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Interview with Author Lucy Pireel


A Menu of Death

A collection of stories about vengeance, obsession, cravings, life and death. Pick one item of the Menu or devour the entire buffet. Make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew. Read, but not with greed for Death awaits, ready to come and collect its due. Underneath the veneer of humanity lies darkness. These eight deadly tales explore hidden desires.Where some do what it takes to obtain what they want, others are led by events. Whether it be a woman in need of rescue, a man who hungers for his wife, a demon lost, or wishes come true, all characters want something. Badly. But … You can’t always get what you want, but you might just get what you need. Wishes gone wrong, unhealthy obsessions, and cravings to sate. A Menu of Death will take you on a blood-curdling journey that you may not survive.

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Red Gone Bad

A collection of twisted fairy tales. Little Red Riding Hood finally takes her life into a direction which suits her, but not so much her friends, nor the wolf. The miller’s daughter tries to strike a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but forgets one detail. Snow White is as black as night. And Cinderella cleans house in a most definite way. If you like to read stories in which the twists keep you on the edge of your seat and heroines get what they deserve, you might just like this anthology.

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About the author

Lucy Pireel is a writer who doesn’t let herself be restricted to any one genre. She loves to write in whatever direction her current story leads her.

When she’s not writing, or reading, she is practicing or teaching yoga, her other passion. Or she could be on a long hike somewhere in the beautiful British nature.

Being an author it is almost a given she has a great love for chocolate and coffee to live on while writing, but she doesn’t shy away from trying to prepare intricate dishes, for cooking is another thing she enjoys.

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 Lucy, Keep Calm & Answer These 25 Questions

1. Do you consider yourself a logophile? If so, have you always been? That’s a yes to both questions. I shall try to refrain from showing just how much of a word buff aim and keep my answers short and sweet.

2. What is your favorite color? That depends on my mood and the season really. I can tell you i’m not exactly a pink woman, but I don’t have an aversion of the colour either.

3. Where were you born? Where did you grow up? I was born in a hospital and grew up in my family’s home. (I’m sorry but I’m not really doing the whole personal details thing.)

4. What is your favorite football team? You’re kidding, right? And do you mean American Football, or European, you know the real football, aka soccer? Either way, I couldn’t care less. I love ice-dancing and figureskating, and polo, and swimming, and gymnastics, and F1, but nothing to an extend that I have a favourite.

5. Who is your favorite author? There’s a great many authors I love reading, but I have no favourite author as such. I love the way Hunter S Jones writes romance. How Orson Scott Card writes sci-fi (even though his personal ideas are way off my chart), how John Cameron McClain, King, and Barker write horror, how Kundera writes literary fiction, and the list goes on.

6. What is your favorite book? It gets boring, but I will have to say again, “Not one favourite.” There’s a list the length of both my arms of books I keep and will read again though.

7. What do you do when you are not writing? Teaching yoga, blogging, editing, posting musings on forums scattered across the internet, and growing tomatoes in my greenhouse.

8. Do you have a day job as well? Ha, answered that in the above question.

9. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors? Be patient. Success doesn’t come overnight, it takes good books (it seems 4 is the minimum) and quite a bit of time (again, they say 4 years) for readers to find you and start to recognise your name. Grow a thick skin, because not all readers will like what you’ve written, and your baby (book) isn’t on top of everyone’s priority list, just because you think it’s the best thing since sliced bread. And please, fork out some cash for a descent editor before you decide to publish, don’t think that because you got all A’s in creative writing and your mom and dad and all your friends tell you you write the best stuff it is necessarily true.

10. Is being a writer a curse or a gift? Both. To me it allows me to get rid of all the random thoughts and stories that fill my head, so the gift is being able to entertain readers with my curse or having a brain that goes into overdrive at times.

11. Where do you write? Anywhere, I have my laptop with me at all times.

12. Do you prefer silence or some noise while you write? It makes no difference, I can zone out and be in my own bubble, blocking out all noise.

13.  What do you typically drink while writing? Coffee!

14. What challenges have you had in regards to your writing life? Writing is a challenge in itself. For some reasons my characters always end up doing things they want and never stick to the plan I have for them.

15. When did you first start and when did you finish your book? Which one? I started my novel some three years ago. It’s finished now, or I should say, it’s in its final draft now. All I need to do is a last once-over before I send it off to the editor to prep it for publication. In the mean time I’ve produced a stack of shorts that have been published both in trad published magazines, anthologies and I self-published 3 short story collections as well as a novella.

16. If your book is made into a movie, which actors/actresses do you envision playing the parts? I shall leave that up to the director. To be honest I have no idea who most of the players are these days, I rarely ever watch a movie and if I do more often than not they can’t hold my attention and I zone out to just write something myself.

17. What does your protagonist think of you? Would he/she want to hang out with you? I think all my characters would want to hang out with me. Hey! I’m their creator, no matter how independent they might be, in the end they need me.

18. How do you market your book? What avenues work best? I don’t do the ‘buy my book’ twittering, posting on the book of faces, or Google+. I do blog and promote other authors, I have a site where I post the reviews of books I’ve read as well as what I think I know about all things wordy. Hoping people who peruse my blog and site stumble upon my work and are curious enough to buy one. So far it seems to work. Having one book permanently free for people to sample my writing style is a thing that’s helpful too, in my opinion. Plus, getting your name out there by being in the spotlight on other blogs/sites is not a bad thing either, thank you for having me. :-)

19. What has been the toughest criticism so far? None, because in the end all reviews reflect the feelings/opinion of that one reader and you can’t please everyone. To be honest I do not read reviews on my work, ever. Unless someone points out a review to me and tells me to read it, or a reader sends me a message telling me of their review, then I feel obliged to go and read it and drop them a thank you note.

20. What has been the best compliment? See the above answer.

21. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? Hahaha, I will leave that one up to the reader’s imagination, but I am a firm believer in write what you know.

22. How did you come up with the titles? I always have a hard time coming up with titles and rely on the help of my beta-readers for that.

23. Will there be a sequel? Of the novel, perhaps. It is in fact not a series, but I could always have Sakima and Celeste solve another case/problem.

24. What project are you working on now? The Power of Three, a paranormal, crime, romance, erotica

25. What question did I leave out that you’d like to answer? How much I love chocolate.

Please fill in the blank: Keep Calm and Smile, life’s too short to be miserable.

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  1. Hi Kristy, thank you for hosting me and my work on this glorious Monday! It feels great to for once be in the spotlight instead of aiming it onto another author. :-)

  2. Her #7 sounds so much like my life (except my tomatoes never grow!) that it kind of freaked me out.

    I think it means I need to go read all her books.
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