Mary Ann Nicholson and Jessica Bloczynski both tagged me for this prestigious award. I’m going to do my best to answer their sets of questions, and then pass the love to more writer peeps.

Jessica’s questions:

1) What first inspired your current WIP?

My current WIP is a sequel to my first book The Children of the Fianna. In that book my protagonist Elizabeth Tanner learns her mother is prisoner in an alternate dimension. In this book, The Children of Lir, she sets out along with her sexy Celtic warrior boyfriend, Finn O’Connell, to go find her.

As a mother myself, I wanted to write a book about mothers and the sacrifices mothers make for their children. But more than that, I wanted this book to be an exploration of Elizabeth’s mother Niamh and the life she led as a freedom fighter before Elizabeth was born. I remember a point in my early twenties when I began to see my parents as real people, as people who make mistakes, have regrets, who are also in the process of understanding what it means to be fully realized human beings. In many ways I wanted to recapture that experience…with a lot of fighting, and sex, and magic, and cool outfits, of course.
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