Time to take Reader Questions again! I’m answering some of the questions you ask on the blog and on my Facebook page/in the Facebook group.
Charles asks: Will there be movies based on the Otherworld Series?
Answer: Well, I’ve answered this a number of times but it’s still ‘not at this point.’ A movie producer has to express an interest in making a movie, then option the rights from me, and then I think the stats are that one out of a thousand options actually gets turned into a movie. We haven’t received any interest from Hollywood so at this point, no.
Ashley asks: What made you become a writer?
Answer: I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl. Actually, since I first began to learn to read. I was three years old, and my mother was reading me stories and I was learning how to read. I remember the day, actually. I vaguely remember suddenly understanding that people made the books that I loved. They didn’t just appear out of thin air. And right then, I decided I wanted to grow up and “make books.” And I never lost that drive or desire. It took me till I was 35 to get my first contract, but after that, it was all a long road to where I am now.
Robyn asks: Do the seasons have any influence on what you want to write?
Answer: You may notice I tend to love to write my books set in the autumn and winter. That’s mostly because those are my favorite. I think mostly the seasons around ME dictate how much time I spend in my office. I am not a fan of summer and too much sunlight gives me a raging headache, so I think that makes me set my books outside of summer when I can. But Moon Shimmers will take place in the early/mid summer, and so hey…I’ll get out of the snow and autumn here soon. At least on the page.
Laurie: I was wondering about Maggie, the gargoyle. Will she be playing a bigger role in future books?
Answer: No. As it says in the books, gargoyles grow very slowly. EXTREMELY slowly. The last three books aren’t set in the future, so Maggie will remain the baby she is through the end of the series.
Camillie asks: What gave you the idea for Fury’s world?
Answer: I have watched the global warming going on around us, and how we’ve pretty much passed a point of being able to rein it in. And it occurred to me: what if Gaia finally got so pissed she decided to just wake up and go ENOUGH. And from there, the world began to unfold. Fury’s world is set in an alternative future—it’s post apocalyptic in some ways, but I don’t really consider it terribly dystopian. It’s futuristic and noir, but I wanted a strong magical element in it. And I loved the concept of the gods being so immersed in our society—in Fury’s world, they live among us and have returned full force to the world. But none of them are stronger than Gaia herself.
Blood Music (Bewitching Bedlam #1—prequel novelette)
Holiday Spirits (Chintz ‘n China holiday novella—wrap up of series)
Fury’s Magic (Fury Unbound #2)
Fury Rising (Fury Unbound #1)
Shadow Silence (Whisper Hollow #2)
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