Hello everyone! Welcome to another Spooky Author Spotlight! These will be posts where I discuss and showcase, authors and their writing talents and published works. So without further ado let’s get on with the Author Spotlight!
Meet the Spooky Author
Violette Meier is a happily married mother, writer, folk artist, poet, and native of Atlanta, Georgia, who earned her B.A. in English at Clark Atlanta University and a MDiv at the Interdenominational Theological Center. She is also a certified herbalist, a life coach, and an educator.
The great-granddaughter of a dream interpreter, Violette is a lover of all things supernatural and loves to write paranormal, fantasy, and horror. She is always working on something new.
Her books include: Out of Night, Angel Crush, Son of the Rock, Archfiend, Ruah the Immortal, Oracles, Tales of a Numinous Nature, Hags, Haints and Hoodoo, Loving and Living Life One Day at a Time, Violette Ardor: A Volume of Poetry, This Sickness We Call Love: Poems of Love, Lust, and Lamentation, and two children’s books. To learn more about Violette and her eerie antics, visit her website VioletteMeier.com.
What and when started your love for writing?
My love affair with writing began when I was twelve years old. Poetry was my first love. It was a way for me to express my emotions creativity and abstractly. I figured it was safer than a journal. With poetry, I didn’t have to worry about my deepest secrets being exposed. Being an advid reader, eventually I graduated to writing short stories and novels because I wanted to share the fruit of my imagination.
Of all of the book genres, what drew you to write about yours?
I write paranormal and urban fantasy because I grew up with a great grandmother who filled my mind with fantastic tales of the supernatural. She was full of ghost stories, mysterious dreams, cryptids, superstitions, and supernatural power. There was nothing better than the extraordinary, thus paranormal was destined to be my genre.
What’s your favorite Halloween/Horror/Mystery story or character?
Jack the Pumpkin King (Jack Skellington) from Nightmare Before Christmas. Besides being a dapper dresser in his pinstripe slim fit suit, I love him because he is curious and ever searching for purpose. Also, when he misses the mark and causes chaos, he recognizes his mistake and tries to make things right. That shows growth, remorse, and maturity.
What is one thing about Halloween or the spooky season that you can’t stand?
I don’t like when Halloween things get too demonic or gory. There is a thin line between fun horror and just being demented.
What makes your book(s)/writing special?
My books are very descriptive and fast paced with unexpected twists and turns that always strives for unpredictability. I like too levitate within the realm of eerieness.
So…what are you working on now?
I just returned from Egypt. I have a few short stories stewing in my mind. I plan to start putting them on the page very soon.
I hope you had tons of fun in Egypt. I know traveling can really inspire some great writing. If you want to get in contact or connect with Violette L Meier, you can do so through:
Thank you all for reading and remember:
Live. Love. Laugh.