Author Interview: Monica Sagle and her ‘A Haunting of Words’ story

Today author Monica Sagle takes over my page with a discussion about her short story, “Storm House,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words (which also includes my brand new short story, “Joe”):

Synopsis: Storm House is about a house that, with every storm, sees the ghostly re-enactment of a murder. A wife killed by her husband.  In recent years, the wife has managed to change things and now they take turns killing each other. This time, she thinks she may have found a way to sleep through those annoying storms altogether.

How long have you been a writer? / I have always written little stories for myself. However about four years ago I decided to take it seriously, learning as much as I could about the craft and art of writing. I joined a critique group for my novel work and I am a member of several on line critiquing groups.

What genre do you associate most with in your writing? / I generally say that I am a fantasy writer. Although some of my short stories are Sci Fi and speculative fiction.

What are you working on now?/ I recently finished my first novel,  (I ‘m looking for an agent at this time,)  and I have started a new novel.

What else do you have published?/  Storm House is my first publication, but I am hopeful that several other short stories will find homes soon.

What advice would you offer to new writers? / Learn the craft, then the art of writing,  and be prepared to be learning for the rest of your life, as the learning never ends. And find a good critiquing group, either physically or online, to help you hone your craft.

List links where people can find your writing? /  I don’t have any places for that at this time, although I am considering a web site soon. For now, people can find me at http://www.facebook.com/MonicaZwikstraAuthor/  or @monicasaglezwik on twitter.

 

You can purchase A Haunting of Words (available in paperback and eBook) through clicking on the Scout Media online store and get an exclusive companion soundtrack CD, or through Barnes & Nobles, Target, Books-a-Million, and Amazon.

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Just a quickie to let you know that I am still here! I have had a lot going on personally which has meant that keeping track of blog posts has had to go by-the-by for a bit (and possibly will still for the next month or so).

On a brighter note, the anthology, A Haunting of Words, has been released and my story is in it! You can find it here: http://www.scoutmediabooksmusic.com/a-haunting-of-words and there are some fabulous stories in it, if you’re up for some ghostly reading…

Talking about the title of this post, this is a plea for those of you who have downloaded copies of any of my books (or any books, come to that). Please, if you’ve read them and would like to recommend them, leave a quick review on Amazon… the more reviews any books get, the more publicity they receive and that really, really helps any writer.