1. KINDRED is quite different from your other two published novels, what made you delve into fantasy?
I never intended to delve into fantasy. I was very intimidated by the crowds and as you said, my other novels were nothing like that. I was finishing up the edits on my second novel, HIGH DIVE, and kind of at loose ends. I was driving one day when this scene flashed through my mind: a young woman visited by a terrifying archangel. I decided to write it as a short story. I showed it to my husband and he said, “This is your next novel.” I was shocked. I literally said, “But this isn’t what I write!” However, since he was adamant there was more to the story then the ten pages he read, I started writing, figuring that within a few days my inspiration would dry out, I’d hit a brick wall--story wise--and move on to something else. That never happened.
2. What was your reaction when you first saw your cover? Was it what you had imagined?
I loved it! I thought it was moody and dangerous. I love that Mo is on the back. They really are two sides of the same coin.
3. Miriam is a unique name, what made you choose it for your main character?
As soon my protagonists come to me, they have their name. I don’t really know why her name is Miriam. It worked well, though, that Miriam and Moses are brother and sister in the bible. It’s a nice parallel.
4. What has been your favorite place to travel to?
So much of a traveling experience is about what happens when you’re there. So sure,
In the end, it’s always about the people I meet. Traveling seems to open me up to experiences that I probably just miss running errands in my neighborhood.
5. What's next for you writing wise?
I’m working on a companion to KINDRED. A very minor character from KINDRED will have their very own book where their story and their celestial encounters will be told.
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