Thursday, April 6, 2017

Q&A with LM Preston, author of The Purgatory Reign Series

Now available from author LM Preston is the paranormal romance series The Purgatory Reign.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I’ve always enjoyed writing. Story telling was something that came easy to me and I used to talk out loud to myself while pretending to be different characters. I started writing poetry, then songs (my father was a song writer) and then fan fiction. After college and being married awhile, my son refused to go to the bookstore since he said none of the books had guys on it that looked like him. At that point, I wanted to write to his enjoyment.

What was your first book/story published?

Explorer X- Alpha was a middle grade science fiction novel. Where, for most kids, a trip to space camp is the trip of a lifetime—for Aadi it was life altering.

What inspired you to write PURGATORY REIGN SERIES?

This story was inspired by a short story written by my husband twenty years ago for a college class. I was cleaning out some old boxes and found it. After reading it, I asked him if I could develop the story and change a few things. He gave me freedom to do so and collaborated with me on it.

What character in PURGATORY REIGN is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Peter Saints is the main character and I really enjoyed writing him. He is rough around the edges and inside an insecure guy seeking love but afraid to get comfortable with it. The most difficult character to write was, Gavin Steele. He just took me to really dark and evil places and usually when I wrote his parts, I would have to take a break from writing.

What is your favorite part in PURGATORY RIEGN?

My favorite part of the book is when Peter Saints meets Angel, it’s a surprise twist there.

What was the hardest part to write?

The hardest parts to write were Gavin scenes. I show the depth of his character and it is a dark one.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

Being an author is my dream job, however, I am also an engineer by day. I enjoy both as they challenge my mind in different ways. Now if I really had to dream up a job, it would be a travel writer that got paid to go to interesting places.

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

I do read reviews and actually utilize beta readers before releasing a book. I can’t actually let them influence my writing because the characters pretty much stay true to themselves.

What well-known writers do you admire most?

I secretly enjoy reading L.A. Banks books. Sadly, she passed away few years ago, but I’ve been re-reading her books.

Do you have any other books/stories in the works?

COLLIDING SOULs is a spin off Novella that is being debuted in the 1st every Young Adult KINDLE WORLD named RUNES UNIVERSE. It comes out on April 18th and if you’d like to see the other awesome books within this new launch find them here,

Grab a free pre-view of Colliding Souls a Purgatory Reign spin off announced in the new AMAZON Young Adult KINDLE WORLD unveiling on April 18th, 2017!

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About the Authors: LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. They inspired the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.

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