What is the hardest part of being an author?
As a performing and recording artist who’s now exploring authorhood, I must say, being an Author is far less difficult than being a musician. The industry is supportive, intellectual, and a lot more….human. The easiest part of being an author is writing the manuscript. The hard part would be everything else!
Can you give us a short synopsis of The Ivory Staff?
It s a socio-political Fantasy set in Middle-Eastern Africa about a young peasant girl who uses her wit and charm to finagle her way into the regal class. Through her, we learn of how much worse life is up at the top of the tower than it is at the bottom.
What inspired you to write this book?
The book is a song of empowerment and perseverance, and that it is the story of my life as a young legally blind female. I have also lived in Europe and visited Africa several times which helped inspire and solidify the settings of the novel.
Name your top five favourite books.
I can’t name my top five favorite books, but I can name five books off the top of my head that I like in no order. The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Heinlein, Strangers by Dean Koontz, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Bible as a literary thriller.
What are you working on now?
I am working on my next novel, a New Adult Speculative Sci Fi, that I hope to foster into a series.
Title: The Ivory Staff
Author: M. Lachi
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
How was young Samiyah to know that her simple grace, wit, and beauty—exceptional traits given her peasant class—would land her in the middle of a chessboard of high-level political turmoil or that the love that blinds politics, the hate that blinds brotherhood, and the lust that blinds love would flip that chessboard on its side? Rife with passionate dialog, edgy suspense, and epic conflict, this Dark Fairy Tale follows our heroine as she journeys to heal a nation broken by the internal prejudices of class warfare, armed with nothing but stark determination.
M. Lachi is a published author and an award nominated songwriter and composer. Her resume includes features on Oprah Radio, CBS Radio, The CW, Oxygen, and the E! and Style Networks among others. M. Lachi lives in New York City and enjoys reading, composing and catching live performances.
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