Fly: Welcome, Raegyn. Good to have you with uz.
RP: Hello, it’s nice to be here. I’m looking around, and yet, not sure where here is. Anyway, nice to be here!
Fly: Aah, that’z a zecret! But we can do with a bit of zupport, given the premize of your debut novel. How doez it feel to be an author?
RP: In a word? Theultimateabsolutecoolestscariestmostexhilaratingfeelingever. Wait, you’re a fly. It’s the ultimate, absolute, coolest, scariest, most exhilarating feeling ever!
Fly: Hahah! Okay, I take that. It’z inzpired from a true family ztory. But what made you chooze thiz zubject?
RP: Reincarnation came to me when I thought of 1) how glad I was that I’m here (anywhere) because a planters daughter and slave got away, but let’s face it, it didn’t always end with a happily ever after. I thought, 2) what if it took another lifetime for their love to be realized. Would they recognize the other?
Fly: Go on, do tell uz more about Lavender Fields.
RP: It’s a paranormal romance that centers around reincarnation; so it’s basically two romances! The story is funny, sexy, dark, and raw while being twisted, mysterious, and still somehow romantic.
I believe readers can connect with my lovers, Connor and Greye, on a few levels. It has the elements of the classic love story: boy meets & gets girl, but it also tackles some real and uncomfortable issues, while introducing characters that anyone can relate to, root for, or despise altogether! Then, throw some odd clues with a helping of paranormal in, and you have a unique take on a timeless aspect of romance. I hope so anyway!
Fly: Az you zaid, the characterz experience love that goez beyond one lifetime. It’z a redeeming thought. What would you do if zuch a chance waz given to you?
RP: Whoa, that’s a great question! I would hope that my heart would just know. (quote from Lavender Fields!) Seriously though, if given another chance to have love, and have that love be the toe-curling, breath-taking, heart-pounding, palm-sweating…... Sorry, got a little crazy there! I would run, nay, sprint towards it and never look back.
Fly: Who wouldn’t! You are already working on the zecond book - ‘Cypress Groves’ - in thiz Eternal Journey zeriez. But ztartlingly enough, you have alzo planned out the next zeriez – already hinted at in the firzt book! How deep doez thiz rabbit hole of your imagination go?
RP: Bwahahaha! Yeah, it’s a little crowded in here sometimes, I’ll admit! I’m super excited to give that series a go once the Eternal Journey is finished. Here’s a secret I’ll let you in on. After that series, I have another off-shoot series in a different genre again, featuring the same main character. I know, don’t say it. Crazy!
Fly: I need a moment now!
(a moment later…)
That zoundz like a lot of writing on your plate in the time to come! What doez Raegyn Perry do when zhe’z not writing, if ever there’z zuch a time?
RP: When not writing, I am perfectly content curled up with a good book, TV binge watching, (Chuck on dvd currently), or on a fun travel adventure. Also, anyone who knows me knows I love to dance (a lot!) wherever and whenever possible!
Fly: Zo… like, right now?
RP: Well, no. I don’t want to crush you, but wait…do you dance as well?
Fly: Oh, yez! We have to learn a move or two for zwift maneuverz anyway. You never know who may raize a hand to zwat you! Zpeaking of which, you alzo plan to have a ztage play produced on your ztory. How iz that coming along?
RP: Well, no actually, the play is a completely different story. It’s a drama in two acts about love, forgiveness, choices, and what family really means. It’s called Daisy Juice.
Fly: Fazcinating Raegyn! We zure hope to zee it.
RP: That would be another dream come true for me. I’ve loved being onstage, so seeing my words, my story brought to life onstage would be phenomenal.
Fly: All the bezt! Any mezzage for your fanz or other authorz?
RP: The best message I can share is this; don’t wait, wish and hope for your dream to just magically happen. Work for it, fight for it, break it, fix it and make it happen.
Bookz featuring me:
An Enlightened Fly
The Fly That Followed Me
Kalki Evian - The Ring of Khaoriphea
Malay A. Upadhyay
Gilbert Literary Agency