Daemortis is an ancient figure of myth and legend, known for taking children and keeping their souls for all eternity. But that is only a myth. After a series of children go missing in her small town, Alyssa Grand will find there’s something more sinister lingering around than people realize. Before long she learns that not only is Daemortis real, but it’s not after her! As she tries everything in her power to try and stop it, her friends are taken one-by-one in its path of terror. She’ll soon find that the longer she avoids Daemortis, the more miserable it will make her life. It becomes a race to find a way to stop Daemortis before it collects her soul, but the more she learns about herself, the more she’ll learn the truth about Daemortis. Can Alyssa save herself, or will she be doomed to an eternity of darkness like all the children before her?
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Lainey Miller whose Daemortis series thrilled as well as terrified me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this series to all of those that love horror but really the series can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Lainey Miller, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Lainey Miller will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Lainey Miller!
A lifelong fan of horror, a lifelong fan of fantasy, and a lifelong fan of a really good story.
Lainey Miller is a small, hometown girl with a passion for writing. Ever since she could remember, her nose was always stuck in a book, or a notebook scribbling away, and hardly had time for anything else. Her dream and goal in life is publish as many books as she can in her lifetime, to give readers out there a really good story that will stick with them throughout their lifetime. She hopes to be the author of the book you read again for nostalgia. She currently live in Montana with my boyfriend, Matt, and their pet snake, Lucifer.
Now, how wonderful does Lainey Miller sound?! Lainey Miller is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Lainey Miller’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Lainey Miller, I hope that you enjoy Lainey Miller’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Thank you for joining us today at Red Headed Book Lover! Please tell us more about yourself.
Hello! Thank you for having me! Well, I recently turned 26, I currently have two books published, and I’m a rather outgoing and friendly girl. Writing is my passion, and honestly I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have the ability to write.
Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?
Daemortis, as a series, is inspired by a handful of different urban legends and myths. Candyman, for example, with some elements of Slender Man. For the characters, it’s basically like learning the boogeyman is real, and they’re next. The biggest theme of both books is what lurks in the darkness, because imagine being in your house all alone, and the lights shut off. It’s that fear of what’s there with you, like you can feel something there but can’t see it. Take that, and add an all-powerful entity that can get you whenever and wherever you are. Nobody is safe, and that’s something I wanted even the reader to feel.
What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
Always write, and always read! Those two go hand in hand. I know so many people who are afraid of writing because maybe they’re not that good, but the more you do it, the better you get. Reading helps because you are one person, with your own ideas and opinions, and reading lets you tap into other writer’s minds and see things from a new perspective. I can’t tell you how many times I cured writer’s block by reading a few chapters of my favorite book.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?
To me, the most important thing about a book is what it does to your brain. A book is such a powerful tool and so many people don’t realize that. By reading you are expanding your mind, using your imagination to visualize the story, and exercising it by doing something so simple.
What is your writing process like?
My writing process begins with what I call “blueprints.” It’s like building a house, I have my basic plans, which includes the names of characters, villains, important details, and specific scenes I see in my head. Once I’m ready, I start by handwriting, which allows me to get the basic story down. This is my sloppy copy. When I’m finished with that, I type it up. The nice thing about typing up a handwritten story is I can add, remove, alter or rearrange anything as I go. It’s like editing as I write. After that, I do about 3-4 rounds of editing & revision, then have it professionally edited before I start the publishing process!
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Generally I do research on anything, especially if I’m going to spend my money on it. I’m a big fan of research. One of my upcoming titles has ties to the Victorian Era, so I spent loads of time reading about their customs, their language, their mannerisms, and anything I could about people living in the Victorian Era. I learned a lot of interesting things, and my advice to any writer is if you want authenticity, do the research!
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?
I think with any writer, inspiration hardly ever kicks in haha. I mean I get periods where I’m so inspired I HAVE to write, but that’s rare. Ask any writer, most of us don’t want to do the work because it’s actual work. As for me though, I’m fortunate enough to have a job where I can spend time working on writing and editing, to help pass the time. It’s because of this, I have been able to write more than I ever thought I could, and I’ve really gotten lots of practice on my writing.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I do read! Not as often as I’d like, but I make it a point to read at least three chapters of a book a day. My favorite author of all time is J.K. Rowling, hands down. I grew up with Harry Potter, and till this day I’m a huge fan of the series and of her. She has been my inspiration to be an author since forever.
Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
Nice question! I currently have about three near-complete projects going. My next title is just about finished and am hoping to publish it by October/November. Also in the works is a collection of short horror stories, as well as an ongoing series in the style of Goosebumps, or Animorphs. Kind of like what episodes are to a television show. Not to mention I have notebooks stored away of future titles I plan to publish. On top of that, I’m an active writer and publish free short stories to read on Wattpad. So I always have content coming out, and you can find them all on my website!
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Lainey Miller! If you have liked what you have read about Lainey Miller and are interested in learning more about Lainey Miller and reading Lainey Miller work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the previews too! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,