Peace, Love, and Murder (A Bo Forrester Mystery)
You were an avid reader as a child. What kind of books did you read? Have your reading habits changed over time?
In college, I majored in English and my tastes became more literary. I love the classics. But I still love mysteries and of course urban fantasy. It’s an incredibly fun genre, and I know my younger self would have approved.
In the books you’ve written, who is you favourite character and why?
Would you want to live in the zombie, werewolf, etc. infested Boston of your books?
What was the first novel (published or unpublished) that you wrote and how long did it take to write it?
Does having an English PhD help with your writing?
You started your career as a medievalist. Why did you turn to writing urban fantasy rather than medieval-based fantasy?
When and where do you write?
What’s the best/worst thing about writing?
Best thing: Getting paid to play with my imaginary friends. And also the feeling of deep satisfaction that comes after a good writing session. There’s nothing like it.
What is something you didn’t know about the publishing industry before you had your first book published?
Do you have any advice for hopeful authors?
Any tips against writers block?
How do you discipline yourself to write?
How many rejection letters did you get for your first novel or story?