Monday, August 26, 2013

Dark Night of The Soul by E. M. Havens Interview

Date to be Published: 7/1/2013

What comes after life? Jayden Schroeder is about to find out. At the end of the road of despair, she ends it all and finds out that living might not have been so bad.  Thrust into a strange and disparate world, Jayden joins a team of warriors from all places and time. Together they battle demons to save the souls of the living, all the while on the run from the end of all things - The Judgment.

Will she fight for a second chance to spare those she loves? Or surrender?

Dark Night of the Soul is a fantastical journey, both literally and figuratively for Jayden’s soul. Action adventure, fantasy, romance, and dark humor twist together to create an afterlife tale that will keep you thinking long after the final chapter.

E.M. Havens
Who is E.M. Havens? I’m a lot of things. The word that seems to define me most at the moment is mom. It can be all consuming. Not only am I a mom of three (one of them is a teenager…pity me), but I also home-school (pity me more). I share this awesome responsibility with the love of my life, best friend, and soul-mate husband.

Add to that, the twenty-five chickens, twelve turkeys, ten guineas, nine pigs, three barn cats, two Great Pyrenees guardian dogs, a Chihuahua, a house cat, and a goose, it makes for one crazy, full, and certainly entertaining life.

Somewhere in there I find the time to write.  I started out young writing poems, then moved on to songs. I actually have a Bachelor in Music with a secondary in Science because I can’t stand English. Yes, the writer hates English.  I like to read the story for the experience of reading the story, not to nitpick each letter and comma. But I digress.

I eventually found blogging and really enjoyed sharing my life that way. When an unfortunate turn of events separated me from my music equipment, I decided to use my overactive imagination, my love of reading, and my new found hobby, prose writing, to release some of my creative energy.  I wrote my first novel and loved the experience. Fate War: Alliance is actually the second novel I wrote and the first to be published.  Now I’m working on my third and several sequels to Fate War! 

So that’s pretty much me, sitting in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma, reading, writing, collecting eggs from the coop, and being a schoolmarm. It’s a pretty great life.

twitter: @havensem


Author Interview
  1. What is your lucky writing charm?
I don’t have one. But my writing group, www.thenextbigwriter, sure is a great help!

  1. Have you ever written from personal experience?
Yes, in Dark Night of the Soul, Jayden’s suicide scene is drawn from some personal feelings I had at one time and some of the other encounters Jayden has have happened in my family.

  1. What is your favorite thing that can be found in the dark?
I live out in the country so we have very little light pollution. I love lying on a blanket, under the stars with my husband.

  1. Were you afraid of the dark?
I don’t ever remember being afraid of the dark. I actually prefer dark over light I guess. There are always those moments though, when you hear a sound that you can’t place, then your mind starts trying to decide what it is…that can be scary.

  1. What would you like my readers to know?
I want readers to know that Dark Night of the Soul is about hope and forgiveness. While I may prefer the dark…the book is all about finding the light.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting me today and the great interview!