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Quintette of Questions: JM Bray

tearing the shroudQuintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with JM Bray!

JM BRAY

1.     What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

 Tearing the Shroud. It was a mixed bag as far as difficulty, picking it was easy, but the process wasn’t. The title was originally Tearing the Veil. After writing most of the novel, I found another book with a similar title and didn’t want any confusion so I changed it to Shroud and quickly came to prefer it. Then, in Book two of the series I found myself creating the mythology of how the Shroud got its name. I tied in the Veil name change as part of the story…it was enjoyable and surreal at the same time.

2.     If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

 Tearing the Shroud has primary and secondary male MC’s. For Vincent I think Robbie Amell and for Coleman, Heath Ledger around his Knights Tale age. To play Jule – I don’t know her name but in The Flying Scotsman, there is a scene where a minister is talking to the cyclist and they show a picture of his deceased wife. Whoever she was, it caused me to pause the movie and say “Oh my gosh, that’s Jule!” Here she is:

Jule JM Bray

3.     What five words best describe your story?

Exciting, Romantic, Smart, Layered, Fun.

4.     Who is your favourite fictional couple?

Westley and Buttercup from The Princess Bride – “As you wish.”

5.     What song always makes you cry?

Nearer My God to Thee. I always liked the song, have it on the “play at my funeral list”, but when the lead musician turns to the band in Titanic and says, ‘Gentlemen, it has been a privilege playing with you tonight’ …then they play it as the ship sinks. Gaaa I’m getting misty just typing it. Anna Weatherup has a good version.

About JM Bray:

J.M. Bray lives in Southern California with his college sweetheart and their two dogs. After a lifetime together, they are happier than the moment they met. When not writing or working his “day job”, he loves to cook, play the guitar, and travel with his wife. Every chance he gets, he races an old Porsche named “Tuffy” at tracks in the southwest.

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Quintette of Questions: Sarah Daltry

Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with Sarah Daltry!

Sarah Daltry

sarah daltry cover1.     What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

Bitter Fruits. It was actually an easy title, because I knew from the beginning where the mythology was centered. I searched for a quote about the prominent figures in the mythology (I’m being vague intentionally so as not to give anything away) and came across a quote by Byron. Since I love Byron and the quote worked, it all made sense.

2.     If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

As Nora? Aubrey Plaza. She has the right snark.

3.     What five words best describe your story?

Sexy, complicated, nontraditional, intellectual, funny

4.     Who is your favourite fictional couple?

Lady Brett Ashley and Jake Barnes (from Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises). They’re incredibly awful to each other but I find them realistic.

5.     What song always makes you cry?

“Green Fields of France” by the Dropkick Murphys or “Waltzing Matilda” by Tom Waits


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And Patrick Stump’s cover of Waltzing Matilda (also known as Tom Traubert’s Blues) because I really like his version:

About Sarah:

teaser 1Sarah Daltry writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She’s written works in various genres – romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn’t as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she’s been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships – romantic, familial, friendly – because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn’t matter if the story is set in contemporary New York, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future – human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah’s stories.

When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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