Sunday, October 25, 2009

Q & A with Lee Moylan & Once Upon A Nightmare Giveaway



After reading Once Upon A Nightmare, (one of the best horror thrillers I've read in a long time but check out my review  if you need more convincing) author Lee Moylan took time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions and generously offered a giveaway of her book. I've had a lot of fun talking with Lee over the last month & I hope you enjoy her answers as much as I did. 

Please join me in welcoming Lee Moylan to The Eclectic Reader, and read on for an absolutely fascinating interview! I kid you not, Lee has some really interesting and seriously freaky stuff to share and her sense of humour is pretty cool too :-)

As per usual my questions are in bold & Lee's answers are in normal type.

Can you give readers a description of what Once Upon A Nightmare is about?

Once Upon a Nightmare is a graphic and disturbing story about two women who share a kind of psychic bond and the sadistic serial killer who has targeted them. Despite both women having an ability to 'sense' bad things on the horizon, neither one knows the who, what, where or when. The killer watches them - is near enough to touch them - yet they don't know who he is. As the story unfolds, we get a glimpse inside the killer's mind - hear the dark, twisted thoughts that drive him. But only as he gets closer to his ultimate goal, Sara Bishop, do we get a real taste of the true evil within...


I understand that your inspiration for Once Upon A Nightmare came from a nightmare you had yourself. Can you give us all the gory details?

Yes, but beware, it’s not for the squeamish… I woke in the morning to my husband getting our kids ready to go out for breakfast. Good ol’ McDonald’s. They asked if I wanted to go, but considering I had the rare opportunity to sleep-in undisturbed, I took it. I closed my eyes and went back to sleep. That’s when the nightmare started...

In the dream, I awoke to an unnaturally quiet home. As soon as I opened my eyes, I saw it. My mouth just dropped! My entire room was splattered with blood, not just droplets - it was as if buckets had been splashed around! My walls were covered. My ceiling was sprayed. My beige carpet was saturated. Right beside my bed was a large butterfly-shaped pool of red. I was in shock. I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. And I thought I was awake!

I knew my husband and kids had just gone to eat, so I assumed a stranger had come in while I was asleep and killed someone in my home! In addition to the blood, there were body parts everywhere, organs, tissue. It looked like photos I’ve seen from Jack the Ripper’s last victim, Mary Kelley. I couldn’t scream. I was completely mute.

Then I looked around my bed. It, too, was covered in blood. I started to feel faint when I noticed this strange out-of-body thing happening… Wherever I wanted to be in the room, like magic, I was there… Across the room… On top of the bed… By the window… But I knew I wasn’t walking, I wasn’t moving. I was simply just there!

That’s when I realized I was no longer of body. I forced myself to look at the largest remains on the floor. It was a torso I recognized. It was mine. I had been the one mutilated! I couldn’t breathe. I just felt a hollowness well up inside me words will never be able to describe.

And I can still remember my very next thought. It wasn’t how did this happen. It wasn’t’ why. It was of my family. I knew they’d be coming home soon, and I couldn’t let them find me like that. I knew it would be a life-altering trauma they would never recover from…

So I set off to stop that from happening. I (well actually my spirit) went to my neighbour who was one of my closest friends. I tried yelling, shouting, pushing her, anything to get her attention, but she couldn’t hear me. When I finally started to cry beside her, she seemed to sense my presence. I kept saying, “something horrible has happened, get my key…” She stopped typing at her computer, stood up and began looking around her room. I knew somehow I was getting through… She understood. She sensed what I was saying. And then she got my key and went to my home.

The entire time I was beside her. I just kept telling her to call the police, keep my family from seeing me and lastly, I begged her to find out who did it. Those were my last wishes…

And then I really woke up!!! My family still wasn’t home, so the first thing I did was race to my friend’s house! When I finished telling her about the nightmare, I knew. This was it. This was the story I was going to write…


How long did it take you to write?

Just over two years.


You have a degree in biochemistry and a passion for forensic science which I believe comes through in your writing. No doubt you have drawn on your personal experience/education to bring the reader that degree of believability?

Thanks for the compliment! Yes, I’ve drawn on years of reading/studying every science I could – physical, life, behavioural, you name it. My anatomy and physiology courses definitely helped with the bodily descriptions, and my psychology courses helped with the mental profiles. My own life story and the cast of characters I’ve encountered throughout my days filled in the rest… You know what they say, be careful or you’ll end up in my novel! Now isn’t that a comforting thought?


