Saturday, December 8, 2012

Interview with Delilah Marvelle, author of Forever a Lord and a giveaway

1. If someone looked at your browsing history right now, what kind of
things would we find?
Googling of Les Miserable, the movie.
Googling Christmas cookie recipes.
Googling for historical sex books (research, I swear)
All in all, this is pretty tame for me as of late, lol.
2. If you could write about any subject that is near and dear to your
heart, what would it be and why?
I actually did write a book that was near and dear to me. It's called THE PERFECT SCANDAL.
I wrote it for two reasons. It touches on the history I love most, which is Polish history (given that I'm Polish). The other reason was
to write about something that touched me. And that something would be a person who cuts themselves.
The hero is a cutter. I did this to honor several people I know who are cutters. And even though my story is a historical,
I perceive people of history to be no different from us today. They were just living under different societal constraints. And that was how I envisioned this unraveling. The angst and self-loathing of a cutter is an emotional story I just had to share and write.
3. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playlist to write to?
I usually find myself writing to a variety of songs/albums. I use songs to evoke a mood within me.
On my website ( ) I actually post to each book what song I listened to when I was writing that book.
Right now, I am writing to the Edward Scissorhands Album, in particule the ICE DANCE. It's just beautiful and haunting.
4. What was the first thing you did after the debut of the first book you wrote?
I went shopping, lol. Seriously. Shopping and dinner with friends and family to celebrate.
5. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who bash other people in any online forum.
6. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Anything with gluten in it. I gave up gluten and so when I sneak it it's soooooooo good.
7. What was your favorite book as a teen?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I just related to that book so much.
8. If an aspiring writer asked for advice what would you tell them?
Keep writing and keep growing as a writer. The two biggest mistake aspiring writers make is
they give up on themselves and their writing or they feel like there is nothing more to learn because they've been writing for over a decade.
It took me almost 11 years to get published and to this day my writing is still changing and evolving. Having faith is key. Surround yourself
with people who will support you through not only the good but especially the bad. Because the bad times are the times you need good support.
Bottom line, don't give up and keep writing. Because that will define not only you but your writing career.
9. What is the one thing that scares you more than anything else?
Spiders. Big ones. They scare the heckola out of me.
10. What book are you reading right now?
I'm re-reading all of Jane Austen's novels. I'm on Persuasion right now :)

Favorite Meal: Sushi

Favorite Drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) Klown Killer (best alcoholic drink ever!)

Sweet or Salty snacks? Both!

All time favorite movie Amelie

Best book to movie adaption Lord of the Rings

Worst book to movie adaption One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

FOREVER A LORD book trailer
Delilah is giving away 1 copy of Forever a Lord. To enter leave a comment with your favorite historical romance and your email address so I am able to contact you should you win.

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