Q- What made you finally decide to write Nessa’s story?
A- It wasn’t so much of an active decision on my part. It was that Nessa was ready for her story to be told. I’m not one of the writers who plots things out-the stories come as they are ready to be told and Nessa was finally read to let me tell her story.
Q- The world of The Hunter’s and Nessa’s journey in particular, go to some rather dark places. Is it ever difficult to go there and expose that dark side of human nature through your characters?
A- Not really. If the story didn’t naturally flow that way and I tried to force it, then yes, it would be hard, but I just go with what the story wants.
Q- With the Hunter’s world being made of various supernatural beings (Were’s Vampires, Witches) did you base your mythology on any existing folklore and what kind of research have you done for the different spells used in your stories?
A- Well, I’ve always read a lot of paranormal and fantasy works and I’ve read up a lot of the folklore behind vampires and werewolves, but that’s the closest to ‘true’ research I can say I’ve done. With the Hunters, it’s mostly just imagination, I’m afraid.
Q- Readers get to know the character of the vampire Hunter, Dominic Ralston in Hunter’s Fall. His back story seems very sad and emotional, will we learn more about him in future books or short stories?
Q- As the series has progressed the world has gotten more complex. What is it like writing such a long series, how many more books can fans anticipate?
A- Oh, that’s a question I have no answer for. I’ll continue writing the books as long as the stories keep coming to me easily. If it gets to the point that I’m forcing them or they feel like they are becoming redundant, I’ll move on. Nothing sucks so much as a series that’s gone stale.
Q- Which couple from the Hunter’s World did you find most rewarding to create and why?
A- Probably Dom and Nessa…because it took so long to tell their story.
Q- Do you have any mental images for some of the Hunters…inquiring minds want to know;)?
A- Afraid not-I have images in my mind, but I rarely see anybody that matches them.
Q- What is next for you? Anything you can tease us with?
A- The next book due out is an ebook, one of my Grimm stories, called LOCKED IN SILENCE. After that, my romantic suspense series from Ballantine, which I’m so nervous about. Afraid I can’t give you details on that one, though…I’m keeping it close to my chest. I do have excerpts from the books posted at my site, if the readers want to check it out.
Nessa lost her memory following a near-death experience. Dominic is a Hunter dealing with his own problems with memory and sanity. When the two are put together to battle the forces of darkness-while trying to restore what they’ve lost-their all-consuming passion becomes an even greater unknown.
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