We are pleased to bring new writers to your attention at KGHH Publishing.
We see real potential in our first guest author Deborah A. Stansil.
Born and raised in the North East of England, Deborah A Stansil always dreamed of one day becoming a writer. As a teenager, she would write fiction but she rarely shared it with anyone, and as an adult, life got in the way.
She never forgot her passion to write creatively and now the dream is a reality, with both her books and her blog. Deborah has well and truly caught the writing bug and she is now a full time writer.
She enjoys reading, writing and she’s never far from a book or a notepad/laptop. She also enjoys travelling, both in the UK and abroad and one day, she would love to travel the world.
Deborah is best known for her love of the horror genre, both writing and reading, although she does enjoy writing in both the crime and fantasy genres too. She hopes you enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoyed writing them!
Amazon Author Page: https://goo.gl/FrXC4V
KG: What's your favourite book?
DAS: After the above answer, I should probably choose a Stephen King book! The truth is I have a huge list of favourite books, but I think my all-time favourite book is Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel. I have reread the book many times and it still never fails to move me. And every time I read it, I find something new that I missed before.
KG: Do you read a lot? If so what are you reading right now?
DAS: I do read a lot. Probably too much if there’s such a thing. I have just finished Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery and I’m about to start Michael Grant’s Front Lines.
KG: What writing projects are you working on at the moment?
DAS: I’m currently working on a final edit of a YA book I finished writing last year. I’m also planning the next edition of Twisted Tales which is a series of short horror stories, and I’m also working on a non-fiction book for beginner bloggers.
KG: What do you like most about writing?
DAS: I love that moment where the plot takes over and the words spill out almost of their own accord.
KG: Where do you see yourself and your writing in five years time?
DAS: Hopefully in five year’s time, I will be making a living purely from my own books and not still be ghost writing too.
KG: What one writing tip would you share?
DAS: Just start. Don’t spend hours trying to find the perfect opening line. Start with whatever is in your head right now. You can always change that line later, but if you wait for the perfect opener before you start, you might be waiting a long time!
KG: What would you say to educate and inspire young writers?
DAS: I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but I would say to any young writers don’t give up. Ignore the rejections – they are people who you would never click with. Strive to find the people who love your work and believe in you. And always write for yourself. If you don’t love what you write, how can you expect anyone else to?
KG: What or who inspired you to be a writer?
DAS: I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a child – my first taste of writing was creative writing at school. Even at such a young age (around nine or ten) writing fiction just somehow felt right. It felt like something I had to do.
KG: What gave you the idea of your latest book?
DAS: I have always had a thing about mirrors being kind of spooky. I was originally going to write a haunted house type of plot which has been in my mind for a while now, but as I was thinking about exactly where the plot was going to go, this idea of a mirror popped into my head and wouldn’t leave. Before long, the whole idea for The Mirror was there!
KG: Who is your favourite writer and why?
DAS: I love so many writers, but I think I would have to say my favourite writer is Stephen King. He was the first adult horror writer I ever read, and something about his writing style just hooks me in. I love the way he can bring characters to life, and I love how he rounds his characters. No character is ever all good or all bad – some of his heroes are actually fairly unlikeable people. I love that he can take a character like that and make me root for him all the same.
When Amy’s daughter Lilly spots an old mirror in a local antiques store, she can’t resist buying it for her.
But with the mirror comes more than Amy bargained for. When Lilly starts talking about her “friend in the mirror”, Amy writes it off as an imaginary friend.
But Lilly’s imaginary friend is hard to ignore, and it’s not long until Amy finds herself embroiled in a battle; a battle to save her daughter, and a battle to save her secrets.
Can a mirror really reflect the past? How else can Lilly know so much?
Twisted Tales is a collection of twenty-seven short horror stories. Ranging from crazed stalkers, killers, dealing with the Devil and everything in between, this collection shows the darker side of human nature in all its black glory.
Journey through the twisted minds of the central characters as they make their choices, and watch their lives spiral out of control.
Hate them, empathise with them, and stay on your guard. There’s a dark streak in all of us just waiting to come out.
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