Nightmares, acting as messages from a lost time, have plagued Lianna Loraine Von all her life. Magical and horrific dreams have drawn her in so close to the otherworld that each night as they worsen they bring her closer to the dead and the damned. She wakes cut, burned, and bleeding as they steal her sanity in a time when clarity means the difference in survival and demise. Lianna must stand strong, and fight for not only her life, but her destiny.
Death doesn't always want our eternal sleep. Sometimes Death just wants our eternity. - Blood Rose follows the path of a lost soul finding herself and coming to terms with the demons inside of her.
Part time, I am a photographer, painter, mother, business analyst, business owner.
I don't. I write like mad. Get up get juice, make breakfast, write like mad. Water. Write like mad. Milk, lunch, write like mad. So on and such forth.
It's a need. I need it like air. This is what I have to do. When I die I'll be a ghost, whispering the words into someone else's ear.
I am working on three books. The third book in the Blood Saga will be released in June of this year, and I am very excited about it. I am finishing up the formatting and final edit now. I am working on "Tuefel" The child who will either destroy the world or save it when Hell opens up on Earth. And "Jaded Moon" A demon hunter series.
Everything inspires me. Music. Nature. People. Life. Art... Life is inspiring.
I prefer Paranormal, slightly dark, some romance. I do have a romantic suspense, Nothing & Everything about a dancer and a Marine who lost his hearing over seas.
Tons. However much it takes about whatever is necessary. If I need to know how ketchup is made, I will know everything about ketchup. If I need to know the structure of an atom, I won't stop until I can't ever forget it. It's not just matter research either that's important. We need to research our craft. Study what makes good writing. What's in our marketplace. What do we do with our books? Everything. It's all research. If you're not willing to research then the career isn't for you.
Oh ten fold. I've spent years studying, fine tuning, and I could repeat that a million times and not get the point across.
All of my books touch something personal for me. Blood Rose was my very first. She is the first book that ever called to me, that I ever considered writing, and also finished. Which for me is very special. Few authors hold onto their first manuscript to the end.
Accomplishing all of the work myself. I edited it myself a million times with tons of study from day one and continuing on. I formatted the ebook and print myself. The internal images I created. The cover I painted then turned into the proper graphics in photo shop. 100% of my books are my work.
Skill. I truly understand grammar now when I assumed I did before. Punctuation included. Sentence structure. What captivates. Balance.
I dive in head first to everything I do. Go big or go home.
Not as often as I wish I could.
Absolutely. They're the readers. It doesn't mean I do everything they ask for. I've been asked to amp up my erotic scenes, which is something I only do if the book calls for it, such as in Reaping Grim.
Absolutely. It's dire. You can do the work all on your own, if you learn absolutely everything you need to know. Expect to make mistakes. But, if you have a support group, such as Literary Karma, http://www.unhinderedarts.com/literary-karma/ you can lean on people who already made the mistakes.
No. I was Editor in Chief of two companies, freelance before that. I have studied more than most would bother. It doesn't entirely make it easier. We are more prone to missing mistakes in our own writing than anyone else's. But I have come to a point I don't want anyone to have any control over my books aside from me.
Authors. Kami Garcia, Kathy Reichs, Christopher Farnsworth, Christopher Pike, Dan Brown, Margaret Stohl. There have been a lot of people to influence me, but these were my mentors, even if just from their own words.
Marketing must be done by every author, whether they decide to go the traditional path or any of the many variances. This is vital to our survival as authors. If you want to write and sell books, you have to market. Period. In order to do this, you have to create a platform. Just as any platform you want it sturdy with plenty of room to dance on ;)
I have several. Blood Rose is book one in the Bloog Saga, to date there are 4 books in that series with plans for more.
I prefer longer. I like at least 80,000 words. I don't mind novellas and shorts, but I get invested and then it's over. Not a fan of that.
Hunt them like they were deer and it's the apocalypse? Beg?
I have so many I could never choose. All of them.
I'm discussing it with someone now actually.
Building Literary Karma up to become it's own thriving entity. Writing, editing.
Switch projects. Talk to myself until I come to terms with what I have to do.
Study. If you're dedicated enough to study then you're dedicated to becoming an author.
Jacquelynn F. Gagne is an artist. When she cannot be found in the real world she is usually found covered in paint, pastels or most usually words. Among writing, photography and art, Jacquelynn has been married for ten years and is mother to two incredible boys who take after their parents in every way, for better and worse.
Unhindered Arts was born out of trial and fire, in many ways to me. It became my sanctuary. The place I could show all off me. My paintings, the furniture and even the house I’m painting, my passion for photography and of course the words. All the words. The novels, the articles. If I can help etch another artist’s skills and inspire them then it makes every day worthwhile. If I have it my way, when I am long dead my ghost will be whispering words into someone’s ear who is willing to listen.
There is something that is just pure magic about literature. No matter what you’re reading, it holds the possibility of all things, and that is magic! Every story has the potential to give you any and every emotion: love, fear, excitement, sadness, joy, anger, and so much more. There is no purer sense of humanity than emotion. Literature is the quintessential of art. Through words alone we have the ability to create and step into any universe imaginable. Imaginable! And what limit is there to the human imagination? Absolutely none.
To create a book, a novel or otherwise, there is this magnificent feeling of accomplishment but it goes so much further than that. We’ve taken part in creating a completely new existence. Another dimension comes to life with every word we put on the page. We fall in love with these characters like we do with our partners and our children. They’re not just characters, but lives that we give birth to that every reader recreates again and again. For me to finally complete this story and to show it to the world is one of my personally proudest moments. So thank you, to all of those who have come this far. The journeys we’re to share together through these pages are going to be absolutely unforgettable.
For more works by Jacquelynn Gagne please visit her slice of paradise at Unhindered Arts.