Fun with Jacinta Maree
All the wonderful people you get to meet and the fascinating adventures you get to watch through their eyes. It’s the whole reason why I write, it’s almost like these people live in another dimension to me, and they are whispering secrets to me day by day allowing me to unravel their worlds.
Three facts about you?
Fact 1: I am terrified of bees and wasps.
Fact 2: I have a weird obsession with tea sets.
Fact 3: I wish I could speak another language.
Do you believe in UFOs?
I believe in the possibility of another life form out there, it may not be in the design that Hollywood has shown us, but sure there is a possibility of aliens that could lead to the possibility of UFOs.
What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
My memory is going a little blank but I’m going to say Avatar; the last air bender. I didn’t grow up with it but I definitely loved it.
Would you rather have fame or fortune?
I guess fortune. If I had lots of money I could focus on other things aside from work and spend my time either writing or living life to its fullest. There is so much I want to see out there in the world.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Thanks to my out-going, sociable parents I have an extrovert personality. I wouldn’t classify myself as a party animal at all, but I am not one to stand in a corner with my head down at parties.
Muppet – Didn’t watch the muppets, they use to scare me.
Color- The colour of beautiful, soft lilac.
Type of Monster- Dragons!
Do you speed when you drive?
Considering my car is a hybrid speeding seems impossible for me, even if I wanted to speed I can’t seem to get enough engine power to do so. I’m pretty sure even a cyclist out sped me at one stage.
I have so many! Tipping an extra spoon of sugar into my morning tea, sleeping right next to the fire place on cold nights and watching loud, action movies with surround sound turned up with a selection of sweets on my lap.
Your thoughts on Self Publishing.
I believe people who self-publish are brave and have huge amounts of confidence in themselves to invest with their own money. It’s like anyone who starts up their own business; they have a product that they want to sell and I respect that.
Your thoughts on Zombies.
As long as zombies stay fictional I am happy. The slow sluggish zombies are kind of pathetic; I never really understood how humans got caught by creatures that could barely shuffle. It’s almost like being run down by your own grandparents, but the fast moving zombies are worthy of horror. I don’t want to meet a zombie, ever, and though I’m a huge Left 4 Dead fan I still don’t trust my instincts to be able to fire a gun properly if I meet one face to face.
Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?
I really haven’t given it a second thought, but I find it kind of hard to believe if it did exist we never saw any evidence aside from that one blurred image. But saying that, there are millions of creatures we haven’t seen yet either but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
Are you a tweeter, a re-tweeter, or you couldn’t care less about Twitter?
I tried to start a twitter account but I can’t get into it. It’s just continuous updating – if anything I think it would drive me crazy. Would you rather sit on a porch with sweet tea or go hiking with a bottle of water and a
No contest – I would be sitting on the porch in a rocking chair before the kettle even had time to boil. It would also be spring and the sun would be setting so the skies would be painted with a blushing pink tone. The breeze would be warm and subtle and I would be facing into a beautiful Japanese garden with a large cherry blossom tree in bloom.
Your favorite type of music:Mainstream. I like all types of music. I can’t write with just one source of inspiration, different music drums up different emotions within me.
Your favorite color of Skittle: Grape-
Your favorite memory: I can’t just pick one… but my most recent is being published.
Your favorite quote: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Your favorite way to spend an evening: Sitting in front of my computer writing with music playing and a cup of warm tea.
Tell us what you are working on now!
I am so excited about my new projects; one of them is of course the second instalment to My Demonic Ghost, which is the story about the Reapers. I’m learning as I am writing about these poor spirits, who had been labelled as monsters because of what they are, and my heart aches for them. It’s a lot more action packed than the first instalment, and the demonic Goons that follow them like shadows manage to give me the chills every time.
Another fun project I’m working on is a Sci-Fi/romance. Without going into too much detail, the story is about a girl with heart problems being accidentally transported to an alter dimension of earth where a race of advanced human beings are trying to survive on a dying home planet. To live among the hostile environment they have been replacing human organs with mechanical counterparts. At the age of 5 they replace every child’s heart with a mechanical heart, and then at 7 they replace their lungs and so forth. By the time they hit adult hood not even their eyes are human anymore. Replacing human organs for mechanical counterparts, at what stage does a human stop being a human and becomes a machine? And what are humans willing to sacrifice for their home planet?
Anything you would like to say to the aspiring authors reading this blog?
I don’t want to sound like I am preaching, but the most important thing to remember is you write for you. You can’t please everyone, and that is okay. As long as you have confidence in yourself, you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
Rachael has traveled to Whitehaven to visit her father, a trek she can not help but dread given his recent descent into madness. Upon her arrival she realizes his deterioration has not only been mental, it’s been physical as well. His death comes as no surprise, but what she discovers soon after, is shocking when his burden becomes hers.
Lock is a banished spirit who must attach himself to a human host in order to hide from those who would drag him back to hell to be destroyed. When he meets Rachael he finds more than a host, he finds an ally.
Together they must defeat each of the seven sins in order to guarantee Lock’s safe passage into the Third Realm, a loophole in creation that would allow him to escape hell and have peace at long last. Through their unlikely friendship, other banished spirits flock to them in hopes of a peace they hadn’t dreamt possible.