Interview with Author Julie Kavanagh

Dark of Demon (Demon Witch)

1: What is your favorite genre to read?
My favorite genre to read has to be anything with a theme of the paranormal or supernatural in it and that includes anything I like to watch on TV or at the cinema. I’m also fond of anything to do with history, especially of the UK where I live. I’m lucky enough to be able to visit many ancient locations in my home county and I enjoy
reading the histories of such places.

2: What is your favorite genre to write?
Again my favorite genre has to be anything in the paranormal genre including romances. My heroine in the demon witch series, Luca, is half demon and half Coven witch and all she longs for to be is ‘normal’. I also love write science fiction, the
immensity of possibilities within the craft of writing is incredibly exciting. Creating people and worlds which don’t exist but could be is exhilarating.

3 : Do you have a favorite author?
I have lots of favorite authors… as a teenager I worshipped at the font of Stephen King. I can remember bunking off school to buy his latest novel on its release day, I got into a whole lot of trouble for that. I enjoy James Herbert, Sherilyn Kenyon, Kelly Armstrong and, of course, J R Ward. I wish I’d thought of the Black Dagger Brotherhood first. I love
Shakespeare although he is meant to be read out loud or acted on a stage.

4: How long have you been writing?
I can’t remember a time when I haven’t written. As a teenager I penned a novel which was pretty dreadful and full of typical teenage angst but don’t worry, it will never see the light of day.

Since then I have had some success in British Women’s magazines but the pressure of a family and a full time job proved too much and the writing gave way to more pressing matters. I’m back now with two novels, two novellas, four short stories and one anthology under my belt. I have a new novella coming out any time now.

5: What fuels or inspires your writing? Movies, news, music, life?
Anything can inspire me – a song, an overheard conversation or a photo. I’m a people watcher and I know that a story line or a character can come at any opportunity.

6: What has been your biggest challenge as a writer?
I think my biggest challenge has been keeping all aspects of my life on an even balance. I work in an inner city London school with Special Needs children and with keeping house for my husband, two daughters and seven cats, my life is quite busy. I also work part time in a Spiritual Church as a healer plus I sit in a medium’s circle
although this gives me a lot of ammunition for my stories.

7: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
To write, you must read and then you must write. If you have a story inside that needs to be told, write it down. Don’t worry about any mistakes, just get the words down and go back later to sort out any errors. Don’t let anyone put you off because not everybody understands the need to write.

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