I dove deep with some awesome questions from Lucy Hounsom from Breaking the Glass Slipper!We covered everything from increasing representation in SFF to why I chose to include my profession as an archaeologist in my fiction. Be sure to read the whole interview on her site!
LH: You seem equally comfortable working in science fiction as fantasy. Do you have a preferred genre, or does the setting depend on the story you wish to tell?
VSH: It does depend on the character and story I’m working on. While I’m a plotter, the initial inspiration and resulting scene happens organically. A character or situation pops into my head and I dig into who they are, how they got themselves into whatever the situation is, and then the story unfolds from there. The answers to my first few questions usually define what the genre is. For example, in the first scene in the Nel Bently books...read more