Friday, September 27, 2013

Author's Slambook: Laure Eve, author of Fearsome Dreamer

Friday, September 27, 2013

Author Bio:
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Laure Eve is a French-British hybrid who grew up in Cornwall, a place saturated with myth and fantasy. Being a child of two cultures taught her everything she needed to know about trying to fit in at the same time as trying to stand out. She speaks English and French and can hold a vague conversation, usually about food, in Greek.

She has worked as a bookseller and, for one memorable summer, a costumed bear for children's parties. She now lives and works in London. Follow Laure at or on Twitter: @LaureEve
1. What is your favorite color? Probably burgundy.
2. Favorite food? Haagen Dazs cookie dough ice cream. Or possibly Roquefort on baguette. Or keftedes with lemon juice. Sometimes it's ratatouille. Moules mariniere. Cake. Any kind of cake. I really love food.
3. Favorite movie of all time? TOO. HARD. TO ANSWER. I don't have a favourite - they all do different things for me, depending on mood. Today I'll say Who Framed Roger Rabbit? just because I've seen it a trillion times and yet if it's on TV I still have to watch it.
4. Favorite song? As above! Today let's say Every Day is Exactly the Same by Nine Inch Nails. It's a dystopian pop song. Honestly.
5. Favorite book of all time? Man, you're killing me. For the moment we'll go with Stephen King's It. That book changed my life.
All about Writing
1. How did your interest in writing originated?
From the moment my mother read me fairytales as bedtime stories, I think. I've always wanted to write, really. Writing is so freeing. It's a way to escape, to become something more. We all want to become something more.

2. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Sort of insane :) I have a full time job, so when I'm in the middle of a book I tend to work 11 or 12 hour days for weeks on end. And weekends. I wouldn't change it for the world, though.

3. Do you work with outline or just write?
I start with a scene, one scene, that I can't get out of my head. I'll write that scene first. Then I'll let it sit for a while. Then I start to build a story around it, a world, and people, and relationships, and a very loose idea of plot. Often I won't know how something ends before I begin writing it. But that's half the fun.

4. What was the hardest part in writing your book? The easiest?
The hardest part is revisions. Going through your words again and again, combing, looking for mistakes, inconsistencies, plot holes, boring bits... after the tenth or eleventh readthrough it starts to drive you insane, and you begin to lose faith in what you have created. But you have to stick with it, and get through it. It's all worth it.

The easiest part is that first scene I write :)

5. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I'm a massive movie buff, so I love to have movie nights. I love yoga too - writing can be very sedentary, so I like taking classes just so I get to move around! And reading, of course. I don't often get time to do it, between work and writing, but nothing beats a fabulous book.
Finish the sentence
1. The difference between fiction and reality is a point of view.
2. Research is what I'm doing when I'm procrastinating.
3. I can write better when I'm on deadline.
4. Sleep is an excellent way to live other lives through dreams.
5. A room without a book is just a box.

Title: Fearsome Dreamer (Fearsome Dreamer #1)
Genre/s: Young Adult, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Expected Publication: October 21, 2013
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There is a world where gods you’ve never heard of have wound themselves into hearts, and choice has led its history down a different path.

This is a world where France made a small, downtrodden island called England part of its vast and bloated empire.

There are people here who can cross a thousand miles with their minds. There are rarer people still who can move between continents in the blink of an eye.

These people are dangerous.

And wanted. Desperately wanted.

Apprentice hedgewitch Vela Rue knows that she is destined for more. She knows being whisked off from a dull country life to a city full of mystery and intrigue is meant to be. She knows she has something her government wants, a talent so rare and precious and new that they will do anything to train her in it.

But she doesn’t know that she is being lied to. She doesn’t know that the man teaching her about her talent is becoming obsessed by her, and considered by some to be the most dangerous man alive ...
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