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Hi

Since I was a child I was writing. I could read and write by 3 years old and stringing sentences together not long after. I never though, all though I dreamed, that I would be published. I realised that dream in march and I am currently working on a few projects. I want to entertain people by letting them escape into a world a million miles away from thier own.

I will share all I can on here to give you a snipit to my twisted writing.

I will not let my dyslexia or my Ehlers Danlos stop me.

Happy writing

Simone

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Hello Readers

Hope the summer heat is treating you well. My laptop is struggling either heat and needs a cooling stand, a Nov for tomorrow me think.

Other than that I have been busy with a few things that will be revealed in time and I am enjoying working on my current pieces and I have even written a few poems and such. Some of which I will share with you now I have a new toy that helps me stay in touch and share things with you.

I am considering doing a few videos where I talk about my love of writing and reading. What do you guys think?
Maybe videos of the places or things that give me the ideas and the way I right? Let me know.

Happy Summer
Happy Writing

Simone

Hello guys,

Here is my interview of award winning author Carmilla Voiez.

Interview Questions
Carmilla Voiez
Starblood Trilogy and more

Carmilla, a Scotland based author, is the creator of various book including the popular Starblood Trilogy and has an excellent book due for release next month. She was also pivotal in getting my Novel, ‘Shattered Souls’ published, and I have had the honour to beta read her next release in June. A book that, in my humble opinion, is an excellent novel and she is extremely talented.

1/ For those who haven’t read the Starblood Trilogy novels, that have just been released in a single book, could you give a hint of what the book is about?

It’s a story set in the Gothic subculture about a young man who is a talented magician (in the Crowley sense of the word) but a terrible boyfriend. He cannot cope with his girlfriend leaving him and his “solution” starts a chain reaction unleashing a millennia old demon on earth.

2/ How has your life changed in any way with the success of the books?

It hasn’t changed really. I’m still doing the same stuff I did before. I just have a few more friends on Facebook.

3/ You have a high level of involvement in the Vamptasy publishing and its two sister companies do you enjoy helping your fellow authors?

Of course. I love supporting other people’s talents especially artistic ones.

4/ Which writer(s) do you look up to?

Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, Storm Constantine and Neil Gaimen among many others.

5/ In the last two years I’ve known you. you have won several awards are you hoping for a repeat this year?

Well I’m Fright Venture Author of the Year 2014.

6/ Working for Vamptasy on the promotion and marketing side you have read work from new authors, have you enjoyed helping to bring them into our crazy family?

I don’t think I have as much sway in the publishing company as you imagine. I’m just a humble author.

7/ Who do you think has the talent and ability to go far?

I think we all do. Most of it depends on luck.

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8/ How did you become a part of our publishing family?

I joined Vamptasy when it was based in Aberdeen, Scotland. It was taken over by CHBB about 6 months later.

9/ Are you looking forward to your new release?

Very much so. I love anthologies as it exposes my readers to lost of new talent.

10/ You’re incredibly busy with Vamptasy publishing company, hot ink press, crushed heart, your blog, your website, you’re YouTube channel, and your podcast how do you find the time to write?

Apart from during the summer holidays when my kids suck energy from me like vampires, I can always find time to write. It’s my primary goal in life. It’s housework, cooking, eating, sleeping and drinking that I struggle to fit in.

11/ Who pushed you to get published?

A fellow writer on an Open University Creative Writing course called Rick.

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12/ When did you realise you could be a professional writer?

I still don’t really believe it, lol.

13/ Who do you lean on?

I don’t think I lean on anyone. I’m pretty self-reliant. But my friends are very important to me.

14/ Have you ever hit writers block/brick wall?

Yes. I tend to run or walk it out.

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15/ Have you ever written a book and while editing ending up almost completely re-writing it?

Often.

16/ What or who is your biggest muse?

My characters become muses as I write them. The sea is like a palette cleanser in between stories.

17/ How many proof reads/edits do you usually go through per book?

Over 20.

18/ Did you know when you were at school that you wanted to be a writer?

Yes, but I didn’t expect it to happen.

19/ How do you generate your characters? Do you case them physically on actors or make them up completely?

I make them up but infuse them with parts of myself and people I know.

21/ Last question. How many book are you currently working on?

I’m working on two graphic novels and two short stories at the moment.

Www.carmillavoiez.com

This is look at what is yet to come from Carmilla and The Starblood Trilogy

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Hello reader,

Well it’s been a busy week and I have a lot more to do yet. I have received a review of Shattered Soul’s from an author friend of mine and I am humbled by that and the other two reviews I have received, one from a friend and another from a fellow author. I am currently dancing around my house.

Review help me learn and good reviews help keep me going. I am super happy.

here are the links to my three reviews.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20939701-shattered-soul?from_search=true
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shattered-Soul-Simone-Young-ebook/dp/B00IPO2HKO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404999884&sr=8-1&keywords=shattered+souls+simone
http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Soul-Simone-Young-ebook/dp/B00IPO2HKO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404999884&sr=8-1&keywords=shattered+souls+simone

I am also waiting to hear back from my publisher about Spilt Blood and if she likes it. I’m nervous and excited. Hope to share with you more soon.

Happy Writing.

Simone