What inspired me to write my book
Everything I see, feel, taste, hear and smell inspires me. I’m particularly “susceptible” to light and music. However, the decisive impulse for writing THE CONCEALED was somewhat sadder.
I was at a funeral, it was November and bitterly cold. The graveyard was on a hill I climbed with many other mourners. As I looked around and watched the events, I suddenly had the first lines in my head. At first I wasn’t able to do much with it – I’d never intended to write a book – but the words burned in my thoughts and didn’t let go of me even days later. So I wrote them down to get them out of my head.
A few words became a page, a page became two, then five, then ten and so on without me knowing where it all would lead to or what would happen to the story.
A few days later, during the half-hour drive from work to home, I put on a CD that my husband had given me not very long before. It was classical music with piano pieces by different composers.
That same day I heard Le Onde by Einaudi for the first of many, many times and even after the first few notes, the story began to compose itself before my inner eye. All I had to do was write it down. And so I wrote. The whole night and many nights after.
Sarah Kleck, born in 1984, studied Education, Psychology and Sociology at the University of Augsburg.
Currently, she’s working as a human resources officer and lives with her husband and a newborn in Germany near Lake Constance.
The Concealed is her first novel.
by Sarah Kleck
Publication date: November 1st 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
“Can you be happy when what you desire most means your doom?”
Evelyn Lakewood, an orphan, is crushed after the death of her beloved sister Zara. But the nineteen-year old enrolls in Psychology at Oxford in honor of Zara.
There, Evelyn first becomes friends with vivacious Sally and seemingly charming Felix. But the encounter with Jared Calmburry, whose incredibly blue eyes immediately captivate her, fundamentally changes her life. She is instantly drawn to this mysterious stranger around whom unusual things happen and who simply disappears every time Evelyn tries to confront him about his puzzling behavior. After finding a mysterious book with a unique symbol on its leather cover in the university library, her curiosity is perked. She doesn’t know what to make of it but Jared’s best friend Colin Sullivan encourages her with cryptic hints to continue her search for evidence. When she discovers the same medieval symbol is worn by hostile professor Karen Mayflower and engraved on another faculty member’s seal ring, she realizes that an ancient secret surrounds Jared.