29 June 2014

Guest Post ~ What drove me to writing, by Carla Michelle Hamilton

The old soul's coven search for their leader Melinda
but in her place find a librarian called Emily Harris.
Will Emily's shady past and hidden secrets reveal
she was the one they were looking for or  will
their hunt for Melinda lead to a whole lot more? 

Available on Amazon US and Amazon UK

I've always loved writing since I was a child, of course then, I was the main character in all of my stories and repeatedly saved the world. But now I love to build from my crazy imagination and see where it leads me. In 2010 I suffered a miscarriage, and as you can imagine I was heartbroken, but I choose to see the world as ‘Everything happens for a reason’.

For me, it was discovering my love for books. I’d never properly, let a book take me in, but when I cracked the spine of Stephanie Mayer’s Twilight, something just clicked inside of me (team Edward). I couldn’t get enough, at one point I’d read four of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse books in four days, it was crazy (team Eric).

Then, after eight months nonstop reading of other people’s books, I decided I’d like to contribute. My life would be so boring if it wasn’t for the amazing Authors who chose to tell their stories to the world, it’s only fair that I give something back.

So naturally I chose to follow the same genre of the Authors who captured my mind, fiction, but I focused mainly on the fights and dramas that come with a group of supernatural people banded together because of what they are.

There is nothing better than picking up a book and realizing, this would never happen in real life. There’s nothing a bunch of witches and vampires are going through, that could make you think “that’s exactly what I’m going through” (unless you are a witch or a vampire, in that case, get in contact with me I’d love to chat).

Even though I’ve stressed on how much I love fictional characters, after I’ve finished writing the third book in my The Old Soul’s Coven series, I’m going to start on a new two-part-series. It’s also going to be very drama based, just less of the supernatural people. This story has been swirling around in my mind, about as long as Emily’s Haven has, but Emily’s story became too juicy and I had to write it first. I’m very excited to get started on the new series, but I have to often remind myself of my half-finished book.

Carla Michelle Hamilton

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About the Author

Carla Michelle Hamilton was raised by her single Mother, alongside her three younger siblings. Carla grew up in Middlesbrough up until joining the British Army at the age of sixteen. She left shortly after giving birth to her first child. Carla now lives in Northern Ireland with her husband and their son. Carla says ' I got an E in my GCSE English and can’t spell to save my life - but that is why the world created editors and I am thankful for that!'  You can find Carla on Twitter @carlahamilton and on Goodreads, as well as her Amazon author page.

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