Welcome Deliciously Dark Dreamweavers to the Author Spotlight
Corinne Lambert Murphy enjoys the thrills and chills of a dark tale. An early fascination with the works of Edgar Allan Poe set the pattern for a life-long love of twisted, disturbing stories that linger in the back of the mind, long after the book is closed.
Bleeding Ink Tale – Watcher
Ink Babes: Welcome to the Spotlight, Corinne.
CLM: Thank you for this terrific avenue to the esteemed readers. I am very pleased to take part in this series.
Ink Babes: We’re thrilled to have you here. Please, tell us a little bit about yourself.
CLM: I live in the mountains surrounded by tall Douglas Firs and endless vistas. A babbling brook flows nearby. I grow beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables in my perfect, weed-less garden. I pluck ripe, dark cherries and sweetly perfumed peaches from pristine trees in the dappled sunshine. Or…I live on the flatlands near a shallow lake. A pool understudies for the brook. The flowers need watering. Dog to walk. Grocery shopping. Fantasy vs reality? Done.
Ink Babes: Both sound wonderful, actually! With the heat we’ve been experiencing lately, a pool, a brook, either would be most refreshing and welcomed. So, with all that inspiration surrounding you, what sparked the idea for your Bleeding Ink tale?
CLM: I watched a spider busily spinning his web. He appeared to pay no attention to me; although I’m sure he trained at least one of his eight eyes in my direction. A fly landed near of the instantly inert spider. The fly fell for the ruse and walked with purpose straight into the web. The spider zipped over to the trap and mummified his hapless victim before the fly heard the dinner bell.
Ink Babes: Many of our readers and authors have admitted to possessing a fear of spiders, yet, you watched one intently with what seems to be admiration. If spiders don’t creep you out, what are you afraid of? Anything unusual?
CLM: Other drivers, collapsing bridges and overpasses, but there’s nothing unusual about that – it’s expected. Deep sea monsters would be a problem for me if I were a marine biologist. Whew! No problem there. Flying in a balloon looks pretty scary. And how about ziplining? Been there, done that and will never do it again – and yes, it is. Very. Scary. Fog is pretty creepy – but I like it.
Ink Babes: Ziplining? You’re a thrill seeker! LOL! Tell us Corinne, who is the person you feel supported you most, as a writer?
CLM: My family and friends have always cheered me on, but none has offered the concrete opportunity such as that from my dear sister-in-law. Love and support combined with real life options, or the lack thereof, can make or break any writer. She knows who she is and she knows what she’s done. It’s all her fault if my story keeps you awake at night – as well it should.
Ink Babes: We asked for deliciously dark and that’s what you gave us – I’m still picking out tasty morsels from my back molars. When you wrote “Watcher” was there a message you hoped your readers would grasp?
CLM: If I did my job properly, you heard the knife slicing through Eli’s leathery flesh; the shouting spectators; the wailing sirens. You winced at the cracking sound of the shoulder joint separating. You tried not to see the crushed bodies. You recoiled at the texture of half-chewed spider on your tongue. You smelled the meaty odor of Eli soup cooking; the steaming hot dogs and the coppery tang of fresh blood in the crisp air.
Ink Babes: Thank you for stepping into the spotlight Corinne. Before we dim the light, is there anything that you would like to say to our Bleeding Ink readers?
CLM: Dense fog in late October rolls in off the bay as you take your usual evening stroll. There is a faint echo of footsteps behind you. Your turn quickly, to find you’re alone in the dark. You laugh out loud, but the sound is hollow and your amygdala ignores your false cheer. You tell yourself the nightmares created by your favourite writers are not real. The ten-year-old you were isn’t so sure.
Ink Babes: Wicked!
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