Paradox series by Patti Roberts sometime in mid-January. Now, in a follow-up, here are three questions that I asked, plus, a contest!
Me: What is your favourite character? Does having a favourite character make it easier to write about her?
Patti: I have so many favorite characters. They become my favorite usually because it is so easy to get into their heads so writing dialogue for them becomes so effortless, natural. You can actually picture them saying and doing the things they do.
Me:Are any of your characters based on people you know?
Patti: No characters are based on people I know. Some of the characters traits and names are though.
Me: And finally, an unrelated question: What bookshops do you recommend if someone visits Cairns?
Patti: That is hard to say. most of the big ones have closed down because so much is available on line nowadays. I will have to check for you :))
And since I'm sure that I left out many questions that you're wondering about, don't worry, Patti has a wonderful Question and Answer page here that goes beyond the usual "questions-about-motivations" into questions about the world of Paradox.
In addition, Patti is currently hosting an art contest. She's looking for art work/fanart based on the Paradox series, and apart from having your images published in the book or her blog (credited, of course), prizes include, and I quote: "There are complimentary ebooks, t-shirts, caps, posters, tote bags and signed copies of the paperback version that the winners artwork is published and credited in."
I may not be artistic, but I'm sure many of you are. And if you're stuck for inspiration, Patti has a list of ideas on the contest page that you can use. ^_^