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Meet Jennifer DeLucy

Great news!  Through July 31. 2012, Seers of Light - the first book in the Light Series is on sale for only $2.99 in Kindle!

Jennifer DeLucy is a highly creative, wonderfully genuine person whom I had the pleasure of working with when I was assigned as Developmental Editor on her debut novel, Seers of Light.  Seers of Light is the first book in The Light Series, a paranormal journey of self-discovery, adventure, and romance.

Jennifer was inspired to tell this story after a personal exploration of various paths of philosophy and spirituality, including near death experiences.  All of these things come together in Seers of Light in a remarkably accessible, engaging, can't-put-it-down way.  Not only is Jennifer a gifted writer, she is also a talented musician and actually wrote the song for the Seers of Light trailer:




I recently asked Jennifer about some of my favorite aspects of Seers of Light, and she was kind enough to answer.  Thanks Jen!  The mini-interview is below:

1. In addition to being an enthralling story, Seers of Light has several themes woven throughout.  Which is the single most important message or theme that you hope readers retain after reading Seers of Light?

The single most important theme of Seers is hope.  It's so important, SO important for people to believe in happiness, in the power of courage and love and the life-altering changes that occur when you combine them.  Everyone deserves to be supremely happy in this life, and I believe it's possible, but you have to be brave and never give up, even through the hard times.


2. One of the greatest things about Seers of Light for me was the cast of entertaining and unique characters.  Which one of the supporting characters did you have the most fun writing?

Anna.  Honestly.  I never give her enough lip service in interviews, but I love her so much. Of all the people in the book, she reminds me the most of me.  She's dorky, she's naughty, but she's perceptive and loving, as well.  I loved being able to say the most candid things through her.

3. Your descriptions of paranormal entities were quite chilling at times, and so vivid that I sometimes felt like I was watching the scene instead of reading it.  Are you a fan of scary movies?  If so, which ones do you think most influenced you in writing the creepier scenes in Seers of Light.

Oh, I am such a scary movie fan! But, I only like psychological fear. You won't catch me watching slasher movies. I can't stand senseless violence for entertainment value.  Movies like The Exorcist, The Sixth Sense, The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, etc. really are some of my favorites.  Basically, if it could be real, I love it.

4. What do you see as perks of going with a small, independent publisher like Omnific Publishing versus either a big, traditional publisher or self publishing?

Personal attention. I highly doubt that a mega house would be so cocerned with involving me in the little details (like book covers, marketing, editing, etc.)

5. Besides the song that you wrote (show off) for your book trailer, if you had to choose one other song that captures the essence of Seers of Light, what would it be?

Life is Wonderful, by Jason Mraz.





Seers if Light is available in paperback, e-book and Kindle and can be purchased at Omnific Publishing and Amazon. The second book in the series, Whisper of Light, comes out next month! Both books are just perfect for some Halloween time reading.

8 comments:

Liz Fichera said...

I'm so intrigued by this book. It's definitely going on my TBR list. Love the trailer too!

Nicki Elson said...

You won't be disappointed! Jen weaves a great tale. Thanks for stopping over.

Talei said...

Hi Nicki, enjoyed the interview! Loved the trailer too - those pictures really pull me in. I'll definitely add this to my reading list -thanks! ;)

Nicki Elson said...

Great, Talei! I'm so glad you like what you saw.

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

Hmmm, I'm intrigued. I'll add the book to my reading list. Thanks for sharing.

Nicki Elson said...

Hooray, Andrea! I'm always happy to pass on a recommendation for a good book. Thank YOU for stopping by.

fallen monkey said...

Psychological fear? Paranormal entities? Check and check - I'm hooked and ready to read this book :)

Nicki Elson said...

Right on, Monkey!