When everyone thinks your sister committed suicide, it’s hard to prove she was murdered.
The only person who seems to know anything is Matthew, an elusive stranger who would rather vanish than talk. Despite his friendly smile, Kim isn’t sure she can trust him. But if she wants to protect her family from further danger, Kim must work with Matthew to discover how Charley died – before it’s too late.
Hi Leigh Ann! I’m really excited to be gatecrashing visiting your blog again. I love it here AND I brought cookies.
And since they're virtual, they're calorie free! Wonderful! So let's start with a writer's question. Tell me your favorite part about writing a book. Really, ANY part.
Those moments when you’re completely in the flow of writing and the words come easily. So easily, that when you read back your completed draft, it’s like you’re reading an unknown book. Do you ever get that feeling? It’s great.
YES, I do! I like it especially when I thought it would be horrible and then it wasn't. :) So, I'm a bit obsessed with your cover art. Can you tell me a little bit about your illustrator? What drew you to him?
He was recommended to me by a Ruth Parlour. I checked out his work on Deviant Art and fell in love with his style. I knew I wanted him to do the cover for Trinity and he did such a great job, that I enlisted him to do the cover for Reaper’s Rhythm, too.
That's so awesome that you have that continuity between books one and two! How was publishing a non-debut novel different from your first time?
I’ve learnt A LOT since I published Trinity. I kind of rushed Trinity out, because I could and because it was too exciting not to. I’ve taken a lot more time with Reaper’s Rhythm, in a bid to do the launch “just right” (you’ll all have to tell me if I’ve succeeded!). I think it also helps that I have another book out, as I’ve met a lot of readers because of Trinity.
Okay, now let's switch to talking about the book's subject matter. Do you have a sister, or siblings? If so, did that inform your writing of REAPER'S RHYTHM in any way, since it deals with sibling death?
I have an older brother (who the book is partly dedicated to). I wouldn’t say he informed my writing of Reaper’s Rhythm, because he’s very much alive and well. However I know how much it would hurt if I lost him.
Losing someone so close to me is the stuff of my nightmares. It’s one of the things I’m most afraid of, which is why I explored it in Reaper’s Rhythm. I think I would probably have a similar reaction to Kim: DENIAL.
Now for some rapid-fire questions:
Coffee or Tea? Neither. Give me a hot chocolate and I’m happy.
(^oooh, very nice!)
Star Wars or Star Trek? Trek.
TV or Movies? Movies.
Marvel or DC comics? Marvel.
(^That is correct.)
Sweet or Savory? Sweet.
Sci-Fi or Fantasy? Fantasy.
Clare Davidson is an independent writer, based in Lancaster. Clare is a high school teacher, mother and character-driven fantasy writer. Clare was born in Northampton and lived in Malaysia for four and a half years as a child, before returning to the UK to settle in Leeds with her family. Whilst attending Lancaster University, Clare met her future husband and never left. They now share their lives with their young daughter, a cranky grey cat and an insane white kitten.
She published her first novel, Trinity in July 2012. Trinity is a young adult, fantasy novel, which currently has seventeen five star reviews on Amazon UK.
Her second novel, Reaper’s Rhythm, is due to be released on the 26th July 2013. Also aimed at a young adult audience, Reaper’s Rhythm is an urban fantasy with a dash of mystery.
Ways to connect with Clare Davidson:
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