As promised last week, here is the second part of my double header featuring the lovely Emma Meade. Below is the interview I conducted with her via email in it's entirety. Please Enjoy!
Question: Your website www.emmameadebooks.com shows that you have written primarily in either the YA genre or the paranormal romance genre. What attracts you to these particular genres? What made you want to write for them?
Hi, Laura. I grew up reading the Point Horror series and watching The X- Files. I loved telling ghost stories and watching horror films. In fact, one of the first horrors I remember watching is Child’s Play when I was probably only seven or eight. It frightened the life out of me, but I realised I liked to be scared, when it came to books and films at least. Writing anything else never really occurred to me, although I did attempt to write a contemporary novel when I was at college, but I only made it as far as chapter three or four before I gave up. Buffy is my favourite TV show of all time. I adored the idea of a vampire being in love with a slayer. There’s something beautiful about supernatural-human relationships, so I devour paranormal romances.
Question: You list the author Marian Keyes as one of your major literary loves. Do you see her influence in your writing? If so, how?
I don’t see her influence in my writing at all. Reading as many paranormal books as I do, it’s great to have some time off from that genre, and Marian’s witty style is my break from the realm of the supernatural. She writes contemporary women’s fiction, intelligent chick-lit is what I like to call it, completely different to the paranormal stuff I read.
Question: Night Sighs seems to have developed quite a following on Amazon. Are there any plans for a sequel or continuation of the story of Tristan and Alex?
The majority of feedback I got on Night Sighs was that people enjoyed it and were intrigued by Alex and Tristan, but they wanted to see more than a short story. And so did I. I’m currently working on a novel based on these characters, called Night Whispers. All going well, it will be out sometime next year.
Question: How would you describe your writing style? If a fan picked up one of your stories without your name written on it, how would they recognize it as one of yours?
Tough question. I like to think I’m good at creating atmosphere and setting, so hopefully people would recognise my work from that element.
Question: So what can your fans expect for 2013?
Fingers crossed, Night Whispers will be out next year and people will be curious to see what Alex and Tristan are getting up to, and I’d like to go back and finish a novel I started about witches. I should have time to work on that once Night Whispers is complete.
Great questions, Laura, different to the ones I usually get asked. Thanks for having me.
It was a pleasure, Emma!