L.L. Tremblay, in full Louise L. Tremblay, is a Canadian writer and author of fiction books in the supernatural genres, inspired by her own experiences. Her debut novel, SEVEN ROSES, and its sequel, LIGHT OVER DARK, magically found their way to a Hollywood film producer. Ms Tremblay is praised for her storytelling and ability to create and hold suspense that hooks the readers till the very end. She works hard for a living and writes for pleasure. Every minute of her spare time is spent dreaming about the next story. But above all, motherhood is what completes her.
I hosted the story of SEVEN ROSES in my head for many years before I finally decided to bring it to paper. It was one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. Writing is a labour of love—no questions. It takes determination and commitment to follow through; something I'm very proud of. I found a new passion and I will continue to write until my imagination and creativity runs out, which is unlikely as I was born with it.
This is how it all started: at seven-years-old, I lost me. Day or night, eyes opened or closed, it made no difference. My dreams, my nightmares, and my realities merged into one as they travelled through a maze of confusion and mystical encounters. Words and images continually danced in my head, like an aggressive tango. I felt alone amid those who only believed in tangible realities and always found a justification to explain the unexplainable. As I began to connect the dots between people, events and dates, the number seven became ubiquitous. I became more determined than ever to understand the meaning of it all.
And then came the sequel, LIGHT OVER DARK. Seven years after the haunting events of Seven Roses, Ellen and her best friend, Vicki, have children of their own, Annie and Anthony, and life is good until loss reveals the darkness hidden in plain sight.
No one knows what the future holds, until the future warns you!
As my book is inspired by real events, largely based on my own experiences, readers often ask me if I found it difficult to write certain scenes. The answer is yes. For example, recounting the devastating event that started it all at—when I was seven—woke up a slew of emotions. Writing about the ghostly events that followed definitely pushed me out of my confirm zone. The ability to see ghosts is a gift, to me, but at times it can be awfully terrifying. Also, recalling the callous attack in the forest, was hard. I included an allusion to allow readers to imagine the scene, without describing it explicitly. I didn’t feel it was necessary to go overboard with the gruesome facts. I wrote the story from a place of vulnerability, which I found liberating.
In April 2021 I was interviewed by Peter Donnelly, The Reading Desk. You can read the article here: Interview with L.L. Tremblay – Author of Seven Roses – (thereadingdesk.com)