When her Aunt Josie dies in a drowning incident, Vanessa Walsh is reluctant to accept it was just an accident. Coupled with the fact that her parents disappeared without a trace before her second birthday, Vanessa is without any family and is painfully aware that all she has to show for her life thus far, is an ex-husband and a plethora of unanswered questions. How could things get any worse? But when a dark entity threatens the earth, her existence is thrown into further chaos as she learns that she is the key to its demise. No pressure!
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There is fierce competition in the modern fantasy/paranormal genre at the moment and trying to find something different to write about in a stand out way, is extremely difficult.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Persistence, persistence, persistence! Never give up on that great idea that keeps you awake at nights. Never give up when others critique your work harshly. Never give up when those rejection letters keep clogging up your inbox.
Think of your manuscript as a living, breathing organism that needs constant attention and requires a guiding hand every step of the way. Never be afraid to rewrite, reorganise or review your work.
Above all, keep reading and writing.
I live in Queensland, Australia where in between being a super mum and wife (even if I say so myself), I try to be creative while remembering to hang out the washing and avoiding the perils of the nearby biscuit tin! I turn up to work occasionally which helps pay the bills and in between all of this, I have recently discovered both the physical and mental benefits of karate.
Whilst I love my fanged and furry heroes and villains, it’s refreshing to read about something new and innovative. I had been researching paranormal creatures for weeks and then one morning in the shower, I had this great idea about creating my own type of entity and designing a legend to surround them. By the time I drove to work, I had a plot mapped out in my head from beginning to end. Thus, three years later, Midnight Runners was born.