Do you find it difficult slipping into the skin or the mind of the truly sick, evil, twisted characters you write about?

Yes, it is a troublesome place to be. When I write from their perspective, I obviously must go there. It reminds me of a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche, “When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you.”

It’s a darkness most people avoid because it’s just not a good place to be. It can be quite overwhelming. For me though, it was always something I needed to understand - regardless of how uncomfortable it made me. I can’t stand to see an animal suffer, let alone a human being. How does one take pleasure from another’s pain? I needed an answer.

Thankfully, I’m good at compartmentalizing. I have no doubt the material I’ve exposed myself to is the source of my nightmares, but I believe the knowledge I’ve gained far outweighs the occasional night terror.


I commented in my review, Once Upon A Nightmare is “poop your pants” scary, does some of the stuff you write actually scare you?

Well what I write doesn’t scare me because I wrote it!!! But the subject matter, oh yeah. I write about the evil men do. That stuff scares me... Or should I say, it profoundly disturbs me…


Is there anything you find particularly challenging when you’re writing?

Due to life’s daily interruptions, it takes a while for me to write a novel and the characters, both the good ones and the bad, stay with me the entire time. And I absolutely hated writing those truly gruesome scenes. I had to take frequent breaks to get the visions out of my head. I was in those scenes while I was writing them and had a hard time disconnecting from the victims. It was gruelling. My friends and family could tell when I was writing something bad by the disturbed look I wore throughout that day.

But I am happy to report that is no longer the case… Thank goodness! Now, I can finally detach myself from the scenes I’m writing and carry on my day with little wear and tear! Sigh…


What’s next on the table for Lee Moylan? And what was the inspiration behind it?

I have another thriller I’ve been working on, not titled yet... And this one’s inspiration happens to be another nightmare! This particular dream was so twisted and creepy, I put the story I was writing on hold to start this new one.

When you were little what did you want to grow up to be?

From the first time I saw the TV show Quincy, I wanted to be a medical examiner. Yeah, I know… What twelve year old kid wants to grow up to be a coroner, right? Well, I did! OK, let me explain… Being an avid watcher of the show, I learned Quincy helped solve crimes/murders. That’s what I wanted to do!


Favourite book as a child?

How about favourite book as a teen? It was Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes. It’s a story that can still bring tears to my eyes.


What are you reading now?

You Suck: A Love Story


Is there another horror/thriller writer that really scares the pants off you?

That would be Stephen King. Pet Semetery caused me quite a few sleepless nights. And Pennywise from It… Ooohh, that clown still gives me the creeps!


If you could be any character from a novel who would you be and why?

I don’t know that I’ve ever read a character I wanted to be, but I do have a favourite - Meggie Cleary from The Thorn Birds. She possessed such a pure love. She made every sacrifice for it. But she wasn’t perfect. She was flawed. Her life filled with tragedy. But despite every heartbreak, she never lost her ability to love. I found her painfully tragic and triumphant all at the same time. She was a great character.


Tell us a secret, something the blogosphere doesn’t know?

I’m a black belt.

Bookmark or Dog ear?

Oh, bookmark… I can’t crease my pages!

Favourite junk food?

It’s a toss-up… Pizza or hot dogs.

Favourite way to relax?

Going to a movie – anything from horror to romantic comedies. It’s great down-time.

Do you have a Guilty pleasure?

Yes, chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate!

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

I’ve been scuba diving in Hawaii and white water rafting in Canada. They were both pretty exhilarating.

If you could go anywhere for a holiday, where would you go and why?

Hmmm… It would probably be either Rome or London. I’ve been to both before and being a huge history fan, I was awe-struck to have stood where some of the greatest historical figures once were. Walking around the Forum in Rome and the Colosseum gave me goose bumps. Julius Caesar walked those same steps.

Oh, or Copenhagen - my grandparents’ hometown. They walked there!

3 must have items if you were stranded on a tropical island?

Let’s see… I need a flashlight, an ice skate and a volleyball I can name Wilson… Oh wait, that was Tom Hanks in Castaway... OK, then I want a Boeing 747, a runway, and a pilot so I can get the heck off the island!

Describe yourself in three words.

Passionate, Intense, Perceptive

Anything random you’d like to add?

