Interview with Shawna Stewart, author of Lessons from an Evil Mind
Tell us about Lessons From An Evil Mind
Lessons from an Evil Mind is a dark Paranormal Romance. The story begins in a dungeon where the main character has been kept hostage for over three years. Strange things happen within the dungeon that makes Lue wonder if the man that keeps her there is human. Lue escapes but the evil that wants her is never far behind. Now free, she finds her life in turmoil and unable to escape the man that wants him as his own.
Tell us more about Lue, about her captor, about the room she is trapped in. Is she being held by a kidnapper or is there something else going on?
What she does not know until later in the book and after she escapes that she was being held by Demons. She is pure and the only way the head Demon could have her as is, he had to break her, that is why she was brought there and put through the terrifying things he put her through.. She never lost faith and one day escapes.
What genre is it?
You say it is a Paranormal romance. It sounds a bit scary to us – is it?
So what kind of readers will it appeal to?
How long did it take to write?
What difference has the publisher’s input made to the book? Is there anything from your self-publishing days that you miss?
Since going with my new publisher we have given the book a new look, it has been edited and is getting the care it should. With the publisher knowing more than I do about advertising I am hoping to see good things come from this and look forward to entertaining others with many more stories to come.
What was the most challenging part of your creative process?
I have been told that writing in first party is one of the most difficult things to do, but to me it was natural and I feel that the story being told by Lue made it as believable as it is.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I would like to say that I have always wanted to write but I can’t. When I was 29 I suffered a disease that wiped my memory of my life before away, leaving me with a past that I did not know. My son reminded me that I liked to write in years past. I thought he was crazy (me write a story?) The next day his words rang in my ears so I picked up my laptop and started typing away. After the first sentence I was hooked. I love writing and it is now my passion.
We are really sorry to hear that you lost your memory. Did it ever come back? Literature is full of characters who have lost their memories; are you not tempted, with your unique insight, to write something in that arena?
I could write about a character like that, in fact in book two of this series there is a character that something similar happens to. It was easy to write that part because I know exactly how it feels to have your life taken from you.
Have you got a blog where readers can keep up with your work?
What can we expect from the rest of the series?