The only thing for certain is the deaths were no accident. Rayner High School once a prestigious school stands in ruins after such a terrible event. A year later, a group of friends return to the abandoned school and their nightmare begins. Something wants to get out and won’t take NO for an answer…
When and where do you prefer to write?
I found when writing this book, I quite enjoyed writing in my bed, with the lights out. Or sitting at my desk, with my floor to ceiling mirror behind me, you know just to add to the tension. But honestly, wherever I can set my laptop up.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
Yes and no. I did write a lot of this on my own in the quiet of the night and needed the stillness to be able to concentrate but if I am researching then no, it can be as loud as you like.
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
Oh gosh!! I have no idea! Seriously! I never thought I would be sitting here with my own book! Erm….jeez. I guess keeping in with my theme of YA Horror, it would have to be Christopher Pike, Caroline B. Cooney or R.L Stine. If I stepped into the adult horror, it would have to be Jonathan Janz for sure.
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
Love this! I have already been a murderer and a victim. So, I guess a “bad one” just because it was more fun to read about. I may have giggled a lot when I was reading about “me” killing people – does that sound wrong?!
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
Oh I would love to interview Arnold Schwarzenegger! When I was growing up, not sure I should admit this, he was my first “celeb” crush! But then as I got older, I was just fascinated with him and his life. I have read his autobiography and watched all the documentaries as well as all his films and I still have so many questions!!
Where can I find you when you are reading?
Anywhere I can! In bed, sofa, car (when I am not driving), beach, anywhere I can get my book out and sit down or stand!
Where can I find you wen you are not writing/reading?
Well, I have a mini me, so normally ferrying her around to her friends, or playing games with her. As we live so far away from home, we try to meet up when we can, so most weekends we are going somewhere. Now the football season is back, I will be trying to get back home to spend time with my Mum and watching the matches.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
As I write this, my book hasn’t come yet. But I think it is safe to say I will be crying. It just doesn’t seem real to me yet!
How do you come up with a title for your book?
This book, actually Jim Ody of QMP did. I told him what it was about, and he just said as a joke (I think) what about Ouija? It just stuck. The next book just came to me, although it may have to change, might be too much of a spoiler 😉
How do you pick a cover for your book?
As soon as I started writing one of the scenes of the book, when the group does the Ouija board it came to me. I wanted the cover to represent a pivotal moment in the book. I spent ages burning paper and then drawing it just so I could get the concept in my mind. When I spoke to Elli (Toney) who designed my cover, she got it straight away and I got this amazing cover!
Thank you, Zoé-Lee O’Farrell and Zooloo’s Book Tours
About the author
Zoé O’Farrell grew up in Watford but left the town life to live by the sea down at the White Cliffs of Dover. She spends her days working with numbers before escaping in the evening to the world of words and movies. Her go-to relaxation is watching a scary movie or reading a terrifying book!
She is a book blogger and tour organiser just to keep her extra busy. When she is not reading or writing, you can usually find her watching Watford FC or at a gig. Failing that she can be found rolling her eyes at her husband as he acts the same age as her spitfire of a Mini-Me whilst separating her two cats.
Ouija is her debut novel.
Website : https://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0997CPK3J
Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0997CPK3J