Yes… Embrace your imperfections – they are the source of your uniqueness! It’s my thought of the day!

Thanks so much Lee, I loved the in-depth look at the inspiration behind Once Upon A Nightmare. I've had some wicked nightmares but I hope never to have one as graphic as yours. If you'd like to know more about  Lee Moylan visit her website.



GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

I am thrilled to be able to offer readers a chance to win a copy of Once Upon A Nightmare thanks to Lee Moylan. Lee will post to the winner personally, isn't she awesome!!

Competition is international

HOW TO ENTER:
Leave a comment or question for Lee with an email address to be entered in the giveaway ~ no email, no entry!

+ 1 share your worst nightmare.
+ 2 comment on my review of Once Upon A Nightmare & let me know. (if you've previously commented, you'll get the points)
+ 2  post this on your blog, sidebar, tweet it etc & leave me a link

Competition ends Monday November 9th and winner will be announced on this blog. Good luck to all!

Can't wait ~ purchase Once Upon A Nightmare from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or The Book Depository (free postage)



To celebrate my 1st Blogoversary two lucky readers can take their pick from a choice of 6 books in this month's spookalicious competition. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.

70 comments:

  1. Being attacked by bees while losing my teeth

    jennsicurella at verizon dot net

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  2. Seeing my father somewhere in the distance (it is like a long room and everything is white) and when I go to him and touch him he explodes and the white walls become covered with blood.
    (That sounds sick. I saw a lot of that dream after my father passed away)

    milkavainamo(at)lyseo(dot)edu(dot)ouka(dot)fi

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  3. Some of my worst nightmares have involved snakes, I have a fear of them. tWarner419@aol.com

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  4. +1 My worst Nightmare?? Well Once I dream my mother was dead an that was awful, really awful.
    +2 Link on sidebar: http://entrelibelulas.blogspot.com/

    Mariana
    sarima89(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. What does it say about me that I enjoyed reading Lee's nightmare? :-) My husband, kids and I all have vivid, disturbing dreams, and I've always thought there must be creative fodder there.

    My worst nightmare?? So many to choose from. When I was in high school (keep in mind this was during the Cold War) I had a recurring nightmare about nuclear holocaust -- the world was pretty much completely annihilated. I guess it's hard to top that. :-)

    Steph -- laughingstars66@yahoo.com

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  6. My worst nightmare is when you wake up and you feel like you are falling. I absolutely hate that feeling.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  7. My worst nightmare has reoccurred routinely since I was 10 years old. It features dinosaurs coming after me and I try to hide from them in my house. I always wake up shaking from this one.

    Please enter me in this contest. Thanks.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

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  8. I tweeted about this giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/pine1211/status/5152534511

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

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  9. I posted on your review page for the book.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

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  10. Not a book I'll ever read but great interview Sheree, very entertaining!

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  11. My worse nightmare was watching my husband die in Iraq.

    aliciahall0605(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  12. Though I'm hesitant to be scared until I poop my pants, I've decided that I must read this book. I would be horrified to have a dream like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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  13. worst nightmare: bookshelf burned down. terrible.

    +1 tweeted at twitter.com/haleymathiot

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  14. I have so many bad nightmares that I can't pick one as the worst.

    Lucikily they tend to fade away quite quickly once I wake up and all I remember is that I had one !

    I am a Follower.

    I found the interview a giggle but I sometimes wonder how true the things are that authors say in these interviews?

    What do you think ?

    Carol


    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  15. +1 I think that my worst nightmare was me being alone in my school.. running from something and being unable to get away because all the doors were locked!

    +2 tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Sheeredry/status/5156068002

    sheere.dry@gmail.com

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  16. +1 My worst nightmare would have something to do with snakes attacking me or something. Ugh, I hate them! *shudders*
    + 2 for Tweeting (http://twitter.com/robbiebear03/statuses/5156162894)

    Robyn :)
    robolobolyn03@gmail.com

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  17. Hi :)
    Thank you for the great interview with Lee Moylan.
    My worst nightmare is something bad happening to my children.
    Is Lee Moylan on Twitter?
    All the best,
    RKCharron
    xoxo

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  18. I would have to say a dream about drowning... yea that is scary..

    I am a follower and this wil go on my sidebar..

    momkelly2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Thank you

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  19. Just read and commented on review!!

    see my sidebar..
    http://www.celticladysramblings.blogspot.com

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  20. I liked reading your interview with this authow, she sounds like a great person.

