LOUISE CUSACK BIO:
Louise Cusack is an International award winning fantasy author whose best-selling Shadow through Time trilogy was selected by the Doubleday book club as their ‘Editors Choice’. This series is now available as eBooks, published by Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint Momentum Books.
In 2006 Louise presented the
government’s Queensland Writing Showcase in New York, and in 2009 she was invited to attended the prestigious Crossover multi-media think tank sponsored by the South Australian Film Commission. Queensland
Louise also runs her own business Writers: Working with Louise Cusack and has completed over 150 manuscript assessments and tutored more than 80 writing workshops.
So over to Louise now....
I’ve been a dedicated vegetarian for thirty years, and a published author for twenty, so you’d think I’d notice if those two passions ever intersected.
But let me explain. It starts with my romantic fantasy trilogy Shadow Through Time which is set on the sepia world of Ennae where there are no wizards, goblins, elves or fairies. It’s different to your usual romantic fantasy series, and publishers liked that. They commented about the fact that it was quite unusual to have a world with no animals or insects, only people and plants.
I’d thought that was odd myself when I was writing it, but as a seat-of-the-pants creator, I didn’t question the world that was appearing in front of my characters, I just captured it as clearly as I could. It was only later when the first book was released that a girlfriend of mine noted the obvious: every hard-muscled warrior and champion I’d created was vegetarian. The were no animals on the Earthworld of Ennae to eat!
I’d like to be embarrassed about the fact that my prejudices have insinuated themselves into my work, but to be honest I’m delighted. The men in this romantic fantasy series are literally to die for, and I hope you’ll enjoy them in: Destiny of the Light, Daughter of the Dark and Glimmer in the Maelstrom, now published as eBooks by Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint Momentum Books, and available where all good eBooks are sold.
To celebrate the release of the trilogy I’d like to give away a copy of the first book of the series Destiny of the Light to one lucky commenter.