1/16/13

Interview with Sharon Van Orman

Lets welcome Sharon Van Orman to Julie's Book Review. Sharon is giving away an e-book of Lykaia, so don't forget to check out the rafflecopter to the right of the pg. 


Welcome to Julies Book Review. Can you tell me a little about yourself?

Hello! Thanks for having me, Julie. I’m just a humble writer trying to get my thoughts onto paper so that the ruckus in my head dampens a bit. 



What kind of books do you write? Newest release?

I started off writing Historical Fiction. Lykaia, my current release, is fantasy, specifically, paranormal thrillers.

My next release is called Season of the Dead. I co-wrote it with 3 other writers. It is a zombie apocalypse novel. It is in the horror genre and is due out in March of 2013 by Spore Press.



What should we expect in your book? How HOT? Action? Adventure?

Well, Lykaia, is a mystery with a lot of twists and turns. There is magic, and betrayal and blood. Loads of action and adventure, but nothing steamy. 



How do you get ideas for your books?

Oh, there are ideas for books everywhere. I’m constantly getting ides for new characters and storylines just from day to day life. Lykaia came about when I found the myth of Lykaonas. The rest just followed along. 



Anything in your stories based on real experiences?’

Not yet….



Toughest criticism? Best compliment?

I had a guy early on tell me that no one wanted to hear about all the ‘kingly crap’ and that I should just focus on Sophia and her brothers. Best? That they enjoyed it. 




Any advice for aspiring authors?

Don’t give up. This is a hard road, but don’t give up. They are your stories, and no one can write them better than you.




How about some fun stuff?

Dogs or cats?

Oh… that’s tough.. I have both. Cats. 



1 Fav book? why?

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I just love it. I can’t explain it more than that. 



Favorite place to travel?

Oh, I want to go to the Maldives. 



1 fav author? Why?

I have loads and it would be hard to chose. But I’ll stick with Diana Gabaldon. 



Is this your full time job? if yes, anything else you want to do? if no what else do you do?

Yes it is. I wanted to be an interior designer, and an Egyptologist and a Volcanologist. I’ll have to write about some characters that do those things. 



Where can we find you and your books?

Facebook:

Follow me: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sharon-Van-Orman/104637372952495
Friend me: http://www.facebook.com/sharon.vanorman

On Amazon:
Audio book: http://www.amazon.com/Lykaia-Sophia-Katsaros-Book-1/dp/B00ARE8OJI/ref=la_B009NKB0DO_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356209748&sr=1-1

Print: http://www.amazon.com/Lykaia-1-Sharon-Van-Orman/dp/0988192349/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356210844&sr=1-1

e-book: http://www.amazon.com/Lykaia-SOPHIA-KATSAROS-ebook/dp/B0094GCQFS/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356210844&sr=1-2 

Thanks for coming to Julies Book Review. I hope you have continued success and you get some new readers form here on Julies Book Review!

Julie Ramsey

3 comments:

  1. http://juliesbookreview.blogspot.com/2013/01/review-of-lykaia-by-sharon-van-ormen.html

    This is the review of the book that was posted to Julies Book Review on the 3rd!

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