24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone?
Death doesn’t usually play a big part of romance, but there’s been a lot of close calls. Nothing too out of the ordinary though: sabotage of a space ship, poison, crashes, near-drowning . . . When death does occur, it’s usually deserved, like the guy who went crazy and then was torn apart by an even crazier man. A couple of times an innocent had to be sacrificed – a fairy died from iron poisoning or a pregnant woman was sacrificed on an altar (two different novels) – but these are usually few and far between.
25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.
In my trunked fantasy novel, Jessica started out with a cat but when she got sucked into another dimension I didn’t think it was fair to leave the cat behind so I wrote him out of her story. In the sequel (also trunked because it doesn’t make sense if I don’t have the first one finished) she acquires a dog, but he’s not really a dog he’s a thief who was transformed into a dog.
I actually had a lot of fun writing about him – he gets away with stuff a human companion wouldn’t because she keeps forgetting he’s a dog. Since she was the one who accidentally transformed him, she feels it’s only fair to take care of him until she can change him back. She’s pretty much all alone in this dimension, so it’s only natural she starts to develop a bond with this “dog”.