How long have you been writing?
I started writing little short stories as a kid. I wrote my first manuscript, The Sanguinarian Id, in my first semester as a senior in high school. I signed my first publishing contract at 22 years old, and my first book was published when I was 23 years old. After that, I still writing more installments in the series at 24 years old today.
Is this book part of a series?
Yes. The Sanguinarian Id is the first in its book series. Alongside this, I am currently working on part two and the graphic novel rendition of The Sanguinarian Id.
What did you find the most challenging about writing your book?
The most challenging thing about my book is the research. I write in both horror and historical fiction genres. I have to make sure that my research for the time era I write in is accurate, so I can fully form my world around that timeline. Also, in horror, I research the types of folklore and monsters surrounding that genre. Therefore, I have to go through translations of different stories from different cultures and incorporate them into my work, while giving them the respect they deserve in representation. With all of the research, I do a lot of medical illustrations in my book, so I have to research medicine and anatomy as well. By doing this, I’m able to create the illustrations needed that accompany my story.
Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?
I love fitting all of the pieces together and giving detail. In detail, the sounds, tastes, smells, and tactile sensations I put my characters through excites me, because I can give my reader the chance to experience all of the gross and visceral things my creations endure. I love it when all of the elements of a story merge into one river.
Do you have any works in progress?
As stated above, I’m working on The Sanguinarian Id II and the graphic novel rendition of the first book. All books in the series will have their own graphic novel renditions. I love to write and draw, so I want to give my readers everything I’ve got.
About the Book
Title: The Sanguinarian Id
Author: L.M. Labat
Artist: L.M. Labat
Genre: Horror, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Occult, Gothic Horror
Publisher: Night to Dawn Magazine & Books
She’s been beaten, stabbed, poisoned, and shot, but Hael refuses to die. In her pursuit for vengeance and her origin, the Dhampir Hael hunts down the madman responsible for her fateful transformation. As this half-vampire juggernauts her way through a world at war, Hael battles hordes of Nazi soldiers as she struggles to maintain her sanity. However, while Hael gathers knowledge on how to trap and kill her target, her adversary’s network is expanding at an exponential rate, as his sick obsession with Hael grows deeper. Will she have her revenge? Will she find her origin? Or, will she crumble beneath her own insidious bloodlust?
Born in 1993, L. M. Labat stems from New Orleans, Louisiana. From the struggles of a broken family and surviving life-threatening events, Labat found refuge within the arts while delving into the fields of medicine, psychology, and the occult. While combining illustration and literature, L. M. Labat was able to cope with endless nightmares as well as hone in on artistic techniques. From confronting the past to facing new shadows, this author gladly invites audiences into the horror of The Sanguinarian Id.
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