. A lot of times it seemed my head would explode if I didn’t get the idea on paper.
When did you know for sure that you are a writer?
I’ve always known that’s what I wanted to be, but it took most of my life for me to believe I could do it.
What is your best writing advise to aspiring writers?
Write the book you want to read, and the story that’s in your head. If you don’t love it, your readers won’t. And read as much as you can, especially in your genre. I’ve learned more from reading my favorite authors than any class I’ve taken.
How much of your own life, past or present, end up in your books?
Bits and pieces. Little personality traits of people I know. And INTO THE DARK’s theme of letting go of the past grew from my own personal issues when I was writing it. I think it’s natural to put some of ourselves in everything we write.
What motivates you to write?
A good idea, one that won’t quit knocking around in my head. Or an interesting bit of research, a great book.
What books, authors, movies or else inspire you?
Although I don’t write in her genre, Anne Rice has always been a big inspiration. When I read Interview With The Vampire for the first time, I was struck with the NEED to try to create my own stories and worlds, and that’s the first time I remember that happening. Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag, Tess Gerrittsen–all great writers whose books have taught me so much.
What question have you always wanted to be asked? What is the answer to this question?
Did you go into the Las Vegas storm drains yourself in your research?No – I relied on Matt O’Brien’s great book, Beneath The Neon, many newspaper articles, and my own imagination.
Stacy Green is fascinated by the workings of the criminal mind and explores true crime on her popular Thriller Thursday posts at her blog, Turning the Page.
After earning her degree in journalism, Stacy worked in advertising before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. She rediscovered her love of writing and wrote several articles for Women’s Edition Magazine of Cedar Rapids, profiling local businesses, before penning her first novel.
Her debut novel, INTO THE DARK, is set in Las Vegas and features a heroine on the edge of disaster, a tormented villain, and the city’s infamous storm drains that house hundreds of homeless.