By now you all know the drill. I kidnap some lovely author (virtually, of course) and subject them to my fiendish riddles of doom. For everyone not inhabiting my bizarre personal universe, that means that I ask them questions about their books. Today it’s the turn of Jason T Graves, another author taking part in the awesome indie giveaway, to tell us about his writing and Blood Roses.
Madeline and Marissa were born under the sign of Libra. I assume that means they will bring balance to the force.
If you could be friends in real life with any of your characters, who would it be and why?
Wilhelm; he is wise, kind, well-travelled, highly educated, and rich.
Have you ever written a character that you’ve disliked so much you’ve scrapped them from a work?
A few times; Some of the people in Blood Roses are annoying enough to me that they die in the sequel.
Which of your characters would frighten you if you met them in real life?
Corelis and the undead Godek.
Describe your book in one word.
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Dashingly normal and audaciously humble.
Do you ever consult friends when you’re stuck with a plot?
In addition to my wife, I have circle of writer friends and beta readers who I consult with about issues that I have with my stories. I don’t usually get stuck on a point to that degree, though. If I have problems with a story, I set it aside and work on another story until the problem with the first unblocks and a solution presents itself.
What’s your personal kryptonite?
Doughnuts… they are the Dr. Horrible of pastries, and I cannot leave them be.
If you could converse, a la Dr Dolittle, with one type of animal, which would it be and why?
Cetaceans (dolphins and whales). I would ask them why they keep forgiving us despite our slaughter of them, and what they dream about.
Tea or coffee?
Tea… Chai. Rooibos. White. Green. Herbal.
You can find out more about Jason and his books at the following locations: