The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column on Mondays and Wednesdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.
Today, we look at SUNSPOTS.
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just died in a tragic car accident and her sorrow is overwhelming.
But is this really the end? Perhaps, perhaps not. She hears his
voice. She sees his ghostly presence. She travels back in time to
another life with Jake. What is going on? What is the message?
life. A Brooklyn born actress, she moved to NYC and does temporary
work to pay her bills. On this particular assignment, she
accidentally meets Jake Stein, who is her dance with destiny. Leaving
everything she knows, she marries him and moves to Austin, Texas. No
longer struggling to make ends meet, Aurora wiles away her time bored
and lonely, and trying to recapture the excitement she once had with
this man. And then suddenly, it’s all over, her life, her future is
gone. Vanished are all her hopes and dreams.
she discovers that the previous owner has never left. The ghostly
presence of Viola Parker looms large and becomes Aurora’s guide
through time revealing to her the mistakes she’s made with Jake Stein
through the centuries. This time, maybe this time, Aurora can get it right.
Guest Post by the Author
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I have been counseled by friends and family to write books like the bestsellers. I try not to be jealous of self-published authors success, but I am. Why can’t my work get thousands of reviews and fantastic sales? Even with horrendous reviews about the quality of the writing the sales are more than respectable. But I just can’t do it, can’t sell out my creativity for my greed. I respect good writing that is intelligent and lyrical and I try and write like that. There are books that have no character development except through dialogue and inner dialogue. No finesse. Books that use the easiest of language for low-skilled readers, for young adults. That use pornographic elements to grab an audience. I just can’t do it. Don’t want to do it. I have to go where my muse takes me. I read excellent authors like Jodie Piccoult, Armor Towles, Donna Tart, Isabel Allende, Gabriel García Márquez. Authors that grab me into their worlds and take me away on a journey of words and storyline. I know I will never be as good, but that’s what makes me tick. And I get better at my craft all the time. Maybe my next book will get me there. Maybe…
choose just the right word, to make sure each sentence has the right
cadence. I appreciate other writers who respect the craft in this
way, and I hope my readers do so with me. Writing is a need, a desire
for expression, and springs from well within my subconscious mind.
Thoughts rise up, scenes rise up and blend in with the over-arching
story. These thoughts emerge whenever they want to and wherever I am
and probably not when I am at the computer. The computer is for the
craft, the technique. The thoughts come during walks, or while
driving the car, or at the grocery store. I am the willing recipient
of these thoughts and so they seek me out. It’s a mystery this
business and art of writing and it keeps me enthralled.
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