Hello and welcome to Vivaciously, Vivian's feature interview with the wonderful (and Canadian!) author and screenwriter Heather Beck! -applause- She's the author of books including "Whispers in the Shadows" and "Haunted". In this interview, Heather shares the inside perspective of juggling writing both novels and screenplays and dishes on her latest book. Check out her awesome answers in the interview below!
Welcome to Vivaciously, Vivian Heather! How are you?
Hi, Vivian! I’m doing great. Thanks so much for having me on your amazing blog.
Q: A lot of your books seem to have a deliciously intriguing dark side, from your new book to some of your others. Is there a special something that brought you to explore that particular tone?
A: My fascination with paranormal tales began in childhood from a cause unknown even to myself. It’s just a genre I’ve always been drawn to because it explores new worlds bound only by the limits of one’s imagination. As someone with a lot of imagination, writing these stories is a true joy as well as a great outlet for my creativity. Regarding the dark tone of my work, that probably stems from my love of a good scary story. I’m not into violence or gore though, so my work is more about suspense, creepy characters and fantastical mythology. I could discuss how these fictional monsters are a representation of our fears externalized so we can defeat them, but in the end it’s simply the most fun genre to read or write.
Read more after the jump!