    Please enter me in this contest.

    My worst nightmare? I have this every once in awhile. I dream a bear is chasing me. I run faster and faster (you can only run this fast in a dream) but the bear keeps getting closer & closer.

    I commented on the review.

    I posted about it here:
    abookwormsblog1.blogspot.com

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  21. I can't even remember a nightmare after reading about Lee's!!

    Commented on your review.

    I'm a follower

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  22. Great interview. Please include me.

    +1 my worst nightmare is about fire, specifically house fires
    +2 commented on review
    +2 linked on sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  23. I think chocolate is everyone's guilt pleasure, lol :]

    andrearobbins10@yahoo.com

    + 1 I had a nightmare when I was little that the 3 witches from the movie Hocus Pocus captured my family & was throwing them into this drink machine...like where the drink is supposed to come out, it was just a slide & yeah..it was really scary as a kid.. lol

    + 2 commented on review

    + 2 sidebar [http://ireadd.blogspot.com]

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  24. +1- My worst nightmare is when my dog dies. It may happen all different ways, but it always wakes me up and scares me.
    +2- Commented on review
    +2- Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/5174919654

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  25. 1.My worst nightmare was one where someone was pointing a gun at my kitty cat. All I remember was putting my body between the handgun and the cat and screaming NOOOOOOOO as the gunshot went off. I sat straight up in my bed and started screaming until I woke up. It was too weird.
    2.I commented
    pk4290@comcast.net

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  26. I was excited about all the comments in 24hrs, there are obviously many of us that enjoy being scared half to death by a great story (and Lee's Once Upon A Nightmare is definitely that!!)

    And what does it say about me that there is a kind of 'sick' fascination in reading about your nightmares.

    I think one of my worst ones was a recurring one I had for a couple of years. I dreamed a tsunami wave took out Brisbane and even though we drove to the top of a local mountain, I watched as we all drowned in our comby. We don't own a comby and this was before the tragic tsunami. I just remember how vivid and awful it was and it freaked me out that I had it quite a few times!

    buddyt (Carol) ~ I don't do a great many interviews, being an Australian reader & blogger I don't have a lot of contact with authors, in comparison to US bloggers. So, when I do, I've usually got a nice rapport with the author and a few like Lee & Emily Bryan & Katherine Howell it has grown into friendship. Yes there is book promo but there is also more to it than that. Much the same as there are some bloggers that you just click with & I now have a couple of gorgeous friends across the pond that care what happens in my life and vice versa.

    Lee is the loveliest lady, very genuine, friendly, and I'm sure we will stay in touch across the miles! and ...
    hopefully Lee will be able to pop in and answer any questions & you can decide for yourself.

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  27. Steph ~ I hear you, I enjoyed reading about the detail in Lee's nightmare too (LOL sick aren't we)

    Haleyknitz ~ oh no, not the bookshelf, (sorry I did giggle)

    RKCharron ~ Lee is on twitter now *giggle* @leemoylan

    Martha ~ you cracked me up!!

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  28. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    +1 = My worst nightmare is being attacked by wasps or hornets.

    +2 = I commented on your review.

    +2 = I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://razloversbookblog2.blogspot.com/2009/10/lee-moylan-once-upon-nightmare-giveaway.html#links

    Razlover(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. I so enjoyed the interview (which was way better than mine haha) Lee - it's always nice to read what you have to say =D

    Don't enter me in the contest because I kept my copy after reading.

    But I don't really have nightmares, I mean I do have a few scary dreams but nothing I can really recall at the moment.

    I do hate the dreams where someone or something is chasing me and no matter how fast I run or where I hide it's always right behind me. Or dreams where no matter how hard I try I can't open my eyes - in the dream I mean. It's hard to explain, it's like my eyes are almost all the way shut but I can't pry them open all the way.

    Haha enough of that. Good luck to everyone =)

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  30. What did your family think about your nightmare and your book?
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  31. My worst nightmare was when someone was on my chest and was trying to kill me. I couldn't breath and I even though I tried I couldn't wake up. Finally I did wake but I was sure it had really happened.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  32. I commented on the review.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  33. Hi Everyone,

    Wow... I'm glad I'm not the only one with disturbing noctural visions! Wasps, bees, bears, fires, pets being threatened, family members dying... Yikes!

