Denai Bound Blog Tour: Guest post – What Inspired Me To Write My Main Character

The tour bus is definitely bus today. We’re off to the That’s What I’m Talking About Blog for another guest post. Thanks to Jen for hosting us!

Originally published on That’s What I’m Talking About

What Inspired To Me To Write My Main Character

I got bored of contemporary fiction when I was a teenager. My first urban fantasy novel was Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison and I absolutely loved it. I’ve always had a fascination with witches and it was nice to read about them being betrayed in a good way instead of being persecuted. I think this was probably what inspired me to start writing my own paranormal/urban fantasy novel.

I’d had this character floating around my head for a long time and always knew her name was Cate McCray and that she was a witch. Reading about immortals was something I always enjoyed in paranormal novels so that inspired me too. The story went through several different incarnations before I finally settled on one idea.

The idea was there would be a woman who was extremely powerful and born with a lot of authority over people. Her working in law enforcement seemed to fit with that idea.

I wondered, what would this woman be like? And what kind of person would love her? She turned out to be a very strong and independent woman, feisty and she tells it like it is which is one of the things I love about her. But she always has a vulnerable side too.

Check back tomorrow to see where the tour bus is headed to next.

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