Lauryn April has kindly agreed to be interviewed on the blog in honor of her newest release, Into The Deep.
About The Author:
What was your inspiration for becoming a writer?
I’ve always liked to write, and it’s always been something I did in my spare time, what actually inspired me to publish was getting my Kindle. Having books literally at my fingertips and seeing all the self-published authors out there showed me that I could do it too.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I think what I enjoy most about writing is the same as what I enjoy most about reading; being sucked into another world – creating another world. Writing, just like reading is an escape.
When you are not writing, what do you enjoy doing on your spare time?
Right now writing is done in my spare time. I’m working and going to school, so until my writing can pay the bills it’s only getting done during my free time. I’d love to be able to support myself with my writing; it’s what I enjoy most. But, even if I never make that much from it I’ll still always write. When I do get a chance though I also like to draw, I did the cover for Into the Deep myself.
Have you ever envisioned yourself being a writer and having your work published?
It was always something I wanted, as I’ve been writing all my life, but I don’t know if I ever thought I’d be where I am now. It’s all very exciting.
Is there a message/lesson that you would like your readers to take away from the novel?
Everyone has something. Particularly in high school people often feel alone. They feel like no one else understands how they feel, or that everyone else has an easy life except for them. One thing I wanted to show with this book is that it doesn’t matter if you’re an outcast or the head cheerleader; everyone has reasons to feel alone. We’re all more alike than we think.
Into The Deep:
Book Title: Into The Deep
Author: Lauryn April
Release Date: August 10, 2012
Ivy Daniels is a high school junior still learning who she is. After almost drowning, Ivy finds herself with an ability she doesn’t want, an ability to uncover secrets which quickly begins to redefine what she thinks about the people around her as well as herself. Because of this ability, Ivy becomes the one thing that stands between an angry teen and the death of every student on campus. The only problem is she doesn’t know who wants everyone dead. Will she figure out whose secret is that they’re planning to blow up her school, or will she fail to find him in time?
Through her search to do the right thing, Ivy discovers that knowing the thoughts and secrets of those around her may just tear her apart.
Get to know Brant Everette,
supporting character in Into the Deep:
supporting character in Into the Deep:
What was the scariest moment of your life? – Eight years ago I lost someone very important to me, although more recently I nearly lost someone else, someone else very important to me. I still have nightmares about the explosion, and I know she does too.
What songs are most played on your Ipod? – A mix of stuff, some rock, some metal, a lot of underground stuff.
Do you play any sports? – Not so much, I try to avoid going to gym class if I can help it, though I’ve been warned if I skip again that I may not see another Saturday outside of the detention hall. I’ve not the biggest fan of school spirit or organized activities.
What was the happiest moment of your life? Well, now that’s personal, but not too long ago I was at a bonfire on the beach with my girlfriend, and I don’t want to give out too many details, but it was a night I’ll never forget.
Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it? – Bad things happen sometimes, and you can’t always do something about them. Some things are out of your control. All you can do is deal with them the best you know how.
Happy reading until next time!