It doesn’t take much, that’s for sure. Once the leaves start changing color, I’m there. I love the weather and the food and the excitement of picking the right presents for my loved ones.
2. Do you let others know you’re in the “holiday mood” (outside of this interview of course)? How? Do you find it ever so slightly influencing your writing even if only in the back of your mind this time of year?
As much as I adore the holidays, I don’t do much decorating and never wear themed clothing, so letting others know I’m in a holiday mood usually boils down to me asking for specific food items and shopping lists.
3. Your forthcoming release, Last Kiss Goodnight, has a lot of seasonally appropriate red on its cover but that couldn’t be further from the story. Why are you drawn to subjects out of this world, paranormal, etc.?
I’m big, big, big on possibilities. Nothing is impossible!
4. Last Kiss Goodnight also stars a deaf girl. Were there any difficulties telling her story?
To be honest, there were all kinds of difficulties with this book. And, actually, the story you read is not the first one I wrote—with good reason. I turned it in and my editor and I agreed I’d missed the potential by miles. So, we plotted a new second half, and I was inspired on every level. I buckled down, and then boom, everything finally flowed.
5. You have an extensive back catalogue of popular novels, many in particular exhibit extensive world-building and intriguing images. Which would you like to see filmed? Any actors in mind? Actresses? Directors?
I’d love to see Last Kiss Goodnight filmed. The magic of the circus, the terrible treatment of the otherworlders locked in those cages, the glitz and glam of the acts in the big red tent, the blossoming love between Solo (the beast) and Vika (the deaf beauty)…yeah, a movie would make me shiver! I’d also love to see Alice in Zombieland filmed. The fight between zombies and slayers (in 3D!) could be amazing! Oh, oh, and Beauty Awakened could be super cool. Those warriors…those wings…yeah. I’m sold.
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles, Otherworld Assassins, Angels of the Dark, Lords of the Underworld, and several of other series. She has written over thirty novels and novellas. Her books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.
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