Saturday, June 2, 2012

Shae Wynters interview

We are joined tody by author Shae Wynters, she's been kind enough to answer some questions for us!

1. Tell us about Lexia, how did she come about?

Lexia’s story came to me shortly before I started writing A Skinwalker’s Legacy. When I
write, I usually think of a situation and then I think about what type of characters that world
would inhabit and then the story grows from there.

With Lexia, I knew I wanted someone who worked with the police but wasn’t a police officer
herself. She would have special abilities that allowed her to solve cases and especially
introduce the opening conflict that would get the story going. Lexia turned out to be a fun
character. I consider her a mix of Vicki Nelson (from the Blood Books and Blood Ties tv
series by Tanya Huff) and Sara Pezzini of Witchblade fame with the appearance of actress
Kerry Washington.

2. Tell us something people would find surprising about you.

I’m a gamer. I love video games, especially RPGs and I’ve always been into roleplaying
since I was a teen. There’s something about immersing oneself in a story that really gets the
creative juices running, especially when roleplaying a particular character. I gained a few
new story ideas from those instances!

3. Do you have any phobias?

Germs and complete and utter darkness.

4. What is your favorite genre to write?

Probably almost anything speculative. I love creating worlds and rules for them. Seems like
almost anything can happen and it really gets my creativity rolling!

5. Do you have a favorite author?

Oh man, there are so many good ones. It’s tough to choose one! I would probably go with
Anne Rice because her Vampire Chronicles were so influential in my own work.

6. What’s next for you?

I’m currently working on a contemporary romance with this pen name, two continuing series
on my main pen and some novellas including a historical romance and short sci-fi romance.
I have a full plate but time has definitely been testing me lately!

About the Author

Shae Wynters is the pen name of an award winning, best selling author who has been writing for more than twenty years and has been professionally published for eleven years. A bonafide vampire, fantasy, sensual romance and speculative fiction lover, Shae sometimes meshes all these elements together for a rip roaring story to entertain her spectrum of readers.

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