MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND LIKE TINY TIM SAYS, GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE! BEST WISHES AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL, WHATEVER YOUR BELIEF MAY BE!
The Star of Bethlehem has fascinated writers from across the centuries.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2012
I’ve always had a yen to be published, but I found the inspiration to write and pursue this dream late in life. At the start of this year, I had an idea for a story but was struggling to bring it and the characters together. Then after seeing a British actor on screen, the wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch from the Sherlock series, I just knew I’d found someone to model my leading man on. The story then took on a life of its own and now here we are…
DEBORAH:How many books are available for purchase?
I write contemporary romance with a fair amount of suspense and adventure. I find it balances out my love for thrills and drama with happy ever after endings.
DEBORAH:Do you have a special place where you like to write?
I sit in my lounge, curled up in the corner of the sofa with my laptop on my lap, surrounded by the family and the dog, with the TV blaring and various interruptions. I find the hum and the buzz a must to write in, total silence tends to throw me off balance. It’s also the only way I can interact with the hubby and kids as if I went to my study, they would probably never see me and have to send out the St. Bernard, hopefully with brandy, to look for me…
DEBORAH : Isn't that interesting that you need noise to write. Well, you found what works for you; that's great.
Currently I’m writing something outside of my comfort zone, which is a psychological crime thriller with a couple of fairly complicated romantic relationships in it. I’m not quite sure where this will take me and it’s too early to talk about just yet –I’m just getting started!
However, I’ve just completed the edits on a two book series of a paranormal contemporary romance called ‘Double Alchemy’ and I’m happy to share the blurb with you in the question below…
This was a story I had to write for many reasons. Love, for one thing, is the best high one can feel. And I’m a hopeless romantic, match-making my friends up and all. My hero and heroine also had a lot to do with it. They wouldn’t leave me alone!
Hmm…well, I better not. Falcon would put me on his hit list after that.
Once the premise was final, and Falcon and Angel gave their approval, the fun began! I love the worlds I am able to create as a writer. It’s an alternate reality, a place I can go to contemplate fantasies and make them happen. That’s exactly what I did with Falcon’s Angel. In this story you will see my love the all things medieval, haunting and witchy.
Writing is a labor of love for me as singing was once. I’m a singer-turned-writer. Having worked the New York City nightclub circuit I couldn’t leave my love of music out of this debut novel.
Classical music, Angel whispers in my ear. Since I can’t sleep when Angel’s talking, and since I love classical music as much as contemporary, classical music it is. In Falcon’s Angel, she plays the violin and Falcon is an accomplished pianist.