The hardest thing about being an author for me is finding time. Outside of being an author, outside myself, I take care of a lot of people as much as I can, so finding time to replenish my own needs and dedicate the time needed to my work strains me. Recently, things have been more favorable to me, in terms of breathing room, but the amount of responsibilities is suffocating. The majority if the time I have to write is during the late hours of the night or in early morning, This helps me, because I get my best ideas at night, but it cuts my sleep to pieces. I work in the daytime, I write at night, I use my earnings from my job to fuel my novel and art, but I end up sacrificing my health to cover what needs to be done. It works, but I hope, soon, that I can dedicate my life to my art and writings.
Can you give us a short synopsis of your book?
Suffering from a night of painful transformations, the dhampir Hael hauls her way through the bowels of a world at war, in order to trap the infamous madman responsible for her agony. After being shot, stabbed, strangled, and beaten, Hael’s body refuses to die. She has no recollection of her childhood, family, or friends. The only things that she can salvage from her mind is the tune of a broken music box and an unrelenting nightmare of screams and fire, As she dodges Nazi soldiers, bullets, and an underground of damned creatures, this half-vampire rips through Europe for revenge. Will she get her vengeance? Will she find her origin? Or will she crumble under her insidious bloodlust?
What inspired you to write this book?
Childhood wasn’t kind to me. Many people that know me personally would say that I never had any childhood. Since I was a kid, I’ve suffered from Chronic Plaque Psoriasis, survived abuse, dealt with bullying due to my medical condition, and undergo episodes of Sleep Paralysis. These things haunted me all my life, and, for a time, I became jaded. However, in high school, I decided that I was fed up with letting this depression consume me. Instead of allowing the angst and pain I felt haunt me, I used it to create my work. By combining years of hurt, my love of history, and fascination with medicine, I refined my illustration skills and wrote my first novel, The Sanguinarian Id.
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
As I stated before, nighttime and the early morning is when I get the chance to write. For an estimate, I’d say I’d get in 3 or 4 hours of writing within a day. My days aren’t frequent, due to my outside responsibilities. Weekends are more favorable to my writing. On a weekend, my writing hours double.
Name your top five favorite books.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Richard the Third by William Shakespeare, 1984 by Georg Orwell, and The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Some graphic novels I like are From Hell by Alan Moore, Habibi by Craig Thompson, Maus by Art Spiegelman, John Constantine: Hellblazer by Alan Moore and Steve Bissette, and Fables by Bill Willingham.
What are you working on now?
I’m editing second novel in my book series, The Sanguinarian Id II. Alongside this, I’m creating the graphic novel rendition of The Sanguinarian Id. I plan to turn all of my novels into graphic novels.
Title: The Sanguinarian Id
Author: L.M. Labat
Artist: L.M. Labat
Genre: Horror, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Occult, Gothic Horror
Publisher: Night to Dawn Magazine & Books
She’s been beaten, stabbed, poisoned, and shot, but Hael refuses to die. In her pursuit for vengeance and her origin, the Dhampir Hael hunts down the madman responsible for her fateful transformation. As this half-vampire juggernauts her way through a world at war, Hael battles hordes of Nazi soldiers as she struggles to maintain her sanity. However, while Hael gathers knowledge on how to trap and kill her target, her adversary’s network is expanding at an exponential rate, as his sick obsession with Hael grows deeper. Will she have her revenge? Will she find her origin? Or, will she crumble beneath her own insidious bloodlust?
Born in 1993, L. M. Labat stems from New Orleans, Louisiana. From the struggles of a broken family and surviving life-threatening events, Labat found refuge within the arts while delving into the fields of medicine, psychology, and the occult. While combining illustration and literature, L. M. Labat was able to cope with endless nightmares as well as hone in on artistic techniques. From confronting the past to facing new shadows, this author gladly invites audiences into the horror of The Sanguinarian Id.
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