Today we have the sixth author interview for ‘A Haunting of Words’ – Amy Hunter. Her story “Salted Ground” displays her amazing talent at wordsmithing, and deep, emotional themes. She is also quite a talented artist at making book covers and postcard images – she did all of the interior artwork within A Haunting of Words, including all of the images in these interviews.
Title and synopsis/blurb of your AHOW story:
Marley was convinced she had found happiness with Adam when he helped her escape an abusive relationship. When tragedy strikes, will she find hope or torment?
What inspired you to write this story?
One of the many things I struggle with is not knowing when to let go… of anything. Marley became sort of a hero to me. In the first paragraph, she salted the ground and moved on, and in the rest of the story, she deals with the consequences.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since my early teen years. Earlier than that, if you count the childhood plays my friends and I would perform for my mom (all of which received standing ovations). I moved on to high school journalism, which I thought I would make into a career, but here I am at thirty-three, diggin’ the hell out of fiction.
What genres do you most associate with in your writing?
Suspense, Creative Nonfiction
What are you working on right now?
Monster’s Edge. When Coralie manipulates Shane into committing a crime, he double-crosses her and leaves her with a parting gift she’ll never forget.
What else do you have available/published:
So far, aside from ‘A Haunting of Words,’ I also have a story called “Core” in ‘A Journey of Words.’
[JMA] – you can order A Journey of Words here]
What advice do you give to new writers?
A piece of advice saved my life once and continues to do so every day. I feel like it applies here. So: remove the cotton from your ears and put it in your mouth. Listen and learn from those who came before you. Don’t assume you know everything. And hire an editor. Okay, so the editor thing came later, but do it. You’ll be glad you did.
List links where people can find your work:
You can purchase A Haunting of Words (available in paperback and eBook) through the Scout Media online store at:www.scoutmediabooksmusic.com/a-haunting-of-words and get an exclusive com