Today the feature author is one that goes by a few names, but I recently discovered her under her newest name J. C. Daniles with the release of Blade Song, which is a book that I think will appeal to many readers of the paranormal genre. Please Welcome to Blood Rose Books Today:
J. C. Daniels
You have been reading since you were a child, is there still a story or fairy tale that still inspires you today?
I don’t really read much of anything that I used to read as a kid, except for Mercedes Lackey…I started reading her in middle school, I think. I do still enjoy the Bunnicula books and Through the Eyes of Opalina…I passed on a love of those books to my kids.
You have been writing since you were fairly young and have a great love for Vampires, what paranormal creature do you think would be the hardest to write a story about?
Your first pen name was Shiloh Walker and you have changed to J. C. Daniels due to the fact that you were writing too much. Your new pen name is a play on three people who are important in your life. Can you share your relationship or the names of the people who inspired your new name?
Well, I haven’t exactly changed names, so much as picked up another one… LOL. I’ll continue to write under
Shiloh—it’s just that my urban fantasy series and some future projects will come out under J.C. I’ll continue to write romantic suspense as Shiloh, and the name change doesn’t affect any of my current series.
I played off a variation of my kids’ names and initials. I don’t give their actual names out for privacy reasons.
What do you think would be the hardest or most challenging genre to write a novel in and why?
For me, personally? One that bores me. No, seriously…I think a solid SF book would be hard. The tech has to be there, but a well-written SF book with engaging characters and a great plot is a thing of beauty. I enjoy SF, but too often the tech overwhelms the book, for me, at least, so I like it when there is a meld of everything. That is something I’d have a very hard time with. And I’m not exactly tech-minded.
Kit is a very interesting character who has been defined by her up bringing within the Aneira culture and her family. Did you start out with the intent of having Kit as a damaged character? Was it hard to write about Kit’s past? Will we get to see any of Kit’s actual family? (I know I am really interested in learning more about Kit’s past as well as her family)
Whether or not I’m able to explore more of her family depends on how the first book goes, though… I want to write more in the world, so I’m hoping the things go well with BLADE SONG. If it does, then I do have plans for more books, and we’ll learn more about Kit, yes…possibly more of her family.
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