    I have had most of those too, except for the wasps, bees and bears.

    If I'm being chased in a dream, it's either by a human or some demonic entity. Talk about absolute terror!

    And the nightmare which became the basis for my book wasn't even my worst. How's that for horror!

    As far as the comment regarding the truthfulness of author's responses to interview questions, I can't speak for other writers out there, but I can tell you I save my fiction for my novels!

    I am a PADI certified scuba diver... I have been to Europe and stared up at the Colosseum teary-eyed... I love my junk food... I have a degree in Biochemistry... And I am a black belt... I've been doing martial arts for over ten years. You don't read about the horrors I have and not learn to defend yourself!

    I wish all women would take some type of self-defense course! And if my story or my words encourage even just one woman to do so, I've done something positive. :)

    So what did my family think about my nightmare? They thought I was nuts!!! Only joking!! My kids were too young to know about it at the time. My husband (now my ex) was so used to hearing about my nightmares, he just shook his head and told me to stop reading 'those' books! And my friends spent the next few days trying to interpret my dream and tell me what it 'really' meant! They were all very supportive!

    As for the book, everyone thought writing it was a great idea... Once they read it, the response was unanimous again... How does someone like you, write something like that!

    I took it as the highest compliment!

    And thank you, Teddyree, for all your kind words... They mean a lot!

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  34. Lee, do you like scary movies and if so what is your favorite? abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  35. +1 - My worst nightmare would be one I had as a kid on Halloween. In the dream, I was living in an apartment and my sister and I dressed up on Halloween. Then somehow, we had these bad guys chase us and it was really scary as we ran through the hallways of our apartment building. It felt so real and we then ran out to the carpark and it was cold. I don't remember how it ended but I did wake up before the baddies got to us!

    + 2 commented on review of Once Upon A Nightmare & let me know.

    + 2 tweeted: http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/5234431197

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  36. Mishel ~ thanks for popping in, you are just too funny. I'm keeping my copy of Lee's book too!

    Lee ~ thanks for visiting and commenting, and you are most welcome :-)
    I've been wracking my brain and I can't think of another female horror writer?? Any ideas? All my favourite horror authors have been male until you joined the illustrious few LOL

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  37. Great contest.

    +2 commented on your review.

    My worst nightmare would've been when I was all alone in a room and there was a blackness buzzing around the room that kept getting closer to me.

    everythingtodowithbooks@gmail.com

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  38. Hello again,

    theladya ~ Do I like scary movies? Oh yeah! My favorite? I don't have just one, but I'll give you a few... Rosemary's Baby, The Omen, Amityville Horror and When a Stranger Calls... So that would cover movies about the devil, ghosts and killers hiding in your house!!! What about you?

    teddyree ~ That's a good question... The only female horror writer I can think of is Anne Rice. Interestingly, my editor told me he thinks Anne Rice writes 'feminine gore' and I write 'masculine gore'. I guess that's why I'm in with the boys!

    I'm flattered you've put me in their ranks!

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  39. If you could give a permanent nightmare to someone, who would it be and why?

    educhico AT gmail DOT com

    + 1 - Being buried alive it's the worst for me!

    + 2 I commented!

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  40. The book sounds fantastic!

    My worst nightmare is always the same: going to the store to get something trivial (milk, bread, etc.), and when I get home, my house is on fire--with my 2 daughters, husband, 5 cats, dogs, etc. all inside, unable to get out. *shudder* I always wake up whimpering from that one.

    +2: Commented on the review.

    BrigidsBlest@yahoo.com.

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  41. Hi Teddyree!

    My worst nightmare....I dreamed once that I couldn't get away from someone who was to get me, kept trying to escape, screaming, didn't do any good. But I woke up before I was actually captured.

    I posting this on my sidebar at http://myblog2point0.blogspot.com/

    I'm a follower and I commented on your review a while back.

    I love a good creepy tale!!

    Dottie :)
    gymmom_027@yahoo.com

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  42. Hi Lee! What prompted the writing of this book?

    Deidre
    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

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  43. + 1 My worst nightmare: I was running as fast as I can and I was losing my breath at the same time...when suddenly I got pulled back by the hair so hard that all of it came off...It was so scary! I never want that to happen.

