Author Linna Drehmel Interview by Michelle M. Pillow
edited: Saturday, September 08, 2012
By Michelle M Pillow
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012
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Author Linna Drehmel Interview by Michelle M. Pillow (Originally published in Paranormal Underground Magazine)
Author Linna Drehmel Interview
Michelle M. Pillow, www.michellepillow.com
Linna Drehmel grew up in a military family and loves those who have and do serve in the military. She has an addiction to music and can’t write unless her favorite muses are crooning in the background. She mother to eight children who keep her very busy. Her book the Young Adult SciFi/Paranormal, H.E.A.R.T. Saga: The Children releases Spring 2012 in ebook and print.
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Q: In your book The Children you delve into a perfect little world where people’s lives and minds are being controlled by an addictive energy force that is being supplied by a mysterious god. What inspired you to write about this?
Linna:Well I guess you could call that the ultimate supernatural experience. I was in church, sitting there peaceful not thinking about writing at all, then BAHM! The main plot and main characters were all there in my head. I fully believe that this story was inspired by God.
Q: What myths or legends inspired you?
Linna:LOTS! I have been into archaeology and anthropology all my life. I have loved many different cultures and mythologies. Egypt, Greek, Norse, Celtic, Mezzo-American, and so many more. I love to see how the myths, legends, and theologies intertwine and pull us all together as one human family.
Q: Why do you think readers, and society in general, are fascinated by the paranormal?
Linna:It is the ultimate fantasy. Looking outside the norm, the everyday mundane. It stretches the mind and gives people a complete and utter escape.
Q: Do you have any paranormal pet projects?
Linna:I do! I found this really great almost old fashioned internet radio drama called The Drama pod. The man who runs it, Tim Huffernan, has invited me to write a paranormal/ supernatural script for him. This is very new to me so it is going to take me some time but I look forward to having my work on the Drama pod (thedramapod.com/drupal/node/361).
Q: What are your favorite paranormal shows, movies and books? It there a word count limit here?
Linna:I could go on and on! I loved Twilight, YES I DID! Charmed, that one is such a favorite that I have all 8 seasons on DVD and I have watched them so much that I have a lot of the spells memorized. I loved the X-files, Men in Black, I am Legend, Interview with a Vampire, Harry Potter, Vampire of the Mists, Arson. See what I mean I could go on! This is just a fraction of the books, movies and TV shows that I love.
Q: Do you believe in the supernatural? Or are you a skeptic?
Linna:For sure I am a believer! I know that there is so much more out there than any of us can comprehend with our regular human senses.
Q: Have you ever had a paranormal experience?
Linna:I have, but for me these are deeply personal experiences. But what I will tell you that every one that I have had, I cherish and have made me a better person.
Q: What kind of paranormal creatures do you wish you could meet?
Linna:I would like to meet the vamps and werewolves that Stephanie Meyer created for Twilight. Friendly and HOT!
Q: Have you ever been abducted by aliens?
Linna:HAHA! No, but my Mother in law likes to joke around that she is one.
Q: If given the chance, would you become an alien test subject?
Linna:HECK NO! but I sure loved the movie Avatar. I would become one of those aliens in a hot second!
Q: How would you react if you came face to face with a vampire?
Linna:Well that would depend on if he was a mean killer or the sexy lost soul type. Mean killer…pull out the garlic and holy water! The Sexy lost soul type….well I am sure you can guess *blushes and winks at you*
Q: What does the future hold for the H.E.A.R.T. Saga?
Linna: Book one The Children is out this spring. I have book two The Choice almost done. I have 3 other books planned out after that.
Thank you for joining us, Linna!
To learn more about Linna Drehmel visit her on the web at linnadrehmel.blogspot.com and crushingheartsandblackbutterfly.com. You can also find her on facebook.com/linna.drehmel and twitter .LinnaDrehmel.
Interview by Michelle M. Pillow, www.michellepillow.com
Web Site: Michelle Pillow, Author Site
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