Interview with Lauren Louise Hazel, Author of The Reign of the Occult

24 May 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Reign of the Occult?

I had always started writing stories and got stuck around the 40k mark. This was the book that I felt like I would enjoy.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Reign of the Occult, what would they be?

Bargain – Basement Avengers soundtrack.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I read a bit of everything (except maybe horror). I only write YA at the moment, but I would love to branch out. One of my long-term goals is to complete an adult novel (probably romance).

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

So many! I am desperately trying to finish A Court of Thorns and Roses. I want to read the whole series.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

Probably the climax. I was excited to do a reveal, and nobody I know guessed it right.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I put sports on in the background (tennis and football). And sometimes I take yoga breaks.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

It’s not failure until you give up.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

It was a good time!


Lauren Louise Hazel is the author of the new book The Reign of the Occult

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