AHOW Blog Tour #8 – Laurie Gardiner

Today we have the eighth author interview for ‘A Haunting of Words’ – Laurie Gardiner. Her story “Thief” is one of my favorites in the book. Told from a child’s perspective, it bounces from sweet to sad to downright infuriating. As with all of Laurie’s works, the writing is intense.

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Luna Fiore promised to be with her twin sister, Cira, when she dies. Instead, Luna’s own death sends her on a journey through memories where she must explore her mother’s darkest secrets. Can Luna find the truth and make her way back to her twin before the thief in Cira’s head releases her?

What inspired you to write this story?
The song of the same name by the band Our Lady Peace. It’s always been one of my favourite songs by OLP simply because of the emotion it conveys. When I was brainstorming story ideas for A Haunting of Words, I watched the video for “Thief” and inspiration hit.

How long have you been writing?
Almost as long as I can remember.

What genre do you associate most within your writing?
I write mainly contemporary drama and women’s fiction. Writing a paranormal story pushed me slightly out of my comfort zone, which, I think, turned out to be a good thing!

What are you working on now?
 I’m working on a series of flash fiction stories centered around the theme of elder abuse.

What else do you have published?
So far, my publications include: debut novel, Tranquility, published in 2015 by Escargot Books; short story “Retribution” in Scout Media’s 2016 “of Words” anthology; “Thief” in Scout Media’s latest anthology, A Haunting of Words.

What advice would you offer to new writers?
Never stop learning.

List links where people can find your writing:

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 companion soundtrack CD, or through Barnes & Nobles, Target, Books-a-Million, and Amazon.

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