Guardian Into The Light Of Day

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1. My name is Lance Meredith, I live in Ontario, Canada. I’ve been an avid reader my whole life and wrote for years as a hobby before taking the plunge and writing professionally. I write in the superhero, ghost hunter, science fiction, fantasy, and dystopian future genres.

2. Has writing always been part of your life and when did you “know” that it was time to start writing your first book?  I wrote for pleasure through high school and into university before the weight of so many academic papers pushed the love of writing out of me. I returned to writing in 2015 when I had some time to write. It took me a few years to regain my ‘writing muscles’ and write my first published novel, Guardian, Into the Light of Day.

3. How difficult was it writing your first book?  It took me three years to bring my writing to a level that could be commercially viable. Additionally in my quest to get the details of the novel technically correct, there was an enormous amount of research involved including consulting a significant amount of experts in fields from astronomy to medicine.

4. Have you ever wanted to give up and what stopped you? There were a few prolonged periods of writer’s block when I wrote myself into a corner and had to think for several days about how I was going to resolve it.

5. Who is the most supportive of you and your dream to be a writer?  My family and friends have cheered on every success and expressed support during the writing process.

6. Anything specific you want to tell your readers? Guardian will return in future stories.

7. What is the best advice given to you (book or otherwise), and by whom?  “Turn on the tap” meaning just sit down and write, even if you words come in drips, eventually you will have a complete work.

8. What is your target audience and what aspect of your writing do you feel

targets that audience? I write for adults, fans of the genre. I included a strong romantic subplot that ties in with the main plot of Guardian as well.

9. Did the cover evolve the same way, or did you work with someone to make it come together for you?  

Since my novel is a superhero(ine) novel, I examined some well known pieces of comic book art for inspiration, then worked with my cover artist to create the effect.

10. What are you working on now? Can we get a peek, an excerpt?

Hemmingway had a colourful description for first drafts; mine would add further evidence to his assertion.

11. Any last words before we wrap things up?  Writing is both one of the most challenging things I have ever undertaken and one of the most rewarding. For those who love a good superhero tale, I encourage them to give the novel a look!

Links:

Blog: http://jlmeredith.com/welcome-to-my-blog/

 author page/website: JLMeredith.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JLMWrites

Twitter,  https://twitter.com/JLM_Writes

Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Into-Light-JL-Meredith-ebook/dp/B09ML7V944/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1826TTUEBXFF7&keywords=jl+meredith&qid=1666874209&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjAwIiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&s=digital-text&sprefix=JL+Mere%2Cdigital-text%2C96&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble, https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardian-into-the-light-of-day-james-l-meredith/1141488102?ean=9781777921811

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