Hey guys. Today I am kicking off the blog tour for The Loss of Some Detail by Mandi Martin, and I am bringing you an interview with Mandi. Enjoy
Title: The Loss of Some Detail
Authors: Mandi Martin
Release Date: 17th March 2020
Genre: Historical Fiction
Page Count: 162
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52044366-sully-s-glow
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Loss-Some-Detail-Mandi-Martin/dp/1913340376
Summary: Forget all you know, for all you know might well be false.
That is how is often seems to asylum worker James Grey as he tends to the patients abandoned to Oculus Mentis, an austere asylum lost to the world. His day to day quite literally forgettable.
Slowly the world around him starts to change. Plagued by lucid dreams, a haunting drawing and visions of a pleading female he feels his mind is dissolving.
Aided by the enigmatic Silas and silent Marianne he seeks to solve the mysteries that are tormenting him.
What is your favourite thing about writing books?
I think my favourite thing is being able to craft new worlds and create characters people can relate to. Most of my characters take on personal traits of myself and I find I very therapeutic, when I’m low I have characters who share the burden so to speak.
Who is your favourite character in your book and why?
Difficult to as I like them all, including the antagonists, for different reasons. However, I have a soft spot for Silas because of his quirks and the fact he can’t care less about them.
What is your favourite drink to consume while writing?
Water or squash, keeps me hydrated!
Do you have any bad habits while you’re writing?
When I get frustrated that something doesn’t look right I feel like launching the laptop out the window, I haven’t yet!
I can also procrastinate by playing a game at the same time.
How did you research your book?
I have always been interested in the history of medicine and the treatment of the mentally ill so I had a lot of books on it already. I also used search engines for more intricate details such as plumbing or how places were set out.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Plotter. I like to have a vague plot lined out. I find if I have the bare bones there then it will slowly flesh out as more ideas develop.
If you could live in any fictional world, which would you choose and why?
Narnia springs to mind. Being surrounded by so many different species and such beauty would be wonderful for me.
If you could befriend any fictional character, who would you choose and why?
It would be a choice between Aslan from Narnia or Jane Eyre, both for similar reasons. They are both intelligent, albeit in different ways, and conversation could be very intriguing. Aslan would be my first choice though, due to the depths of knowledge and his general demeanour.
I’m in my thirties and I live in Ryde on the beautiful Isle of Wight although I was born in Birmingham.
There’s not really a lot to say about me really. I have Aspergers and writing became my outlet, social situations terrified me so I spent a lot of time writing poetry, drawing and losing myself in worlds of my own.
I absolutely adore animals; I prefer them to people, so my two cats clearly get away with almost anything.
I live with my brother and my mother and spending time with them is another highlight of my day. Although, I could do without the trial of socks and others pieces the former leaves in his wake.
Weather and health permitting I enjoy walking and also looking around graveyards, it possibly sounds morbid but the history and the artistry fascinate me.
I also collect lapel pin badges, I think I have over ten thousand now but I couldn’t say, I gave up counting ages ago, it was taking too long!