With the fourth book in The Déjà vu Chronicles currently in development, Marti has expanded her writing to include screenwriting, ghostwriting and editing. She is owner of Midnight Omen Productions, LLC, an entertainment company dedicated to promoting excellence in entertainment through the production of quality screenplay, poetry and novels.
She is currently co-writing a medical thriller due to be released in early 2016. Marti continues to write novels, introducing the idea of fictional probability linked to historical events.
Marti currently resides in Southern California. (Amazon)
BBB: What inspired you to become an author?
MM: I’ve always loved to write. My career led me to work as an RN in emergency but my passion was always writing. Several years ago, I experienced sleepless nights resulting from two sons who were deployed at the same time to different wars. During the deep nights, when I knew active fighting was taking place, I decided to research a family name from Wales. I discovered Captain John Phillips’ (the pirate) story and decided then that history tells the best tale. You just can’t make this stuff up!
MM: The ideas are based on historical events, people and Celtic folklore. Hours researching the minutest details of pirate life and the rich history that surrounds the Spanish Main provided the details I used to weave the paranormal, historical romance that became the series. Fortunately, with my background in trauma and emergency nursing, I was able to draw on that experience to liven the flavor of a healer on board the ship.
MM: Kathryn begins the story as nurse working for a very active ER (surprise!) when mysterious events cause her to question her reality. She discovers she lived a previous life as a simple peasant girl growing up in Wales. Unexpectedly, she is kidnapped and finds her future lies onboard a pirate ship. She must discover and harness her inner strengths to survive - falling in love along the way (of course).
MM: I prefer to call it “writer’s mind” because to me, that occasional moment when I’m stuck with the story progression is really about unravelling and categorizing the myriad, chaotic ideas that spring into mind. Once I take a moment to write down all of the thoughts floating around in there, I can move ahead with my writing. It’s not a block so much as a traffic-jam.
BBB: What are you currently working on?
MM: Currently, I am writing the third book in the series, Onyx Rising Deja vu. I am also co-writing a medical thriller and a horror film screenplay. (Can you see where the traffic jam happens?)
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
MM: The first two books in the Deja vu Chronicles is available through Amazon.com. The third novel, Onyx Rising Deja vu, is scheduled for release in 2015. You can keep up with my projects and events by visiting the website: www.martimelville.com.