::Vampire Novels – An interview with D’Elen McClain author of The Fang Chronicles.

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D’Elen’s book was released the summer of 2011. I read the excerpt from her blog and the storyline looks like it will be a good read. Here responses to my interview questions were delightful, interesting and fun to read, I look forward to D’Elen’s book The Fang Chronicles.

D’Elen McClain author of The Fang Chronicles

1) Tell us your latest news. I’ve just finished writing The Fang Chronicles Book I. It is currently being edited by Toni Rakestraw. I have also set up my new blog for the book and all things FANG http://thefangchronicles.wordpress.com

2) When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always been a writer and it began early on with my love of books. My writing is like my reading and it’s very eclectic. I write fiction and non-fiction. There really is not an answer to the why except the stories in my head must get out somehow.

3) What would your ideal career be, if you couldn’t be an author? In real life I am a sex crime’s and homicide detective. I love my job though I do look forward to retiring someday and writing full time.

4) How did you come up with your book’s title? It popped into my head about three chapters into writing the book. I couldn’t believe there wasn’t already a popular series with the title.

5) Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)? I travel for work and will be in Austen, Texas next month for a sexual assault conference. I explore the areas I travel for use in future books.

6) What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I work on several books at once. When I develop writer’s block or I’m not sure where to take the story next I switch books. I write fiction (mystery/humor), non-fiction and paranormal.

7) Do you ever research real events, legends, or myths to get ideas? I save the research for my true-crime books. It’s one of the reasons I love paranormal, I can write the world straight from my mind.

8) Which of your characters is your favorite? Definitely Marcus. He’s the main hunk, strong but vulnerable. I’ve been married to the best man on earth for more than half my life. Marcus has my husband written all over him.

9) Which of your characters is most/least like you, and in what way(s)? All of the women. I could not have a main female character that is not strong. If I do have a weak female in my book I will probably kill her off.

10) Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, and why? Philip the house wolf. He can cook and that’s what I would have him doing. I love to eat but I hate cooking so no one else in the book would have a chance as a dinner date.

11) Do you ever come up with anything so wild that you scare yourself that leaves you wondering where that came from? My mother passed the gift of books and reading to me. She also gave me the love of the macabre. I write short stories and I always kill my mother off. It’s become something of a joke and we may be the only two people on earth that understand the humor.

12) Where do you as an author draw the line on gory descriptions and/or erotic content? When it comes to gory there is no limit. It’s one of the reasons I love my day job. I have no problem with a good sex scene but I don’t need it to go on for pages. Every time I think I have a limit about something I would or would not like, an author changes my mind.

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