Just Like My Coffee’ has an interesting storyline just like its title. How did you come up with a character like Jolene? Did someone from your real life inspired it?
In Just Like My Coffee, the main character, Jolene is part me and someone else. The way she was close to her mother, and the way she wasn't prepared for the mother's death is similar to my own experience. Jolene came from wanting to create a woman who is flawed, possibly damaged, misunderstood, and yet has enough qualities to attract a good guy and somehow keeps him attracted to something about her.
How was the plot of ‘Love and a Heart Place’ born?
The plot for Love And A Heart Place was born from another story idea I was writing and half way through I didn't like it. I had to soften up all the characters which became a complete rewrite.
Where did you get inspiration for the character of Valentine in ‘Love and a Heart Place’?
Valentine started out as this miserable person and a lot older. She was based on a family member who blamed everything gone wrong in her life on her parents. I started imagining how her life could have been different if she'd treated people nicer and exerted a little more effort into going for what she wanted. Valentine, in Love And A Heart Place, is the result of a younger woman who is headed down the road to bitterness but saw a chance for love and went for it.
Out of the three books in The Fairlight Novels Series, which one was the most challenging to write and why?
I'm loving writing The Fairlight Novels series. Of the three books, the most challenging was Come Into The Light. I introduced two new love interests just for the heck of it to see how Velvet does with so much sexual tension and not ruin her character. Also, I challenged myself to keep the characters diverse while making the paranormal world bigger and more inclusive.
DarkestEyeBooks@gmail.com NovelistSandra Hall