Krystal Lawrence lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of three novels—— two vampire stories, Risen and Risen II: The Progeny, and a trilogy entitled, Be Careful What You Wish For which is currently under consideration to be turned into a television series. Cat O’Nine Tales is Krystal’s first and much anticipated collection of short stories. Her books are available through Amazon and all major book retailers.
About the Book:
What evil dwells within the pretty lady next door or the ordinary house cat?
Beware the man borne of your imagination. He could seek vengeance on the one who created him.
Visit a bookstore offering a most alluring and sinister service.
Journey to the dark side with ten twisted tales of horror, malevolence, and the truly uncanny.
Would you call yourself a born writer?
I’ve never been asked that question before. I think I would call myself the born vessel. When a story wants to be told, it sinks its teeth into me and won’t let go until I tell the tale.
What was your inspiration for Cat O’Nine Tales?
The fun part of Cat O’Nine Tales, was that it was not just one inspiration…it was ten! I call this endeavor my accidental book because my previous three releases were all full-length novels. This one was very different. When I first began writing the stories in this book, I had no idea that I would write so many short stories over the course of the last year. I certainly never dreamed there would be enough to fill up an entire book and release an anthology.
What themes do you like to explore in your writing?
Scary things that could actually happen in real life. My characters are very authentic and in many cases very likeable. I try to create personalities that might remind you of someone you know or actually be friends with. And the situations they find themselves in have just enough fact based evidence wafting about to lend the subtle air of reality, dropped into the middle of the completely outlandish.
How long did it take you to complete the novel?
These stories were all written over the course of the last year.
Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.
I write when the inspiration strikes and I don’t stop until the tale has been told. The stories don’t give me a lot of choice in the matter. If I don’t get the idea committed to paper it will rearrange the furniture in my head and bang around until I do. I don’t know…Is that discipline?
What did you find most challenging about writing this book?
Because this was written in shorter blocks of time than a full-length novel, it was quite possibly the easiest of the four books I have written. Fortunately I faced very few challenges with this one.
What do you love most about being an author?
Having the ability to transport people out of their everyday lives, and share both the magic of mystery and the dark side of human nature in a finely crafted web.
Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?
All four of my books have been released by Telemachus Press, a small boutique publishing house. I have been very happy with them.
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