Friday, October 18, 2013

@StrangeChem Author Slambook: Laura Lam + Giveaway

Friday, October 18, 2013

Author Bio
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Laura Lam was raised near San Francisco, California, by two former Haight-Ashbury hippies. Both of them encouraged her to finger-paint to her heart’s desire, colour outside of the lines, and consider the library a second home. This led to an overabundance of daydreams.

She relocated to Scotland to be with her husband, whom she met on the internet when he insulted her taste in books. She almost blocked him but is glad she didn’t. At times she misses the sunshine.
1. What is your favorite color? Teal
2. Favorite food? Peanut butter
3. Favorite movie of all time? Before Sunrise
4. Favorite song? At the moment “Lose It” by Austra, but it changes. Also the whole new Goldfrapp album is lovely.
5. Favorite book of all time? Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
All about Writing
1. How did your interest in writing originated?
A love of reading.

2. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Most often, I write at the café or at home after work.

3. Do you work with outline or just write?
I use fairly detailed outlines but let myself go in a different direction if it seems like a better idea.

4. What was the hardest part in writing your book? The easiest?
Hardest part of Pantomime – the titular chapter with the pantomime, because it was difficult to balance both the events of the play and the thoughts and feelings of the actors playing them. The easiest scene was when Micah and Aenea go to the Museum of Mechanical Antiquities.

5. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Reading, exercising, watching TV, seeing friends, traveling. The usual stuff.
Finish the sentence
1. The difference between fiction and reality is less magic.
2. Research is what I'm doing when I should be writing.
3. I can write better when I turn off the internet.
4. Sleep is an excellent way to dream.
5. A room without a book is sad.
Title: Pantomime (Pantomime #1)
Genre/s: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Paranormal
Released Date: February 5, 2013
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R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.

Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star.

But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.

Title: Shadowplay (Pantomime #2)
Genre/s: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Paranormal
Released Date: January 4, 2014
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The circus lies behind Micah Grey in dust and ashes.

He and the white clown, Drystan, take refuge with the once-great
magician, Jasper Maske. When Maske agrees to teach them his trade, his embittered rival challenges them to a duel which could decide all of their fates. People also hunt both Micah and the person he was before the circus--the runaway daughter of a noble family. And Micah discovers there is magic and power in the world, far beyond the card tricks and illusions he's perfecting...

A tale of phantom wings, a clockwork hand, and the delicate unfurling of new love, Shadowplay continues Micah Grey’s extraordinary journey.
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