As a kid, I loved comic books and fantasy stories. Dungeons and Dragons was my favorite game, and, trust me, being a girl in the 1980’s with those interests wasn’t cool. It didn’t stop me, though. I loved what I loved.
Later, those same interests led me to mythology and folklore and the study of religion. If it has to do with ancient gods, then I’m there. The same is true for the paranormal. Ghosts? Demons? Things that go ‘bump’ in the night? I’m your girl. I love that stuff!
Midkemia, Middle Earth, and Dresden’s Chicago are some of my favorite vacations spots, and I enjoy catching the bad guy with Bishop’s Special Crimes Unit. (Of course, I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts letter, too.) And movies? Nothing beats the creep factor of the horror movies of the 1930’s and 1940’s with Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, and Boris Karloff.
I think that’s why I created Grevared and the Shadow Walkers. They live in a world where angels and fairies exist with humans, and demons have their own society. Creatures prey on the good citizens of the world, and the Shadow Walkers are the super heroes, complete with the distrust that comes along with some of them. The gods choose their champions, and the Shadow Walkers get to go on quests. Their world exists in a void space, so few of our laws of physics make sense. There’s magic and shapeshifting, but they can still travel by locomotive and keep their perishables in a Cold Box. It’s everything I love all rolled into one.