The Literary Vixen presents…
Joining us today is L.C. Miller! Author of the Abby and the Mystic Dancers series.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always daydreamed about anything and everything fantasy and supernatural when I was younger, but it wasn’t until after I was done with college that I attempted my first book.
What time of the day do you usually write?
Early, EARLY morning. Like 5AM! My husband used to have to be at work by 6 and I always got up with him. So, I used that hour or hour and half to write before my kids get up.
How much ‘world building’ takes place before you start writing?
Not that much. I like to get an idea of the story and the direction it goes before I build out around it.
Which of your books were the most enjoyable to write?
My Abby and the Mystic Dancers series has been my favorite to write because I get to watch Abby grow up as she’s trying to navigate and find her role in her life
Who is the author you most admire in your genre?
This is a tough one because I have many! CJ Redwine creates some amazing worlds and stories. I am also a fan of J. K. Rowling (Huge HP fan!) and John Flanagan with his The Ranger’s Apprentice Series. And while she’s not necessarily in my genre, I grew up reading the Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene. I wanted to be Nancy because she was super smart and could solve problems.
Do you hear from your readers much? What do they say?
Sometimes. I typically hear from a few parents that their girls loved my book and felt they could relate to Abby and what she goes through.
Favorite book when you were a kid.
All of the Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
Are there any secrets from the book (that aren’t in the blurb), you can share with your readers?
Bombers, Abby’s pet snake is a very important character in the fourth book.
What advice would you give to other authors?
I’m sure they’ve heard this advice before, but I always say KEEP AT IT! No matter how little you can write, always keep at it. Every word counts.
What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?
Something to know about me is that I write what I like, which I know is not always a popular theme at the time, but I fall in love with a story and I like to finish it and see where it takes me. As for my books, my main characters are finding their paths in life or the one thing they have been missing regardless if they realized it at the time or not. Some have romantic aspects and some do not.
Thank you L.C. Miller for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her Abby and the Mystic Dancers series today!
As the product of a forbidden alliance between the elemental Mystics and the wand carrying Wielders—two distinct, often feuding, magical realms—acceptance is something fourteen-year-old Abby has fought with for the last four years. When an alliance is formed between the Mystic Dancers and the Wielder’s, Abby is given the chance to live with a Wielder’s family and attend Wielders Academy of Magical Arts. In order to do so, she first has make three promises to the Mystic Dancers leader … Tell no one she’s half Mystic, that her father is a Wielder who is also a wanted criminal, or that she can transform into anything she wants. Her day-to-day life of secrets, school work, and dancing is interrupted when her mother’s murder case goes to trial. The Mystics believe they finally caught the killer, who happens to be the father of one of Abby’s new friends. Abby has a choice to make – reveal her secrets, or let a man she knows is innocent go to prison.
L. C. Miller has been daydreaming since she was about four years old. She waited until out of college before attempting her first book and now writes in her downtime as often as she can. Fantasy has been her escape from reality and gives her imagination a chance to fly.