Sometimes I’m Lyra Mcken, sometimes I’m someone else. I like to be just Emily sometimes too. I love to write in every genre and my head is constantly coming up with new story ideas. I run the website http://www.selfpublishordie.com where I strive to get other author’s names out there. My biggest interviewee yet was Jamie McGuire.
I work for GMTA Publishing, and Midnight Hour Publishing. You can tweet me @authorewalker or find me on Facebook. I love social media, and I love to read every opportunity I get. My favorite author is Heinlein, but I also have a weak spot for Jane Austin.
My next Novel due out is The Reluctant Succubus with Midnight Hour Publishing and then a self published release in January, Long Road Full Speed Ahead.
Hi Emily, welcome! Thanks for joining us today!
Hi, thank you for having me!
What inspired you to become a writer?
I started ghost writing for other well-known authors and helping them with their novels. They got all the credit of course, which is what I was paid for. I started thinking I can do this myself, and then I did.
That’s awesome! What a great resume you must have. 🙂 Can you tell us more about your book?
Vital Signs is a Horror Short about a sadistic killer who has found an easy way to get to his victims. He has stolen an ambulance, and preys on those that need the most help.
I will never look at an ambulance the same way again. In fact, I might run from them. So, what has been the most difficult scene for you to write in ‘Vital Signs’?
I would have to go with the bloody scenes, I never know if I am writing too light and tame, or if I am taking it too far.
Do you follow a certain writing process with your work?
I have no process. I fly by the seat of my pants.
LOL Sometimes the best way! Do you read the same genre that you write? Can you give us some examples of your favorite books?
Yes, I love to read Horror and be completely shocked or scared. Anything by Stephen King is great. At the same time I write Paranormal stories and love to read Southern Vampire Mysteries and lots of indie authors novels; Rebecca Hamilton’s Forever Girl and Michelle Muto’s Don’t Fear the Reaper are just two, there are dozens.
Another King fan – yay! If you could choose any Author, living or dead, to shadow for a year, who would you choose and why?
Robert Heinlein, his head was crazy!
LOL What has been the most rewarding part of your writing journey so far?
When people say my writing made them laugh or cringe. I like to have my intended outcome when they read my writing.
My favorite part as well. 🙂 Do you have any advice for budding authors looking to self-publish?
Don’t give up and write every day. Get a critique partner that will not sugar coat anything. You want the truth about your work, and you should have someone read it that isn’t trying to appease you.
What can we expect to see from you in the future and where can we find your work?
You will see a lot from me in the future. I have two books due to release with Mystic Press on January 5th Long Road, Full Speed Ahead, and The Reluctant Succubus. I also plan to release a novella called The Alien Deal at the end of the year. Zombified my paranormal fiction written under the pen name Lyra Mcken is in rewrites and set to release at the beginning of next year, and I am in several upcoming anthologies including Fairly Freaky Fairy Tales from Midnight Hour.
If your book became a movie, who would you cast as your main characters?
I think that Vin Diesel or Jason Statham would make a good psycho…
I look forward to seeing all these new titles, especially ‘Zombified’! And yes, Vin and Jason would be awesome! So – it’s time for our Rapid-Fire questions, are you ready? Ok…go!
White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate? Dark Chocolate it’s better for you 😉
Wine – Red or White? White Wine
Tent or Hotel? A hotel, I hate camping!!
Beach or Pool? Beach, I love the ocean
Shower or Bath? A bath though I rarely have time to do anything but shower
eReader or Paperback? It depends. I like an eReader because I can read it on the elliptical, but I love to
read a paperback on the front porch.
Heels or Flats? Heels all the time!
Bra or No Bra? Bra, have to support these puppies.
LOL, that was a fantastic round, Emily! If YOU would like to stalk – I mean – follow, Miss Emily Walker online, here are her links: Facebook, Goodreads, Amazonand Smashwords. You can also follow Emily’s Blog.
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