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Q. Do you do any special research for your novels?
I seriously thought about hopping in my car and running away. Like lots of times thought about it. (I’m even thinking about it right now) I didn’t have to do too much research. But in my current WIP, the follow up to Phoenix, my main character Amanda is having a lot of new and emotional experiences, having to put aside her fears to be confident in her own strength and power. So I think I’m going to have to push myself towards some of these experiences to draw the reader deeper into her psyche.
Q. What made you pick your particular genre?
Phoenix is commercial fiction with mystery and romance elements. I didn’t set out to write in a genre, the story came to me that way. I found that to be somewhat of a hindrance when I was querying it – some agents telling me they liked the story and writing but it didn’t fit neatly into one package. My publisher, GoodMedia Press, didn’t find that to be a problem, which is really refreshing to find a publisher that likes cross-dressers, I mean, uh, cross-genres …