Author Spotlight with Lily Oak
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K.S. Hello and welcome to the blog Lilly. I am very excited to have you here. Why don’t we start off with a small introduction? Tell us a little about yourself.
L.O. Well I'm a writer of paranormal and occult inspired fiction as well as articles of paganism and modern witchcraft. I run Hedge-Witchery.com and will shortly be launching Hedge Witchery Books.
K.S. Any interesting writing quirks or stories you would like to share with my readers?
L.O. I can not for the life of me be creative on a computer! all my first drafts are written by hand in an array of note books.
K.S. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? What sparked the desire to pen your first novel?
L.O. I've always loved the written word, an the power it has. I think I've always wanted to be a writer.
K.S. What genre do you write?
L.O. Paranornaml/occult/fantasy fiction.
K.S. What would you say has inspired you most in your writing career? Or, who is your favorite author and why?
L.O. Wow that’s a hard question, and it depends when you ask me. If you pushed me for a fave fiction writer probably Jean M Auel, such beautifully fantastical stories that your are drawn so much further into because it could have really happened.
K.S. What does your family think of your writing?
L.O. Well my 4 and 5 year old have demanded their own book review blog ( http://jensonandscarletsmft.blogspot.com/ ) so it's clearly having some impact!
K.S. What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your book?
L.O. How fantastic people can be, Hope Moon is a small anthology of works loosely themed around the moon. It was put together in just 3 days, without all those that got involved it just wouldn't have happened.
K.S. What inspired you to write your novel?
L.O. I found myself with a few days to myself, just as I was wondering what to do with my time I flicked on the TV and there were those news pictures from Haiti.
K.S. Can you tell us a little about your novel?
Hope Moon Amazon.co.uk (For some reason blogger did not like the embed code here. the link will still work though)
L.O. Hope Moon contains a wide range of things from a wide range of people. It includes a lesson in basic moon magic, contributed by Dawn Gribble and taken from Pagan-Magic.com's witchcraft e-course. Some brilliant articles on how the moon effects us all in different way by, Lidia Tremblay, Scarlet Page and Laura Goodfellow. It also has it's fair share of creative writing. There are two beautifully haunting short stories by Chris Bartholomew and Kaolin Fire. All of these components are punctuated with poetry by Julie Carty, Isabelle Newbill, Laura Goodfellow and Rob Bond (who's stunning painting adorns the cover).
K.S. Where can we find your novel?
L.O. The book is availible on Amazon and as an ebook or paperback from Lulu. There will be more stockists announced soon so the Book Shop page on www.hedge-witchery.com is the best place to look.
K.S. Do you have a website, fan site, or Blog that we can visit?
There's my main site www.hedge-witchery.com my blog http://hedge-witchery.blogspot.com/ and Hedge Witchery Books blog http://hedge-witcherybooks.blogspot.com
I'm also launching a new website soon that I'm currently inviting writers to join, there's more info here http://hedge-witcherybooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/hope-moon-give-away.htmlK.S. Do you have any closing advice to aspiring writers?
L.O. Write what inspires you, not what’s in fashion.
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