Thursday, 25 April 2019

Hidden Diamond: The 10 Carat Eve Langlais

There are lots of great authors and books out there, so many that it can be hard for readers to find the books that they love to read.  So I want to share the gems hidden among the chaos.  Each month I'll feature a new Hidden Diamond author.

This month's featured author isn't very hidden but she is definitely a diamond.  Not only is Eve Langlais a fantastic author with lots of amazing books across multiple genres but she is also one of the most supportive and wonderful persons that I know.  She is my movie buddy (in spite of my tendency to watch through my fingers) and always seems to have a sympathetic ear or shoulder.

She's also got a brilliant sense of humour and a keen insight into a wide variety of characters.  That insight comes out in her stories, making them a fun, page-turning read.  She showed me the covers for her Chimera Secrets series this summer and I've been eagerly awaiting the release ever since.

I'm very grateful that she took the time out of her busy schedule to answer the Hidden
Diamond author questionnaire.

What is the craziest thing you've done to research a book? 

My wild and exciting research involves a lot of Google lol. The most intense I ever had to delve into a topic involved discussions with a psychiatric nurse with patient PTSD experience.

What is your writing process?  

Pantser and solitary. I tend to let the story follow the meandering path it wants, it makes for smoother writing. I work in silence (or try to lol), with kids it can sometimes get noisy on their days off school. No music. Just the voices in my head, although, I do sometimes talk out loud as I'm creating dialogue, lol.

What is your favourite thing to do to relax? 

I do a few things to relax, reading, of course, television shows (especially paranormal-ish ones) and Candy Crush!

Who is your favourite fictional crush? 

Um, I'm kind of embarrassed to say I don't have one.

And in the spirit of the great Joss Whedon debate, who would win: astronauts or cavemen? 

Cavemen! Because they're stronger and meaner with great big clubs (and maybe a pet sabertooth or two, LOLOL. )

Thank you, Eve, for being a great friend and one of my Hidden Diamonds.  For those who want their own copy of Eve's Chimera Secrets books, you can find them here.

Thanks for joining us!  Come back next month on May 30th.  It's my birthday month and so there will be a double Hidden Diamond feature!

Or take a moment to check out March's Hidden Diamond: RONE award finalist Tamara Hughes!

 Or look at last week's blogpost: What does "strong woman" even mean?

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