Lucy Cameron was born in London and having lived in South Wales, Liverpool, York and Nottingham, currently lives in a shed in her Dad’s garden in Scotland where she wears thermals for warmth and writes by candlelight. Her debut novel Night Is Watching is published by Caffeine Nights and is available to buy now.
Today, as part of the LifeOfCri.me Harrogate countdown she’s taking on our 12 word challenge.
All answers must be complete sentences and completed in no more than 12 words
Contractions Count. It’s = 2 words
LOC: You’ve recently released your debut novel Night Is Watching, what can you tell us about it?
LC: It is a dark horror tale set in reality and the mind.
LOC: How would you describe your writing process?
LC: Wordy rambling first drafts heavily edited.
LOC: How would you describe getting your first book deal?
LC: Without a doubt the most spectacular moment of my life so far.
LOC: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt in your writing career so far?
LC: Believe in yourself, you can be as good as everyone else.
LOC: What words of wisdom do you have for aspiring authors?
LC: Keep going even when it is really tough, you will get there
LOC: What’s the best book you’ve read in the last 12 months?
LC: Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough
LC: The best end twist to a book I have ever read.
and finally just for laughs..
LOC: Thanks to the author Leigh Russell you’ve just woken up on stage in front of the judges of Britain’s Got Talent, with only A Stick of Celery, a Panda and a Top Hat. What do you do?
LC: Tickle the panda with the celery stick whilst wearing the top hat.
Couples are being slaughtered in their homes; women drained of blood, men violently beaten. There are no clues to track the killer, no explanation as to why an increasing amount of blood is being removed from the crime scenes.
Detective Sergeant Rhys Morgan is seconded to the ‘Couples Killer’ investigation. Tormented by vivid nightmares, he hasn’t slept soundly for weeks becoming convinced a creature from these nightmares poses a threat to him and his family. His behaviour becomes increasingly erratic causing his bosses to wonder if he’s the right man for the job.
As clues to the killer’s identity are uncovered, the line between what is real and what cannot be starts to blur and Rhys discovers the answer to catching the killer and exorcizing his own demons, may be as irrational as he fears.