Eva Tremaine has many different sides to her and that versatility can be seen in her writing style. It is her hope that through the gift of literacy, she can make a lasting impression on her readers.
DL: What’s the inspiration for writing your book?ET: Unstable – the name came to me in a dream even before I knew what it was. Unstable: She was not supposed to survive was my first book. My book club was having a short story contest and I wrote Unstable. Many encouraged me to turn it into a book after reading it. The rest is history!
DL: Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?ET: I always loved reading Stephen King.
DL: How long did it take to write your book?ET: Each book takes roughly six months to write and another six months of editing and getting it published.
DL: Do you write with an outline, or just let it flow organically?ET: I write a rough outline and edit it as the characters speak to me. There are always changes to what I originally outlined.
DL: Do you listen to music when you write? If yes, is there a theme song for this book?ET: No, I like quiet and a glass of red wine.
DL: What are the keys to success in marketing your book(s)?ET: I believe book clubs help self-published authors survive and I do my best to stay in connection with them.
DL: What advice would you give to aspiring writers?ET: Write from your heart, not worrying about being perfect and let the characters’ voices be heard, not your own.
DL: How about sharing an excerpt from Unstable: She was not supposed to survive?ET: Here you go.
He silenced her screams when he picked her up by her throat and laughed as her legs swung in the air trying to find the ground. He squeezed his huge hands against her tiny throat, choking out what little life she had left. Once she stopped moving, he dropped her limp body to the floor. He then kicked her in the head a few times to ensure she did not move again. Blood dripped from the corner of her mouth onto the floor. He picked up a dirty sheet he found in the corner of the room and placed it over her body. He had to give some respect to the dead.
He walked away, leaving her in the abandoned crack house for anyone to do with her body as they wished. He was done with her. He walked away thinking there was no life left in her.
Fiends who entered the crack house were so fixated on getting high that they easily overlooked her body and disregarded her screams. By the time anyone found her, it would be too late. She was not supposed to survive. The pedophile did not realize this deed would later cause hell to be released on all those who crossed her path.
DL: What’s next for you?ET: I would love to have Unstable turned into a movie. I can literally see it happening. I also have a few stories in my head and a few new characters. What I write will depend on which character screams the loudest!
DL: Where can readers find out more about you and your book(s)?
· Website: http://evatremaine.com/
· Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Eva-Tremaine/e/B00BY5TAA6
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evatremaine
· Twitter: https://twitter.com/evatremaine
It’s been a pleasure having you here with us today. I know my readers will enjoy getting to know you and your work.