1. Who is your favorite character?
In Soulless Light, it's Julia. She is a strong woman especially for her time and she knew what she wanted out of life. She also wasn't afraid to make a choice.
2. How did you come to create him/her?
It was a mistake. It actually started with a single line. I was writing a short story and she came to me. It was an experiment in 1st person writing.
3. When did he/she first enter your mind?
The first time I used the word "I" in the book.
4. Where was he/she given life in the creative process?
From the very beginning. I knew I wanted to write a story that had to do with the time period of 1300's where the plague was mixed in with magic, love, laughter and a strong belief in the way life was lived.
5. What do like the most about him/her and what do you dislike the most about him/her?
What I like the most was the way she loved her life and the way she wasn't afraid to stand up and take action. What I dislike most about her was that she had a short life. It was stolen from her and I often think that life steals from us even when we don't realize it.
This was a novella I loved writing. I enjoyed experimenting with the symbolism and I also enjoyed playing with the whole idea of a woman taking out revenge in a time when women weren't considered to be too tough or too strong. I loved the idea that the times she was written in were a discombobulated mess when it came to the belief systems. It was a time when magic still existed because science wasn't quite as advanced.
A young love destroyed, an entire village murdered. The year, 1363-the plagued ravaged the land in every corner of Great Britain accept one lonely isle called The Isle of Ely. The bishop, sure the village had consorted with the devil sent his Templar Knights to investigate. Their hearts thirsted for blood. They killed every living person in the village. Julia's soul, so angered by the actions of the knights, is given a power in death she did not posses in life. She must decide if revenge is worth the price she will pay.
Price: $6.99 print, $2.99 Kindle
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/
Joann H. Buchanan, author, radio show host and mother of 5, is living in Kansas. Soulless Light is her debut novel.
Her novel I Am Wolf has just been picked up by World Castle Publishing and is in the middle of edits. More news to come.
She hosts The Eclectic Artist Cave Mon-Fri on The Shark at 11 AM CST. She interviews writers, producers, musicians and creative people of all kinds. Information about her show can be found at, http://theeclecticartistcave.
Also, Joann H. Buchanan hosts video author chats for Book Candy Studios. http://joannhbuchanan.
She lives by 2 motto's, above all else, entertain and make it work.
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