In a world of media so riddled with zombies, Araminta Star Matthews owes part of the success of her zombie fiction franchise to two key elements: strong characters who happen to be young women, and an ability to craft the knuckle-grinding tension so apparent in her first book, Blind Hunger.
What is the hardest part of writing a male voice convincingly? LJ: To be perfectly honest I found Edward’s voice surprisingly easy. I grew up with five brothers and have always worked in a male dominated industry, so I’m bombarded daily with the way the male mind works. Having a
How has Shakespearean acting helped you with your historical writing? CE—Characters I play onstage and the characters I write about in my novels come from the same source. There is a place in my subconscious where all these people live, ready to tell their stories. They don’t seem to care which
Fiction writers can change the world. We can even make it better! It’s easy to see the effects of certain books on the world. Religious texts, for example: The Bible. The Koran. The Book of the Dead… The list goes on. These books have changed the world. Some say for