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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Interview with Georgia Evans AKA Rosemary Laurey

Interview Georgia Evans AKA Rosemary Laurey

What are your favorite books and authors to read?

Auto buys for me are Charlaine Harris's Sookie series, Chelsea Quin Yarbro's eternal Count Sainte Germaine books, Catherine Asaro and Anita Burgh. Also really enjoy Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series, and Tanya Huff's Blood Series. Have never lost my taste fro Josephine
Tey, Agatha Christie, Frank Yerby and Goergette Heyer and almost every year I reread Forever Amber and M M Kaye's Far Pavillions. Two truly Epic novels.

Do you have a routine when you write?

Depends at which point in the book. Towards the end I write like crazy for long periods. Otherwise actually writing is 3-4 hours per day. This doesn't include the business or promo side of writing.

Do you have any tips for a writer starting out?

WRITE. WRITE. WRITE Finish the book/story and SEND IT OUT. Also develop a thick skin as rejection is part of the business.

You just released a new book, the first in a series, called Bloody Good. Can you tell us something about it?

Bloody Good is the first in a Trilogy set in Surrey in South East England in the autumn of 1940. Just after the fall of France and when the fear of invasion was at its height. The Germans have dropped a nest of vampire spies on Surrey around the village of Brytewood. However they picked the wrong village. Some of the inhabitants of Brytewood are not ordinary countryfolk. They posses various and varied paranormal abilities that they will marshall to defeat the enemy among them.

Bloody Good takes place during September, Bloody Awful, October and Bloody Right, November.

What made writing about vampire nazis appealing?

Well, my editor wanted a WW2 book and suggested the vamps be the villains.

What folklore stories are you drawing from?

Old stories I heard as a child, plus more recent study of British folklore, and a whole lot of writerly imagination.

How did the folklore and war come together for you?

There are all sorts of stories about the Downs. (and the rest of the country for that matter) I pulled some of them together with the stories I heard about the War, and a lot of research.

Do you have a favorite part in the book?

Really hard to say. I think in each book, the point I love the most is where the hero and heroine become totally aware of each other's abilities. And realise they love each other despite, (maybe because of!) the fur, claws, scales, magic etc.

Lots of stories draw on English folklore. Do they get it right?


Do you think any of the folklore creatures actually existed?

Hard to say. I grew up totally believing in Fairies and Pixies- but maybe that was naivete. There was an old woman in the village who everyone said was a witch. but maybe because she had a reputation for keeping cricket and tennis balls that landed over her fence. And who's to day dragons don;t exist. There's one on the Welsh flag after all. :-)

Thank you for the interview. If you like you can visit this author website to learn more about her and her books. Go to
Brytewood or Rosemary Laurey Offical Site

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