Darkness of Light & Stacey Marie Brown


This week on Goodreads I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow paranormal fantasy author, Stacey Marie Brown.  Along with the awesome cover you see above, she gave me an interview about her novel which is getting some pretty good reviews all around.  Check it out on GoodreadsAmazon, Barnes & Noble, the iBooks store, Smashwords, and her website.  Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


Question #1 During the creative process there are lots of ups and downs.  Can you describe your highest and lowest moments?

This is a hard one because, as you said, there are many. The highs can be as simple as having a really good writing day, the day you publish, or when you get your first review. Every milestone is a new high. The lows can be those days you doubt you should even be let near a computer. I remember when I got my first round of corrections from my editor. That day I thought “I suck! They hate it! Worst writer ever!” Of course, later I saw that their corrections only helped my story. Cutting people, scenes, and dialogue was tough at first, but now I find it pretty easy. It’s not personal, I get it now. Highs and lows are part of being a writer. Can’t have one without the other.

Question #2 Where did the idea for Darkness of Light come from, a dream, a thought?

I read a lot. Between the books that I couldn’t put down to the books that disappointed me, my own ideas kept coming into my mind. The characters were just there ready to have their story told. DOL has changed a lot since the beginning, but the basic story was in me and wanted to get out. I think a lot of other authors would agree that not always do you choose to become a writer—sometimes it chooses you.

Question #3 Which piece of story development, a character or a piece of the world, gave you the chills as you were writing it?

I can’t tell! Can’t give away some of the best scenes or characters. But, I will say that some of the best scenes and chilling moments come when I give my characters complete freedom. When I didn’t try to make them follow a script, things would come out of the scene that I hadn’t thought about before. A puzzle piece would just fall into place and give me that “ah-ha” moment. Writing days like that give me such a high. Right now I’m working on Book 2, and there are A LOT of scenes that are giving me chills, both good and bad!

Question #4 What can we expect to see from you in the future?  This series and beyond?  Always a writer, or branching out?

This book is the first in the Darkness Series. It was looking as if there would be three, but as the story grows and develops, I think it will be more like four. I am really loving these characters and their world. Even though I have a constant stream of ideas running through my head for other stories, right now I want to focus on this one and getting it out for people to enjoy. As far as branching out, I would love to get more into Set Design. My day job is working as a Stager/Interior Designer, and I have done a couple of sets for commercials and indie movies. My dream would be creating sets like those in Harry Potter. That would be incredible. But, I will always be a writer. It’s in my blood. I couldn’t stop even if I wanted too.


Darkness of Light–What It’s All About

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.


There you have it, a writer that can’t be stopped.  Thanks so much to Stacey for coming by, and good luck to her with DOL!

~ by Rachel Francis on March 24, 2013.

One Response to “Darkness of Light & Stacey Marie Brown”

  1. I read her book and could hardly put it down to do the necessities of daily life as I wanted to know what was going to happen next. And then at the end she left me hanging so can hardly wait for book 2…hurry up and finish it Stacey.

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