Dec 292011
 

Today I have an interview with LM Aldritch, author of a book that is described as speculative visionary fiction that weaves politics, religion, ancient mysteries, conspiracy theories, physics, the paranormal and sci-fi into a fast-paced, spiritual thriller.

What’s the hardest part of writing a book? 

Holding onto those thoughts, sentences or scenes long enough to get them on paper, while they are still fresh and as perfectly formed as they seem at the time. Some of my best writing comes when I’m not actually writing, so thank heaven for sticky notes.

What’s your favourite part of writing a book? 

Living each scene through the characters; transported, and at times transformed. There are scenes in the book that still make me cry, and there are concepts that continue to unfold. I would imagine that most fiction writers feel that their work takes on a life of its own.

What inspired you to become a writer? 

I love learn. When I’m interested in something, I consume every bit of information I can find. It becomes an obsession. So I guess it was inevitable that I would one day write about something.

What kind of research did you do to write this book? 

I didn’t research the book. I didn’t plan on writing it. But when it came to me, an absolute epiphany, I realised that I’d been researching it all my life. I just had to figure out how to wrap a story around it.

Did you base any of the characters on real people? 

When I read this question, I thought of dreams; how each person in the dream is a reflection of the dreamer. I think that’s true, in part, when writing fiction. However, most of my characters are based on real people: names changed, of course. But the two main characters, the sisters, are unequivocally the two sides of my split personality.

Thanks so much for answering my questions. I love sticky notes. I don’t know how anyone can survive without them. 

About LM Aldrich:
Like many, I am an ordinary person with several life stories. I have been a management analyst, an environmental activist, and a public relations writer. But in my real life, I am an artist, a seeker, and I have experienced the paranormal since early childhood. While necessity occupied my time, Legends took root in my creative consciousness and eventually manifest—frankly, much to my surprise. I am currently working on another book, as well as a children’s series I started some time ago.

Legends of the Light Bearer by LM Aldritch 
In the months leading up to 9/11, the newly elected Senator from Virginia is drawn into a nightmare that threatens her sanity, and then her life. She uncovers a secret so ancient, so complex and profound that it will take the combined efforts of a NASA scientist, a Biblical scholar, a government spy, a paleontologist and Heaven itself to unravel it. Based on ancient and forbidden scriptures, this is the story you were never meant to hear…until it is too late. Legends of the Light Bearer will challenge everything you thought was true, while offering a startling yet compelling new paradigm: Conspiracies and the supernatural are the only true reality, opposing forces in a spiritual war that uses humans as pawns on a chessboard. It is not mere happenstance that we find ourselves on the brink of extinction; economically, environmentally, or in terms of our inhumanity to one another. It is by design. And the one little thing they do not want you to know is that we have the power to defeat them.

Find the book online: Amazon, Goodreads 

Want to win a copy of the book?
I have one ebook copy (either Kindle or PDF) to give to one lucky reader. To enter, simply leave a comment answering the following question:
Do you enjoy books that make you think?
Giveaway is open worldwide until midnight EST Jan 4, 2012. Please state which format ebook you’d prefer to receive, and don’t forget your email address.

  5 Responses to “Interview: LM Aldritch + Giveaway”

  1. Do you enjoy books that make you think?

    Yes. They're not all I want to read, but I will read them and enjoy them.

  2. Absolutely yes! I tend to spend a lot of time reading those books, instead of just a coulple of days, but usually these are the books that I keep rereading over and over!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  3. I LOVE books that make me think, especially if they are somehow controversial! This one sounds really awesome – thanks for the giveaway – here's hoping!! katy.sozaeva (at) gmail.com

  4. Yes, I like books that make me think – and sometimes my preconceived ideas of what those books are can be way wrong. Some “chick lit” (I hate the term, but you know what I mean), for instance, can deal with very serious topics and be quite thought-provoking, as I found recently with Sophie Kinsella's “Confessions of a Shopaholic”. Blogging also helps me to think more about books – before I write a post, I've got to think about it, obviously. But hurrah too for the “mindless” books of entertainment and escapism which also have their place!

  5. Although, once in a while, I'm in the mood for something light and fluffy and full of well-written sex scenes, for the most part I do enjoy books that make me think.
    This book looks like it is chock full of thought provoking themes. I hope I win it! And if I do, I'd love a pdf copy. Thanks for the giveaway!
    MJB
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

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