The Grimm Cases Collection #1
The things I see aren’t for the faint of heart. And I am no longer willing to ignore them. Not even when my family, and my best friend, tell me to keep quiet about what’s happening. They say people will think I’m crazy. Maybe I am. But the spirit haunting my professor’s house is definitely trying to tell me something, and I’m the only one who can see it. The one person who can help me is my best friend’s brother. But I don’t know if I can trust him or his friends. Or if I can step outside the protective bubble I’ve built around myself. At this point it’s a toss up: the ghosts will kill me or my panic attacks will. Either way, I figure I’m going to die.
When and where do you prefer to write?
I have to places where I do most of my writing: my office or my couch. It really depends on the sort of scene I’m working on, but sometimes I like to have the household background noises or complete silence. I generally write at any time of day though.
Do you have a certain ritual?
Not really. I used to put on music or light candles, but I’ve gotten to a point where I just sit down and write.
Do you like a drink or something to nibble on while you write?
Not usually eating, but I will either drink coffee or wine.
Do you consider writing a different genre or do you already do that?
I write in other genres but haven’t published them yet.
What is/are your favourite book(s)?
I really don’t have a favorite, it just depends on what I’m in the mood for. Sometimes I want a short romance, and other times I’m in the mood for something longer and more elaborate. I just like books.
Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
I have a few co-write ideas in session already, so that’s a surprise.
Do you take a (digital) notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
Which genre(s) do you not like at all?
I don’t have a genre I dislike.
If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?
China. A lot of my book’s mythology is based off Chinese Five Elements theory (I used to practice Shiatsu and Asian Bodywork as a Massage Therapist). I was 99% of the way to study abroad in China during college (where I majored in Anthropology), but the financing fell through at the last second since my stay was to be one day too short to qualify for aid. It’s still a country I would love to visit.
Thank you, Lyla Oweds and Pump Up Your Book
About the author
Lyla Oweds is an Amazon bestselling paranormal romance and urban fantasy author who resides in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. She grew up near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and has a deep appreciation for the paranormal, hauntings, and Edgar Allan Poe. As such, she loves all things fantasy, mystery, crime, and horror.
When not reading, writing, or working as a web programmer, Lyla can be found doing adult-y things such as being a mom to small children, cleaning, and gardening. She also frequently enjoys makeup videos, massages, wine, and coffee.