Author Interview with Laura DeLuca
Publisher: Free Focus Publishing
Witches kicking butt.
What inspired you to write Destiny Unveiled?
My best friend Donna Brown had a cameo appearance in the first Destiny as the other surviving member of Gabby’s mother’s coven. She said I should bring her back for a sequel. That simple comment made me decide to continue with the series and Donna became one of the main characters in Destiny Unveiled. What are your thoughts on the cover? Did you have any input in the design?
The cover was my idea. My husband sketched it first, based on my description of what I wanted, and then the publisher digitalized it. I love the way it turned out. What was your favorite scene to write?
The elaborate full moon ritual towards the end of the book was my favorite scene. It allowed me to use what I know as a practicing Wiccan to enhance the effects of the scene.
If your book was being turned into a movie, who would you cast as the leading roles?
To see my cast list, just check this post on my author blog. There are names and photos of all my cast picks. http://authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com/2012/05/cast-of-destiny-series.html Are you working on anything new at the moment? If so, can you tell us anything about it?
I am currently working on a fantasy novel called Morrigan. Morrigan is a teenage witch who has been shuffled from one foster home to another all her life. Now she is about to discover she is a princess from the mystical land of Tír Na NÓg. The handsome werewolf Filtiarn guides her through countless perils to find her mother, Ceridwyn, and grandmother, Hecate. Only together can they complete the magical triad and save their world.
Do you have any advice for young writers?
Learn to take criticism and use it to improve your work. This is a harsh business at times, and I have gotten some rejection that made me want to cry. But when I really listened to what they were saying, I could see where my work needed improvement, and it's made me a better writer, which has subsequently let to me getting published.
Once again, thank you for sitting down with us & good luck with your new novel!
Laura "Luna" DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and three children. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Old high school friends would tell you she was always scratching in her notebook instead of paying attention in class and the children she used to babysit for always loved to hear her scary stories at bedtime. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years. She loves writing young adult novels, because it keeps her young at heart. She is the author of three published works including Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, and Phantom, and has several more projects in the works.