Monday, December 5, 2011

Joann H. Buchanan - Soulless Light - Author Interview

Author Interview

1. Who is the plot based around?
The Plot for Soulless Light surrounds Julia, a young innocent girl whose life is snatched away by blood thirsty knights.

2. What is the main idea of the plot?
The main idea for the plot is to be careful what you ask for because you just might get it.

3. When does the plot take place?
The story takes place in the year 1363.

4. Where does the plot take place?
On a small island called The Isle of Ely, located in the middle of a lake.

5. Why did the plot develop the way it did?
I knew I wanted to tell a story about the way something good can be twisted and turned into the ultimate evil. This time period in history is one of the most violent and misleading times in history. So much of it is reflected in today's society when we talk about religion or differences. It's sad that even today, fear rules and fuels the fires for more destruction.

6. How did you come up with the idea for the plot?
The truth is I don't know. I started writing about a girl who had all she could ever want in life and what could happen when all she loved was taken. I wanted to show that she didn't have to be a victim and could become the very evil the knights were seeking. As far as plot ideas and where it comes from, I could say oh I was inspired by this or that...but the truth is I sat down one day and disappeared into Julia's world. I watched her go from a loving young woman to a vengeful spirit. She told me her story. I was just the conduit.

Book Summary:

A young love destroyed, an entire village murdered. The year, 1363-the plagued ravaged the land in every corner of Great Britain accept one lonely isle called The Isle of Ely. The bishop, sure the village had consorted with the devil sent his Templar Knights to investigate. Their hearts thirsted for blood. They killed every living person in the village. Julia's soul, so angered by the actions of the knights, is given a power in death she did not posses in life. She must decide if revenge is worth the price she will pay.

price: Print 6.99, Kindle 2.99
number of pages: 63
genre: Horror
publisher: World Castle Publishing
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Author Bio:

Joann H. Buchanan, author, radio show host and mother of 5, is living in Kansas. Soulless Light is her debut novel.

Her novel I Am Wolf has just been picked up by World Castle Publishing and is in the middle of edits. More news to come.

She hosts The Eclectic Artist Cave Mon-Fri on The Shark at 11 AM CST. She interviews writers, producers, musicians and creative people of all kinds. Information about her show can be found at,

Also, Joann H. Buchanan hosts video author chats for Book Candy Studios.

She lives by 2 motto's, above all else, entertain and make it work.



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