Virginia Renaud


Virginia has been writing her whole life. Her lifelong obsession with the written word began as a child. She could often be seen carrying around a battered orange duo-tang, scribbling down her thoughts and questioning life in the relative safety of her own home. Later, she attended college to study Journalism, and turned those philosophical thoughts into full-length feature articles for local newspapers, before creating her first full-length novel, Hauntingly Familiar. Virginia married her high school sweetheart and had two children. She and her husband live on a quiet acreage in Mission B.C., Canada, where the battered orange duotang has been replaced by a laptop computer. Virginia is hard at work on her second full-length novel, and remains fascinated by the world of the paranormal.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I think it was a story about a little girl who liked horses. I was in grade one.
What is your writing process?
I like to make lots of notes at first, to flesh out the story. As with my first novel, it was a lot of trips down memory lane, interviewing family members and piecing things together. For the book I'm working on now, I have the recollections of my husband to help me, so that's great. I can bounce ideas off of him and the two of us work well together. When I've got the basic story outlined, then I write the first chapter in full. After that, I will write the "important bits" as I see them that day, filling the margins with notes in red for more work, later. I also organize my "important bits" into chapters so it's easier to keep track of, later on.
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Hauntingly Familiar
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 122,660. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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This paranormal adventure is based on a true story. It was 1979 and I was just nine years old when my family and I moved into a beautiful modern ranch house. It was new and bright and it looked very normal from the outside ... It has taken me nearly thirty years to gather the courage to share this story.

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ghost    ghostly    haunted    haunting    imaginary    paranormal    spirit   

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