About the book: Alyssa Matthews thought she had an explanation for everything. After all, as a slightly sceptical paranormal investigator that was what she was used to doing; researching, observing and explaining.
So when she began writing a paper about a long forgotten case of death by Spontaneous Human Combustion, she assumed it would be a run-of-the-mill piece. Little did she realise that she was about to be plunged into a situation that would not only force her to question her own sanity, but also her scepticism about the nature of the paranormal.
Not to mention the dreams that just wouldn’t go away..."
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Q. What inspires your writing?
A. I find that most of the time my dreams, and my daydreams inspire my writing. When I’m working on a plot that seems to influence my dreams and so that’s where I get a lot of my ideas from.
Q. What is your favorite thing about being an author?
A. Being able to let my imagination go wild and create characters, worlds and stories.
Q. What is the toughest part of being an author?
A. Having to also be my own assistant, marketing manager, agent etc.
Q. If you could not be author, what would you do/be?
A. To be honest I would always be an author no matter what else I was doing. I don’t think I can envisage a time when I will not write, even if it is just “for fun”.
Q. What would the story of your life be entitled?
A. That’s hard one… probably something along the lines of “A Stubborn Life”
Q. What is your favorite book of all time?
A. “How To Make An American Quilt”, yes I know that’s an unusual one for a writer in the paranormal genre, but I just love how all the different storylines of the women tie together. It’s a “person” book, and I love those.
Q. Which character from ANY book are you most like?
A. Emma in Jane Austen’s Emma. I try to do the right thing but always wind up putting my foot in it, saying the wrong thing, and looking stupid, but really I’m just trying to help.
Q. What character from all of your book are you most like?
A. Definitely Greg, I would be the voice of reason in a situation involving the paranormal.
Q. What is your favorite season?
A. Autumn, without a doubt. I love the colours, and the crisp cool snap to the air.
Q. What inspired your book cover(s)? Or what is your favorite book cover and why?
A. The cover to Last Regress is taken from a photo shoot I did at a local country park. I loved that shot so much and way the path winds away through the trees into the distance, creates the feeling of going on a journey, a journey back to somewhere, a last regress.
Q. Tell me something funny that happened while on a book tour or while promoting your book.
A. Well, being an eBook author all my promoting at the moment is done from my kitchen table but I can tell you that you have got be careful when typing in web addresses and Google searches for review sites etc. If don’t get your spelling correct… well let’s just say I’m glad I have an up to date virus scanner on my laptop!
Q. Are you working on something new?
A. I am indeed, I’m working on my second novel “Running For A Life” which is also in the paranormal genre and is based around dreams and alternate realities.
Q. Anything you want to say to followers of this blog or those that are just stopping by?
A. I’d just like to thank everyone who has given me support so far with “Last Regress”. It’s very daunting starting out as an indie author but there is a fantastic support network of people out there from reviewers and bloggers to readers to fellow indie authors, and all of them have made this so much easier and also more fun.