Today I'm interviewing Sloan St.James so we can all learn more about her and her new book.
Sloan, where did your inspiration or ideas come from for The Dark Shield?
When writing The Dark Plain a character came to me that seemed to scream at me and say..."Ok, I'll be in this one but you better write my story." Of course, I didn't have much choice not to write his story.
Please use 4 words to describe yourself.
Compassionate, Pleaser, Listener, and Bean Counter, ( I know that's two words)
Do you have an unusual writing quirk?
I have repeatedly tried to write during the day but it seems the creative side of my brain doesn't wake up until 10pm. I would consider that a quirk.
What's next for you or what are you working on now?
I'm in the process of editing The Dark Legacy, which is a prequeal in "The Dark" series. I've also finished up a reincarnation story entitled "Echoing Dreams" that is as near an autobiography as one can get if you check into past lives. :-)
What is it about Ireland and Celtic elements that draws you to write about it?
I could say it's my Irish heritage, but I think it's more the mystical qualities both Ireland and Scotland have. They're rich in legends and folklore that work on the imagination. It just seems like a good base for stories.
Please tell us about the hero and heroine of this book.
Conner Wolfe considers himself to be a good cop and a loving son, that just happens to be a liar and a murderer.
Di O'Dea is a compassionate nurse, and willing to give her life for those she loves, and does.
I can't wait to read your book, Sloan. I've ordered it. It's supposed to be out in June, right? I know it will be a deep, emotion-filled treat!