Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Since childhood, I’ve loved anything to do with witches, asylums, serial killers, psychology, and experimentation. My stories are about breaking destructive cycles and rising above seemingly impossible situations or the tragedy of falling under their weight. I wish to inspire others to conquer their trauma and evolve into stronger people. I’m the author of two short horror stories: “Tied in Love” in Thirteen Vol. 3 and “The Required Bits” in 100 Doors to Madness as well as a horror poetry collection: The Man Who Married Death and a novel: Spineless. My site is: https://amylangevinterrormirror.wordpress.com/. Feel free to stop by!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Spineless. It was inspired from vast experiences with various types of abuse. Somewhere in life, I began to see the abusiveness in the human nature as a separate energy, something infecting the person and something which, if somehow removed, would allow me to experience those people as rational, loving individuals. And so the dream—or experiment was born: Can the abusiveness be sucked out of human nature? Why not? I thought. People aren’t born with it, they acquire it. Spineless is a story representing my idealistic dream to shed abusiveness from human nature so we can all live more happily, freely, and productively.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I always write in a tub filled with fake blood and Mr. Bubble, to the sound of wailing and the scent of burning rules.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My biggest influences, for various reasons, are J.K. Rowling, Poe, The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
What are you working on now?
Right now, I’m working on my second poetry collection.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m new at this, so I’m still figuring that out😊
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Do things how you want to do them. Be unique. Follow your heart. Keep going until your story is published—no matter what obstacle comes your way!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Just when you think you can’t go anymore, keep stepping, and you’ll find you can. Or something like that. It was something my dad said to me a long time ago. It was regarding the dreaded mile run we had to do every year in high school gym class, but I find it very useful in life, too. Thanks, Dad!
What are you reading now?
The Picture of Dorian Gray.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hmmm…so far, just working on my next books.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Any 3-4 I haven’t read.