First to introduce the author.
Now for the interview
What inspired you to write Broods of Fenrir ?
I was inspired to write Broods by a love of Norse mythology and the desire to write werewolves in a different way. The history of werewolves is so vast, and I think in today’s fiction they’ve gotten a bit one-dimensional, so I wanted to go a different way with them.
Who is the artist[s], fanboying here! Lol
Amanda Kelsey at Razzle Dazzle Design made my cover. She’s amazingly talented. I love the cover she made for this book. She’s working on the cover for my next release right now. I can’t wait to see it.
What was your favorite scene[s] to write in Broods of Fenrir ?
There’s a scene where Dagny leaves Brand that was one of the most painful I’ve ever written. I enjoyed the emotion there, and it gives such a wonderful snapshot of who Brand is.
What got you in to reading and at what age , what sort of books did you like reading as a child?
I’ve always been a big reader. I don’t really remember a time in my life when I didn’t read. I went through a long phase when you I was young where all I read was animal books. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell was my favorites for many years—a very sad story, but wonderful too.
Do you have a set routine when you are writing?
I don’t have any kind of set routine. Sometimes I write at my desk, sometimes at the kitchen table and sometimes on my couch. It depends on the mood I’m in that day.
Are you a plotter or just write what the characters feel like to saying? [to me all characters are like real people]
I’m not much of a plotter. For the most part I just put my characters in situations and explore the world through their eyes.
Have you any other books in the making at the moment?
I’ve got a more traditional fantasy called Elements of Rebellion coming out at the end of March or beginning of April. I’ve started a second book in the Broods world as well, but that one won’t be out until probably the end of the summer.
Any song[s] that fit perfectly with Broods of Fenrir scenes /characters or the book itself?
I’ve always thought Do What You Have To Do by Sarah McLachlan is the song that represents the Brand and Dagny romance. There are forces pulling them apart and though they both know they probably shouldn’t be together they can’t let go.
Why should we read Broods of Fenrir ?
Broods features a different kind of werewolf. There’s a lot of action, and a strong romantic plotline. It has aspects of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy.
This or that segment
Vanilla or chocolate
summer or winter
Winter. I don’t like the heat.
Vampires, faeries or zombies
Lately probably faeries. I’ve been researching a lot of folklore lately, and some of the faery stories are really interesting.
Synopsis: Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away.For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.