I get a lot of questions in a week or a two because I try to make myself available to all my readers across multiple platforms. However lately, they’ve been getting a little different and because my better judgment flew the coop, I’ve decided to compile some of them.
- Do you practice these kills before you write about them to make sure it works? – Regarding the D&R novels and the answer is no, I don’t want to go to prison.
- Is Nadine related to Jeff Daniels? – Regarding The Dysfunctional Chronicles. I’m guessing since Jeff Daniels is a real person and Nadine Daniels is a fictional one, they are in no way related.
- Do you worry that a serial killer will read your book and hunt you down to make you a statistic? – Regarding D&R novels. I didn’t until this exact moment. You don’t know where I live, right?
- Am I going to enjoy this book? – Regarding Dark Cotillion. Beats me. Do you like long, rambling, urban fantasy novels with lots of backstory and demons? If you answered yes!, you might enjoy it… But I’m not going to guarantee it.
- Why didn’t Sean and her have an affair? – Regarding the short story series in Tales to Read Before the End of the World. Because then I wouldn’t have had the plot arc for the short story series.
- I liked this short story, but it was too short. What motivated the cat to hide in the closet? How’d he get trapped once inside? Why can’t the 12 year old grow up and go investigate? Who leaves a 12 year old boy home alone? – Regarding flash fiction piece After Dark in Terrorific Tales. This is not Schrodinger’s Cat. It’s a normal pet cat. It went into the closet because cats do that, there was no motivation. And cats get trapped in things all the time; rooms, closets, jars, etc. They are genetically predisposed to being stuck in things. Why is leaving a 12 year old boy home alone a problem? And why do you expect him to man up and check out creepy noises?
- You have names wrong; Anubis was the Greek God of Love. Astros was the Egyptian God of Death. – Regarding the Brenna Strachan series. I’m fairly certain that Astros is a baseball team in Houston and Eros was the Greek God of Love.
- I feel bad for the lady that faked her vacation. Does she have a GoFundMe page that I can donate to and help her have a real vacation? – Regarding a short story in Tales to Read Before the End of the World. No, she doesn’t, it’s fiction. Note to Self: Maybe I should set her up a GoFundMe page, I could use a vacation.
- Why do your characters throw up when they have a migraine? Why can’t they get diarrhea? – Regarding Aislinn Cain’s migraines in the D&R novels. If I had to take a wild stab in the dark, I’d say it’s because vomit is easier to clean up and I don’t want to write scenes where Cain needs to change clothes because of anal leakage.
- Why is there so much blood? – Regarding Fortified Dreams. Because there are approximately 100 serial killers not to mention cops and other people in it. I can’t have all 100 serial killers be stranglers. Besides, this is book 11… they’ve all had blood in them.
- Your characters shouldn’t smoke cigarettes, it promotes bad habits and poor health. They should do something else, like smoke pot or drink cups of tea. – Regarding D&R. Well, if they smoked pot, which is not legal in every state, they might go to jail and they probably wouldn’t catch as many serial killers. With regards to drinking cups of tea, it’s really hard to sit down and brew a pot of tea when you’re staking out a house waiting for signs that you have a serial killer on your hands. Also, Aislinn would break a ton of cups using them as weapons. Plus, none of my characters should be role models.
- I don’t remember hearing about this on the news. Do you have the article? – Regarding Tortured Dreams. Nope, because it’s fiction.
- Asexual is the same as bisexual so why doesn’t Aislinn have a girlfriend/boyfriend? – Regarding D&R. Because asexual is pretty much the antonym of bisexual, not the synonym. I think you have the definition of asexual confused with something else.
Ok, back to work or something like it.