I always like to say that The Dark Divine was born out of a perfect storm of thoughts, emotions, and memories that suddenly came together in my head on a dark night in January 2005. I was thinking about the song “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service, my new favorite TV show (Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns), a book I had recently read (SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson), and a random memory from the 9th grade. I looked up at a billboard at a stop light, and a conversation between a brother and a sister popped into my head. They were discussing an old friend who had suddenly reappeared in their lives. “He’s dangerous. You have to stay away from him,” the brother warned his sister.
If your book was opted for a movie – Which actors do you think would best recreate the main characters in The Dark Divine?
Daniel is the easiest: Taylor Kitsch. I was watching Friday Night Lights one night with my hubby and Riggins (Taylor’s character) looked up at the camera with his beautiful brooding eyes, and I suddenly yelled, “It’s him! He’s Daniel!” And hubby totally agreed (somewhat begrudgingly because, you know, Taylor is so darn hot).
Can you share a teaser with us to get us *salivating*?
“Daniel!” I called as the engine roared to life.
“What? No. I can’t”
I’m currently working on a sequel for The Dark Divine. It is so much fun to get to spend more time with some of my favorite characters (and a few new ones). And it’s also fun to get to answer a few of the questions readers will have at the end of the first book.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
In my personal life, I’d say my two little boys. They are huge handful, but they are also very loving and creative, and it just melts my heart whenever they ask if they can tell me a story. The literary world had better watch out for those two in a couple of decades!
Where do you hope to take your writing in the future?
I have several books inside of me, so I hope to always be writing, and always creating more stories in my head—and hopefully people will want to keep paying me for them. :)
After the sequel for TDD, I hope to publish other paranormal novels and even a few realistic ones.
What question are you never asked in interviews but wish you were?
Can I send you a box of chocolates? Yes. Yes you can. As long as it is dark chocolate and dairy free :)
Is there anything else you want people to know about yourself or the book?
I am really really really excited to share the story with everyone and I hope you all enjoy it. I absolutely love writing and being an author is a dream-come-true. Oh, and also, I love chocolate (hehe). Thanks for the interview!