Legacy by Ellery A. Kane
Published: September 17th, 2014
Publisher: Balboa Press
~ Synopsis ~
~ About the Author ~
~ Excerpt ~
- What was your inspiration to write Legacy?
My "real" job inspired Legacy. As a psychologist, I meet a lot of people--not in the "hi, how are you?" kind of way--more like, tell me the deepest, darkest things about yourself. I've learned that everybody has secrets; everybody has a past. Some struggle to get over it; some learn from it; some are changed by it; some are haunted. It was that idea, what we do with our pasts, that inspired Legacy.
- Favorite part of the writing process?
The moment when you are totally in the zone—no writer’s block, no second-guessing yourself—just writing, writing, writing!
- What books inspired your dream to be an author?
Since I was a little girl reading Nancy Drew mysteries, I have been an avid reader with versatile tastes so it’s hard to pick just one or two books. I enjoy lyrical and literary writing like Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and short stories by Joyce Carol Oates. On the flip side, I revel in a good mystery or thriller like those by James Patterson and Sue Grafton. And like my main character, Lex, I am a huge fan of Mary Oliver’s poetry. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of young adult and new adult fiction. Some of my recent favorites are The Thief of Always, Divergent, The Hunger Games, and The Sea of Tranquility.
- What author would you love to have dinner with and why?
Another tough one! I think J.K. Rowling would be a pretty cool dinner guest. The Harry Potter series is definitely one of my all-time favorites. I’d love to get her perspective on character development since her characters are some of the most beloved and iconic ever written.
- Beatles or Rolling Stones?