LX Cain is an amazing person and one I’m proud to call my friend. Always ready to share or help another author. I can’t say enough the respect I have nor the admiration for LX Cain. If you don’t know or haven’t met LX do yourself a favor and do so immediately. You are in for amazing posts and a friendship like no other. Pick up the new book and don’t forget to leave a review! Please welcome LX Cain to Roadie Notes….
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
I was about 9, and I wrote a story about a secret agent and his talking super-car. Yes, the hero may have resembled the Hoff. My first and only piece of fanfic.
2. How many books have you written?
I’ve written 2, and more are on the way … except I’m a slow writer, so it may take a while.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
All my books have a closed bedroom door policy. No sex allowed.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
I was born in ’66, and turned the big “Hawaii 5-0” this year (minus the Hawaii part). Married but no kids. I’m blissfully retired and have no job except being an author. It’s great to be your own boss. Did I mention blissful?
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
Bloodwalker is definitely my favorite. I did a lot of research on circuses, weird superstitions of the world, and how to prepare a corpse for burial. I loved that part the most, and the book was a lot of fun to write.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
Ever since “Dark Shadows” first crept onto my family’s TV set, I’ve loved horror. I was glued to TV shows like “Night Gallery” and “Kolchak,” and it was a short hop to being fascinated with horror novels. I was lucky because the 70s and 80s were filled with great authors, like James Herbert, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Peter Straub, and F. Paul Wilson along with books that launched the popularity of horror in the 70s, like The Excorcist, The Amityville Horror, and The Omen.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I’m a TV addict and love when a good series comes on. When a re-run of one of my favorite movies comes on, like “Jaws,” “Aliens,” or “The Thing,” I drag out the popcorn popper, sit with a bowl of buttered popcorn in my lap, and grin like a little kid!
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
I don’t celebrate until the book is released, and then I’ll go to my favorite Mexican or Chinese restaurants. Yum!
9. Where do you write? Quiet or music?
That depends. If the book is flowing and I need to concentrate, I’ll write at my desk in a closed and quiet room. If I’m revising or looking for inspiration, I’ll take my laptop to the living room and write (or procrastinate on social media) with the TV on. But if I’m stuck, I’ll break out a notebook and write longhand. The only problem with that is I end up with cross-outs, arrows to inserts in the margins, stars, boxes, and other chicken scratchings. Sometimes I can’t even read what I wrote.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
I just wish I could write faster. A novel takes me over a year to write and revise. That’s a loooong time.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
I don’t really need fame; I’d rather have fortune! LOL But seriously, the things that make me most happy are enthusiastic readers and good reviews. I was delighted when Bloodwalker garnered both a review in Publishers Weekly and a starred-recommendation in Library Journal.
12. Where do you live?
I live on the Red Sea in Egypt. I was born in the US, but in my thirties I got the opportunity to be an entertainer at European tourists’ resort communities in Egypt. (I can sing in 7 languages. LOL) The pace of life is slow and relaxed over here, and I liked it so much that I bought a place and retired early.
I’m a cat person and have loved living with them for most of my life. It’s very sad that their life spans are so much shorter than ours… After losing all my furry friends over the years, I don’t have any now.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Finishing a manuscript! I subscribe to Dorothy Parker’s view, “I hate writing. I love having written.”
15. What is coming next for you?
I always have some project or another going. At the moment, I’m working on a thriller set in Alaska, and I’m researching a new novel set in the Paris Catacombs, which contain 6 million skeletons. You can’t get any creepier than that!
Lightning flashes. Another child disappears…
When Zorka Circus performs, its big top roars with laughter and cheers, but when it moves on, there are fewer children in the European towns it leaves behind.
Circus Security Chief Rurik suspects a killer hides among the international performers, but they close ranks—they’ve always viewed lightning-scarred Rurik as the monster. Nevertheless, he’s determined to find the culprit and stop them before anyone else dies and the only place he can call home is ripped apart by the murders.
Into Zorka Circus comes the Skomori clan, despised as gravediggers and ghoulish bloodwalkers. A one-day truce allows bloodwalker Sylvie to marry. Instead, she finds a body. Alerting others will defy her clan’s strict rules, break the truce, and leave her an outcast.
When more bodies turn up, the killer’s trail becomes impossible to ignore. Rurik and Sylvie must follow the clues—even if they lead to something unimaginable.
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