After its first release as self-published, This Morning I Woke Up Dead by Mindy Larson is re-released by Lavish Publishing ! It’s been re-vamped with a new cover, new never before read scenes, and a new extended ending! You can get your hands on this new edition now and immerse into this amazing world where we are all dead but don’t know it yet. Also don’t knwo what the book is about? Keep scrolling to know, plus see an interview with Mindy Larson regarding the book, plus its awaited sequel for 2014.
What would you do? What rules would you break to be with your soul mate? This morning Hadley Christensen and Dominic Morris woke up living their dream lives. They are engaged and each has promising careers in the medical field. They are happier and more fulfilled than they have ever been, and they are ready to begin their happily ever after.
Sadly, on her way to work, Hadley is in an accident. Before taking her last breath, she realizes she is already dead – and everyone on Earth is too. Now Hadley and Dominic must each find a way to live without one another. How do they continue when they are two parts of one flame?
Hadley is given permission by the Masters to contact Dominic in the hopes he will also realize he is already dead. If Dominic can open his mind to hear Hadley they can be together forever. Is Dominic ready to give up life the way he knows it?
1. What has been your experience with self publishing?
A few of my favorite things about my journey has been meeting so many amazing people! Readers. Bloggers. Fans. Other indie writers. And even my publisher. She’s been so great and amazing! Here’s a little disclaimer for those of you considering self publishing, it isn’t an easy way out, and it’s definitely not for the fate of heart! Yes, you get to be published. Yes, that is awesome. But for for me personally, I spent as much time on social media sites hoping to spread the word, as I did actually writing my novel! Even still, in hindsight, I wouldn’t change a thing! I believe we’re all on a path and things happen for a reason and if I hadn’t taken the indie route, I wouldn’t be where I am today and being traditionally published allows for me to get back to doing what I love most and what I do best, writing!!
2. How has been your journey as a writer since you wrote This Morning I Woke Up Dead?
Some really humbling and proud moments have fallen into my lap; I’ve done a few book signings, I was on my local news, in the newspaper, and even on the morning radio. So cool! I am just so thrilled and grateful for the entire experience. I have loved every moment! And what is also quite exciting is I truly feel the best has yet to come and I am on the brink of some amazing adventures!
3. What are you plans for the sequel?
I’m not a big planner. I don’t make outlines. I sit down and I write. I think about my characters and what they might be up to and they speak to me as I go. Currently I am just over half way finished with book two. I don’t want to give away too much but I’ll tell you a few things: Some of your favorite characters have returned, Hadley, Dom, Em, Logan and Ruby.. But the main focus is on Hadley and Dom’s daughter, Piper and her soul mate, Aiden Hall. Book two takes place on an in-between realm, called the Purple Planet. Its a before life or after death realm, however you’d like to look at it. Here’s one small spoiler for you: the sequel is entitled, Wake Up We’re No Longer Dead.
4. What’s your dreams cast for This Morning I Woke Up Dead?
Dominic Morris- Ian Somerhalder
Hadley Christensen- Jennifer Lawrence
Logan- Bradley Cooper
Mark- Ben Affleck
(Marianne and Jennifer approve of this cast and love it! <3)
5. What was your inspiration/motivation in writing this novel?
The title came to me first and I kind of just ran with it from there. I’ve always loved the paranormal and the possibility the afterlife. It’s all very fascinating to me. And the romantic side of me wanted to explore an never ending love story.
6.Anything else you’d like to add or tell your fans?
It will cost you nothing to believe but everything not to. Always start your day believing that something magical is about to happen.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And have a beautiful evening!
PS. Sorry if the interview looks all cramped and without spaces between each question. WordPress doesn’t want to work with us… haha
About Mindy Larson:
Mindy Larson has always had a vivid imagination that has only improved with her love of reading and writing. She spent much of her childhood entertaining her three younger brothers with her stories and today she is bringing her imagination to life in books.
When not writing, Mindy enjoys spending time with the love of her life and four children while playing disc golf, cooking, baking, traveling and exploring.
Learn more about Mindy and her upcoming books on her website or her Facebook page.
Want more of This Morning I Woke Up Dead? You can check out our reviews of the first book version by clicking HERE!