‘Luna Saint Claire’

ser-luna-scFirst up today, I’d like to welcome Luna Saint Claire, author of “The Sleeping Serpent” to The Thursday Interview. Before we get started, a quick intro!

Luna Saint Claire is a costume designer and author residing in Los Angeles with her husband, a philosophy professor. She loves blues rock and Indie music, often setting her Pandora station to Damien Rice. Her personal style can best be described as eclectic bohemian. Though she now enjoys running and yoga, she spent years of her youth in the ballet studio. Her part Native American heritage informs her work as a designer and influences her storytelling.

OK – HERE WE GO !!

 

No.1 Would you break the law to save a loved one?
I would never break a moral law. There are some minor civil laws that one could get around. For example, medical marijuana is legal in some states, but not others, that could provide relief to someone suffering. End of Life assistance is also illegal in most states. In the case of suffering, I would do what I could.

No.2 What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
For humans, living truly is living authentically with compassion and allowing the spirit to move through you. Being alive is living a self-interested life without empathy, or compassion for others. It is often a life measured by acquisition.

No.3 What motivates you to write?
I love the creative process. I have been a dancer, a painter, and costume designer, and now an author. I consider myself a creator and I cherish the introspection that writing offers. Reading other author’s fiction that is well crafted and thought provoking gives me the motivation. But ideas that come from the universe and poke me in my soul are the inspiration.

No.4 Why do humans want children?
I believe that humans want children to fulfill one of the most important creative processes, that of reproduction. The process of making another human nurturing it, and contributing to its personality is a driving force in procreation.

No.5 What was the biggest challenge in creating your book ”The Sleeping Serpent” ?
The Sleeping Serpent was a story that compelled me to write it. Writing in third person subjective with multiple points of view to include the experiences of many women was challenging. I was fortunate to have a great editor.

No.6 What is the most important thing you have learned in life so far?
To be present in the moment and not attach myself to outcomes. I have been studying the world’s religions for decades and have found the underlying spiritual truths are the same in each of them. Buddhism resonates the most with me for its belief is letting go of outcomes. I learned to do things for myself, not for the validation or approval of others.

No.7 How did you come up with the title “The Sleeping Serpent” ?
The Sleeping Serpent is the term for the kundalini – the coiled snake – that is the life force that flows through the chakras. It was the perfect name for the book because the focal character is a kundalini yoga guru.

No.8 How do you handle personal criticism?
Graciously, and with gratitude. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and each person’s experiences in life are viewed through their own paradigm. Some readers will like my work, and others may not. I don’t write with the intention of seeking other people’s approval or validation.

No.9 Why should people read your book?
The Sleeping Serpent is a gripping masterful account of the seductive manipulations of a sociopath. Whether by free will or fate, Luna’s encounter with Nico provokes a storm that shatters her perceptions of identity, duty, morality, and self-worth and forces her to confront the darkness, uncovering her secrets and her pain.

No.10 Why is there something rather than nothing?
There can never be nothing. The words Nothing and is are antithetical. A vacuum (nothing) is unstable and is continuously filled by creation. There is something that will always replace nothing. We can quote Bill Clinton who accurately stated, “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

Thank you Luna 🙂
For taking the time to answer
my questions & the best of luck with your new book!

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Whether by free will or fate, Luna’s encounter with Nico provokes a storm that shatters her perceptions of identity, duty, morality, and self-worth. The storm didn’t blow in from the outside. She was the storm. Its turbulence within her, forcing her to confront the darkness, uncovers her secrets and her pain.

Immensely erotic and psychologically captivating, The Sleeping Serpent is the compelling story of a woman’s obsession with a spellbinding guru and the struggle to reclaim her life. At its heart, it is a painfully beautiful exposition of unconditional love that makes us question what we truly want.

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