Izen Lumak

Biography

Izen Lumak lives in deepest, darkest Derbyshire and has a fondness for arbitrary alliteration. She has been making things up from an early age, but has only recently taken to writing down the products of her overactive imagination.
‘A Conspiracy of Vampires’ is Izen’s first novel, but more implausible historical books are planned, as it turns out taking perfectly sensible history and adding a load of ridiculous stuff is a lot of fun

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Non-fiction, mostly. I love history and facts, so I tend to reach for something in these categories- on pretty much any topic!*
When it comes to fiction though, I love the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, and I am gradually working my way through some of the 'classics' like Dickens and Austen.

*Currenly I'm reading one book on social media marketing, another on ancient Egypt and one about unfortunate names found in the UK censuses. One day, I might manage to read a book all the way through witthout starting another...
What is your writing process?
I've always made stuff up about the people I see, the places I go or the things I've read. They generally take a bit of an odd slant (like pondering how to survive if a zombie apocalypse were to happen on the way to the shops, or wondering how the ancient Egyptians knew that mummification would get the to the afterlife - and did it actually work?). I particularly like playing with history and seeing if I can twist it to get the same results with a different set of circumstances- for example, my debut novel, 'A Conspiracy of Vampires', is based on how I think Henry VIII would react if he were a vampire and how that would explain some of his erratic behavior.

My writing process generally starts with one of these random thoughts, then I see how far I can take it whilst it still makes some logical sense, even if the logic is a bit warped. If i can spin a full tale from it, that's what I do! Then I go through and take stuff out, add stuff in, make sure it all works and generally tidy it up.
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Books

A Conspiracy of Vampires
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 99,330. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
It's 1536, and the mortally wounded Henry VIII has a deathbed decision: Die, leaving England without a strong leader & risk bloody civil war once more, or sacrifice his soul to stave off death & preserve the fragile peace of England til his young heir can take the crown. Stepping into unholy darkness, Henry must learn to live in his new immortal body, or fall victim to enemies he never knew he had

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