The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest: Isaiyan Morrison
Isaiyan Morrison author of “Deamhan.”
Isaiyan Morrison was born and raised in Minnesota. She moved to San Diego, California while in the Navy. After serving four years of active duty, she moved to Los Angeles. After a few years, she moved back to Minnesota where she started to pursue her dream to be an author. Her novel Deamhan, is the first book in the Deamhan series. She now resides in Texas with her two cats, a pit bull dog, and two guinea pigs.
Material from another interview:
Isaiyan Morrison, the author of the new fantasy novel called Deamhan, dropped by to give Tentacle Books a little insight into the book, the characters, and herself. Check it out:
The Deamhan aren’t exactly vampires, but they do share similar characteristics. What are the differences and why didn’t you take the usual route?
“Deamhan are psychic vampires which is different from the sanguine vampires most fans read about. They don’t rely on blood to survive. Instead they need the psychic energy (chi, manna ect.) to survive. There are four clans and they all feed differently. For example, Metusba Deamhan feed off the psychic energy in the auras around animals. Ramanga Deamhan feed off the psychic energy in blood. I wanted to go this route because I felt that the vampire market was oversaturated. There was too much romance and I prefer my “vampires” to be dark. Deamhan are just that. Plus there are way too many different types of vampires in vampire lore. Why not give some of them the spotlight?”
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
“Don’t be scared to share your work. You have to stand out to be noticed this day and age. Nothing comes easy. You will struggle, you will have those days when you don’t want to write anything or you can’t think of anything to write. We all have them. The difference is are you willing to work through it or give up? Remember, you’re a small fish in a sea full of other fishes who have the same agenda as you. You have to work hard if you want it.”
Deamhan Website: http://deamhan.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/isaiyanmorrison
Deamhan Chronicles Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DeamhanChronicles
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About the Author:
An avid gamer, writer, and lover of history, Isaiyan Morrison was born and raised in Minnesota. She moved to San Diego, California while in the Navy. After serving four years of active duty, she moved to Los Angeles.
After a few years, she moved back to Minnesota where she started to pursue her dream to be an author.
Other novels the author has completed are The Carriers (Sphere Episode One,) The Bond (Sphere, Episode Two,)
Her novel Deamhan, is the first book in the Deamhan series.
About the Book:
Her soft golden skin, her warm smile…these are the only images Veronica Austin has left of her mother who disappeared without a trace twenty years ago on the streets of Minneapolis while researching the Ramanga, the Lamia, the Metusba, and the Lugat. Known only as the Deamhan, they are a different breed from the modern bloodsucking vampire.
A stranger to this world, Veronica’s search for the truth about her mother’s unexplained disappearance takes her into their sinister and precarious world. She gains the trust of the only other human familiar with the Deamhan lifestyle. With his help she finds not only can the Deamhan not be trusted but it’s her own father, president of a ruthful organization of researchers, who has diabolically maintained that distrust.
Word of the week
1. A pet name.
2. The practice of using pet names.
From Greek hypokorisma (pet name), from hypo- (under) + kor- (child). Ultimately from Indo-European root ker- (to grow), which is also the source of other words such as increase, recruit, crew, crescent, cereal, concrete, crescendo, sincere, and Spanish crecer (to grow). Earliest documented use: 1850.
“This must be an offshoot of my brother’s enthusiasm for hypocorism. He was always inventing idiotic nicknames for people.”
Adam Davies; Goodbye Lemon; Riverhead; 2006.
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