Author Spotlight with Daryl Sedore
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Daryl Sedore (September 5, 2010)
Kindle US - http://www.amazon.com/Precog-Visions-Fury-ebook/dp/B00422LGMI/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1295891265&sr=8-2
Kindle UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Precog-Visions-of-Fury/dp/B00422LGMI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1295891438&sr=8-2
Product Description (From Amazon)
Sarah Roberts has been thwarting kidnappings and saving lives against her will. She'd rather be a normal eighteen year old, but messages of death and crime are foretold to her. When a warning comes that she will be next, Sarah misinterprets it, not realizing until it's too late that she is the victim.
During her kidnapping, one of Sarah's captors is killed. Witnesses place Sarah at the scene. The police have her notebook which reveals all of her precognitions. They're curious how Sarah could know so much about "accidents" and "crimes". The kind of information only the perpetrators would be privy to. The police are looking for Sarah for all the wrong reasons as she struggles to get their attention and escape with her life.
K.S. Hello and welcome to the blog. I am very excited to have you here. Why don’t we start off with a small introduction? Tell us a little about yourself.
D.S. I’m a drinker with a writing problem. No seriously, I do write with red wine, but more writing gets done than drinking. Sometimes. Other than that, I write full time, day in day out. My wife and I will take in a movie randomly, but otherwise our house is one of books, reading and writing.
K.S. Any interesting writing quirks or stories you would like to share with my readers?
D.S. Sure; I write action scenes to heavy metal blasting from my stereo. Groups like Slipknot and Machinehead. Their screaming and relentless drumming and guitars energize me and fire up my scenes.
Slower, emotional scenes where one would find love or reflection are written to Diana Krall and soft jazz.
I rarely write in silence.
K.S. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? What sparked the desire to pen your first novel?
D.S. I first realized I wanted to be a writer by the time I was ten years old and I wrote my first short story, long hand in pencil on foolscap white paper in 1980.
I yearned to write my first novel in the late 1990’s because I couldn’t find the exact kind of book I wanted to read on the book shelves in the stores I shopped. There are a great number of fabulous authors writing awesome books, yet I found it a daunting task to find a book that all the elements I craved in one book. So, I set out to write fast paced, high octane thrillers with a slight paranormal edge to them.
K.S. What genre do you write?
D.S. I write paranormal thrillers. Sometimes, I will just write a thriller without the paranormal added in and other times I will write horror. These would be my main areas I travel in.
K.S. What would you say has inspired you most in your writing career? Or, who is your favorite author and why?
D.S. Inspiration? That would be my wife. Favorite author: Stephen King. I love a multitude of authors like Clive Barker, Jack Ketchum, Charlie Huston and so on, but Stephen King has been my rock since I was in grade six.
K.S. What does your family think of your writing?
D.S. Interesting question. I have no idea. Next! Next question! But seriously, my family is strewn askew across North America and I’m only in contact with a few members of them. The people who are most excited about my writing is my wife Brenda and my two daughters.
K.S. What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your book/s?
D.S. How easy it was. I don’t mean to sound crass here, but once I sat down and started building the scenes and making things harder for my main character and adding…well, you get the idea, I found it fun, exhilarating and easy. I write over 10,000 words a week, creating mayhem and death with the twist of a keyboard dipped in an inkwell.
K.S. What inspires you?
D.S. Love. The love of my wife, the love of my daughters and the love of the written word. When I complete a novel or short story and watch my wife reading it while whooping in the air for the main characters triumphs or cringing as a scene has disturbed her, I am in love. I do it for many unknown reasons, but love is one of the known ones.
K.S. Can you tell us a little about any of your novels?
D.S. Sure, The Precog is my main novel. Part two is coming out March 1, 2011. I will include a snippet after this interview.
See tomorrow’s post for a preview of Chapter 1!
K.S. Where can we buy your novel?
D.S. My novel is available in e-book format at Amazon.com. It is also available in print there too. I have ten other titles at Amazon that can be easily found by searching their site with my name.
K.S. Do you have a website, fan site, or Blog that we can visit?
D.S. I have Publisher page that features my titles at:
Also a blog at www.darylsedore.com
K.S. Do you have any closing advice to aspiring writers?
D.S. Write. That’s it. Sit down at the empty page and just start typing. Honestly, there’s nothing else to it.