Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2 Interview with Jennifer DeLucy

Yesterday, I reviewed her book Seers of Light. It's the first book in the Light Series. Her new book Whisper of Light comes out today! I am thrilled to have her on my blog today answering some questions. Jennifer DeLucy is not only extremely talented, she is also super nice and really funny. Here's a little background information on Jennifer DeLucy:

I was born in Northern Pennsylvania, where I developed an obsession with all things literary and musical thanks to the influence of an extremely creative family. Before moving to the Midwest to study English in 2002, I trained in vocal performance and had my first taste of literary work as an editor for a local social organization. Today, I work for the University of Missouri and as an author and Developmental Editor for Omnific Publishing.


1. Part of the book takes place in Scranton, PA. What made you choose Scranton as a back drop?

Scranton was my home town!  I lived there for the first twenty years of my life before I moved to the Midwest, and I wanted to write about something I knew. I know Northeast Pennsylvania, and it’s fun to give them a shout out in written form.  A lot of the references you see in the book are the cultural real deal (like coal mines, Old Forge Style pizza, little old Italian ladies who are hard core about their cooking, etc.)

2.  Who or what influenced you to become a writer?

I really don’t know, for certain, but I’ve been writing since I was a very little girl, and it was kind of always something I’ve loved to do, along with musical performance.  I’ve definitely been influenced by certain writers—Stephen King, for instance, and JK Rowling, who I worship and adore.

3. How many books will be in The Light Series?

For now, I know there will be three. That’s as far as I’ve planned, so I’ll likely take a break from the Sentient world after the third book is done. But, you never know if I’ll come back to it down the line.

4. Can you give us a hint about what happens in Whisper of Light?

Sure!  For one thing, it is the continuation of Christian Wright’s journey (from Seers of Light), but the story is not told from his perspective.  There is actually a hint planted in Seers that mentions the main protagonist for Whisper. Her name is Nicole Abbot, and you learn that she is a non-Sentient woman who has led a painful life, and everything gets flipped upside down when Christian Wright comes to stay with her parents’ Sentient group in Eureka, California (the redwood coast).

If your readers would enjoy some extra info, they can view the trailer below: 


Also, the book cover with summary is on my publisher’s website: http://omnificpublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21&products_id=34

5. What’s next for you?

I’m working on book three in the series, and then I’ll likely break to write something a little different (though, I haven’t decided quite what yet.)  I’m also working on musical projects.  In fact, I’ve written both songs that you hear playing during the Seers of Light and Whisper of Light trailers.

6. Chocolate of Vanilla?

Chocolate!

7. Christian or William?

Oooooh. NO FAIR! Hehe. Believe it or not, no one has ever asked me this before. Oh, wow.  This is agony.  I just don’t know.  They both attract me on some level, because I know what happens in Whisper of Light, so I understand Christian’s warmth, charm and humor more fully than those who have only read Seers.  But then again, I tend to be sucked in by mysterious, smirking, underdog guys, too, so, William definitely appeals to me strongly, as well. 

8. Craziest Dream?

Hmm. I have had so very many crazy dreams that I’m not sure if I can differentiate them.  One recurring dream I seem to have involves a house that has seemingly never ending places to discover, and it’s usually a house I grew up in, and know to be quite small compared to the mysterious number of rooms.  The rooms always increase in impressiveness, too, and since I love to explore, this is pretty exciting. 

9. Favorite Book?

Classic – Jane Eyre.  Current – All of the Harry Potter series.

10. Elvis or the Beatles?

The Beatles

If you want to find out more about Jennifer DeLucy and her books check out these sites:
http://jenniferdelucy.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/Jen_DeLucy
http://www.facebook.com/JenCED
http://omnificpublishing.com/

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful Interview! Thanks, Marcie! Thanks, Jennifer!

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  2. Fabulous interview. I love books that have place as a character -- and I'm happy to see Scranton represented!

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