    + 2 linked on the sidebar here

    justeena_25(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  44. A questiopn for Lee Moylan
    Does your family think you are strange for having such horrifying dreams?

    kathydetweiler@gmail.com

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  45. My worse nightmare always involved me losing my husband and not being able to find him.

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  46. Tweeted here
    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/5350027801

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  47. Tweeted here entry 2
    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/5350027801

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  48. Hello, I'm back to answer some more questions...

    E(D)U ~ Wow... That is a loaded question! Who'd I give a permanent nightmare to? Well there is a serial killer I read about years ago... His despicable crimes were some of the worst I've ever read. They still pollute my mind. He's on death row in California - Randy Kraft. Yeah, I'd give him a never-ending nightmare. He deserves no peace.

    ddurance ~ I'd thought about writing for years but always kept that dream to myself. One day I confessed my desire to my closest friend. She told me to just do it. I said I needed to find the right story. When I had the dream, I knew. This was it.

    Kathy ~ My parents and siblings don't find it too strange. My mother always had bizarre dreams and my sister's are a close second to mine. We share nightmares like other people discuss what they did that day!

    As for my kids, they're always excited to hear my lastest 'dark' adventure. They usually have a good laugh. They're in high school and college and have found me a great source of entertainment lately! I guess that's a good thing! :)

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  49. My worst nightmare is when something is happening to one of my kids but I can't get to them. I know it's a dream but I can't wake up. It's so awful!!

    +2 commented on review
    +2 added to sidebar
    www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com

    5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

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  50. Well, I remember this one nightmare.I was caught in a city where I couldn't find a single soul to speak.All I could see was blood scattered everywhere.I saw a boat in the river, and when I reached it to escape the city, all I could see were the corpse floating in it....
    Ewwww !!

    Please enter me, icejew at gmail dot com

    Oh, I have commented on your review, and have posted the contest on my sidebar
    http://icejewel.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. Worst nightmare ever was in black and white like an old movie, I was at the local swimming pool, and this huge octopus came out and grabbed my mother. Still traumatized to this day and I dreamt it when I was 7!

    Tennesseehollow at gmail dot com

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  52. Wonderful interview!

    I also have an interest in forensic science. Actually started that in college and then strayed off into social work w/ teenagers.

    A funny commercial on the telly here in the states is an ME doing an autopsy and eating pizza at the same time. I also love pizza!

    Great to get to know the author and I'm up for some scary reading. Thanks for the chance.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  53. Scariest nightmare would be being trapped in my house when there is a fire. Have had that one a few times. I'm a prolific dreamer and often remember them clearly.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  54. Falling from a high cliff.

    lag110@mchsi.com

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  55. Sounds like a good book.
    tirachii@yahoo.com

    + 1 I was in a room surrounded by bugs everywhere, no matter where you look they seem to be all over the place, covering everything.
    + 2 commented on your review

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  56. Please include me in your giveaway


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    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. This looks like a really good thriller. I read the review & the book promises to be a page turner!

    Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  60. My worst nightmare is one where I have no idea where I am & I wander around lost. I never seem to find out where I am before I awaken.

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  61. +2 - I commented on your review - a great review!

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  62. What is the weirdest question you've been asked Lee?

    Please enter me. I'd love to win her book. Thanks

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  63. My worst nightmare was the one where I had to cross a bridge that was on fire and in order to do so, I had to jump from swing to swing to get to the other side. It was so surreal and terrifying.

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  64. I commented on your review of Once Upon A Nightmare

    entry #1

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  65. I commented on your review of Once Upon A Nightmare

    entry #2

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  66. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/5550638824

    entry #1

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  67. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/5550638824

    entry #2

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  68. While you are writing, do you read anything or do you close yourself to any outside influences?

    dr.strangelove.vs.citizen.kane
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    + 1 - Worst nightmare is being attacked and eaten alive by a pack of wild dogs!

    + 2 - I commented. ;)

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  69. Nightmare! hmmm... i think losing something I love a lot... I suddenly start crying when i read about losses and I kind of think of losing my own... and then i can't stop!

    For dreams, i was always haunted by one particular dream... I am going down the stairs and then I trip and I keep on falling ...falling.. in the prcess my physical body shakes violently and i jolt up from the sleep.. it is scary!

    It is been a while since that dream has coome!

    enter me for this one... and i hope it is not too late?! or is it!?

    i have commented on your review... sorry i missed ti somehow :(

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  70. Competition is closed ~ winner will be announced shortly!

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