| JANE EDERLYN | Jane: We had to pinpoint a beginning. Once we found a candidate that could be her mom, we took creative license, manipulated history, and voila… Marie was born. Uncaged: Do you read your reviews on your books? Do they influence your story at all? Ederlyn: Absolutely. We read all of them. As far as influencing a story, most of the time not only is the plot already set, but we are too far ahead to make changes, but we are listening—just saying. Jane: Positive or negative, we appreciate the feedback. For so long our characters were just in our heads. Now that they are out in the world, when readers connect, it makes us gush. Uncaged: Some authors fashion their characters loosely around people they know in life. Are any of the characters or some of their nuances part of people you know? Ederlyn: We get inspiration from everywhere and never know what is going to spark an idea. As far as people…who watches Grey’s Anatomy? The cocky, bad boy, flirty, irresistible grin of Dr. McSteamy was an inspiration for our hero, Odin. <sigh> Jane: <sigh> Uncaged: What do you find the most challenging to write? The easiest? Ederlyn: The most challenging would be the black moment because you have to be in that frame of mind, vested and feeling the sadness, anger, or whatever emotion the character is experiencing. And yes we cry. The easiest for us is dialogue. Jane: Yes, the easiest is dialogue. Love the ban-
ter. Warning—have your hankies ready for book two. Uncaged: What are your favorite genres to read right now? Who are some of your favorite authors? Do you like to read books that are part of series? We read and listen to a lot of books. :) Jane: My favorite genres are paranormal and suspense. Love Jane Ederlyn (LOL). Seriously, I enjoy many authors, but some of my faves are Anne Rice, Laura Griffin, and who doesn’t love Jane Austen? Ederlyn: Mine are paranormal and historical fiction. Some of my favorite authors include Charlaine Harris, Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and of course Jane Austen. We both love reading series. When you fall in love with characters, one book is never enough! Uncaged: Where is your favorite place to write? Do you prefer quiet, or do you like to listen to music while writing? Jane: Our most rewarding creativity occurs while driving. Yes, while driving! We don’t even fight it anymore. We don’t know what ignites the creativity, but when we get into a car our brains spark and go. Thank goodness for Siri voice recorded notes and laptops. And thank goodness we drive a lot. But no worries, safety first. Ederlyn: We do have a normal office, but it’s a work in progress. It’s currently full of boxes of books waiting for us to buy new bookshelves. When we’re not driving…we write on the sofa with a laptop mirrored on the television.
Issue 8 | March 2017 |
Published on Mar 1, 2017