I'm Sammie Spencer. I make people for you to love, and then I make horrible things happen to them. Mwahaha. To be fair, I make amazing things happen to them, too. You can find these people inside my first novel, Amaretto Flame, the first in the Eagleton Coven Series.
In addition to that, I spend a lot of time reading about the people that other authors make. I have two young children, and am currently raising my (very) young niece and nephew. It's fair to say that I spend a lot of time singing along to ridiculous kids' show theme songs and making macaroni crafts.
If I were a super hero, coffee would be my fuel. In fact, I'm pretty sure it has replaced the blood that runs through my veins. I drink it a lot. *twitches*
*Bio taken from Sammie's blog
I kind of let my own story ideas run wild with this one. Good vs evil and all that jazz. The mythology will come more into play in the second book, and was just hinted at in the first. Basically, I had these good, caring witches and needed the evil villains they fought and that's how the Venator were born.
Ahh, the epic battle of good vs. evil. You can't go wrong with that!
Is there significance behind using the terms ‘Wise Ones’ and ‘Venators’ for your good witches and bad witches?
With the Wise Ones, I tried to pull from real pagan religions. A lot of the Wise Ones' beliefs (like 'harm none' and how your energy comes back around to you) are all things that real pagans believe. I wanted that reality. The word 'venator' is Latin for 'hunter,' and the Venator are our bad witches, or witch hunters. That's how those terms ended up in the book.
Interesting...I don't know too much about pagan religions, so I like how it ties into the Wise Ones beliefs.
I definitely do listen to music when I write. I didn't create a playlist to go along with it (maybe an idea, though). However, I listened to a lot of Evanescence, Stabbing Westward, and even super old stuff like the Goo Goo Dolls while I visualized different scenes.
Three bands I enjoy! It's been so long since I've listened to Goo Goo Dolls though, I think I'll have to soon.
Definitely. There will be 4 to 5 books in the series, and I'm hoping to have the second one out by late summer.
Yay! I can't wait to see how all the powers play out :)
Absolutely - Hush Hush, Crescendo, The Vampire Academy Series, The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices...love those books and the authors.
Cassie Clare rocks my world! The TMI series is addicting.
Now for the some quick, fun questions:
Haha! Great question. I don't know - maybe it's the instinctual need to be physically higher than their pursuer...like some kind of jungle cat or something! I've also wondered why running victims always seem to get super-clumsy when they're being chased (they ALWAYS fall and struggle to get up), or why the getaway car NEVER starts!
Gahh, I hate when they fall down. I just want to scream at them, "Don't run up there, stop falling down!"
Oh boy. I've had a weird life, so it's hard to choose just one thing. Okay - I had a conversation with Jared Leto once! Ok, by conversation I mean I said one thing to him and he was like, "Yeah, that's true." lol He was playing in my hometown, opening for Bush, I think. The band had to get off stage a few songs early for one reason or another and he was super mad about that. He was sort of ranting and raving near his trailer and we happened by just then. Also got a hug! *sigh* All I can say is 'Jordan Catalano.'
One word: JEALOUS
Ooooh. Chocolate Chip. The chewy kind! Put them in the microwave for about 20 seconds and they are oh. so. good!
I'm making this post right before breakfast and this sounds soooo good!
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