Monday, July 23, 2012

Karen Magill~Paranormal Romance Author Is Here Today!

This past month has been an exciting month for me. As an author, I have made a lot of cool friends and have been exposed to exciting new talent. A few days ago, I talked with Karen by phone and I was struck by her candor and her warmth. Sometimes, you meet someone you feel a close connection to and Karen Magill is one of those people.

 Her paranormal romance called, "The Bond," is an exciting romance that will make you fall in love with Laura and Julian, two people who have an out of body experience and that develop a strong emotional tie with one another. There are pitfalls along the way to finding each other again that will have you on edge of your seats. So, I am happy to introduce to you, Karen Magill.

What inspired you to write your latest book?

I am going to talk about my first book actually, The Bond, A Paranormal Love Story. I was inspired to write this one because I was looking for a different way for people to meet. I have always been fascinated with paranormal occurrences and the supernatural so I thought why now have them meet in an out of body experience?

 How did you come up with the title?

I felt that The Bond really tells what this couple has gone through. The subtitle is an explanation.

What books have most influenced your life most?

Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llewellyn is a book I read in high school. And kept reading! I was always enthralled with the characters in that book and how exciting the tale was.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Currently, I am starting a series of paranormal mysteries set in Vancouver which combine historical fact with fiction. The main characters are Julie, a psychic and Santoro, a Vancouver police officer.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I like Ann Rule – I always feel like I can learn something from her true crime novels; Stephen King because he is a master storyteller and I like Diana Gabaldon’s ideas though I admit I have only read Cross Stitch.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

For me it is getting started. I will have lots of ideas, make notes, do research but it is getting right down to the nitty gritty that gets me.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Keep writing and if you are looking at publication, have a good editor go over it. It will save you time and money in the long run.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I want those who read my books to realize that my events could actually happen in your life or someone you know. Just keep an open mind.

What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?

The Bond wasn’t that difficult to bring to life but Missing Flowers required a lot of research. I walked around the city and took photos and notes of where I was. I wanted to be able to describe places so that the reader may one day visit Vancouver and recognize somewhere because I had described it in one of my books.

 Fun Question: What’s your favorite kind of chocolate?

Peanut butter and chocolate. I am now trying to develop a taste for dark chocolate since it is supposed to be healthier for me but I still love my peanut butter cups.

 Can you share with readers your book  sites and social links?

Blog, Vancouver Vagabond:
Twitter: @KarenMagill
FB Fan page: 

Thank you Karen for talking to the readers and I hope they will check out your wonderful paranormal romance story!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The Bond sounds like a really great read! I love that you were looking for a different way for people to meet. Great interview! Off to share.