Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday's Guest S Peters-Davis #MFRWAuthor #BWLPublishing #Mysteries Paranormal Young adult

What's your genre or do you write in more than one?

SPD – Hello, Janet and everyone visiting Eclectic Writer: ) I’m excited to be here – thanks so much, Janet, for having me.

In answer to your question, I write a mix of genre – supernatural, paranormal, suspense-thriller, crime and romance for both mainstream and Young Adult readers. I write mainstream as S. Peters-Davis and YA as DK Davis.

Did you choose your genre or did it choose you?

SPD – Great question, and I guess “both” would be the correct answer. I write pretty much what I enjoy reading…sort of ingrained since childhood.

Is there any genre you'd like to try?  Or is there one you wouldn't?

SPD – I’m writing something new with the Kendra Spark Series crime-suspense-thriller along with the supernatural, paranormal romance part. This mainstream series is something new for me…and I have to admit, I’m really enjoying the research and writing.

What fiction do you read for pleasure?

SPD – I read a number of genres – my favorite is paranormal romance, but I also enjoy crime, mystery, historical, and fantasy, as long as there’s at least an element of romance included. I read young adult fiction also…in the same genre.

Tell me a bit about yourself and how long you've been writing.

SPD – I’m a mom of two amazing daughters, and a grandmother of five, ranging from 6 years to 21 years. My husband and I married young and our children came soon after. We live in the same village/town in Southwest Michigan where we grew up, but the population has boomed since, so it’s more like an expanding metropolis.

I started writing seriously about fifteen years ago, although I dabbled with writing for most of my life starting in elementary school. I loved putting pen to paper, wrote lots of letters to my friends in story-form, a number of short stories, and volumes of journals (that I finally dumped – LOL). Entered a number of writing contests, and then decided to get some more education in the craft of writing.

Which of your characters is your favorite?

SPD – I relate to Kendra Spark the most. Maybe I’m more attached to her because she’s in a number of upcoming stories and I can hang out with her longer.

Honestly, as I’m writing each novel, the female story-star resonates as a favorite.

Letting go of Bri as I wrote the last page of Secret: At HL Woods (written as DK Davis) was tough. Realization struck me - we’d never cross paths again. Bri and my story ended. (Apparently, it still bothers me;)

Are there villains in your books and how were they created?

SPD – Yes, there are definitely villains, like the malevolent supernatural entities of Buster and Bertellia, who were introduced in Book 1, Unorthodox. They come about during my inciting incidents plotting and more fully develop as I wrote, Malevolent. For suspense-thrillers there’s gotta be bad guys:)

Another “nasty” showed up in Malevolent that will need to be reckoned with in Albatross, another upcoming Kendra Spark Novel Bk 3, set to release June 2019. 

What are you working on now?

SPD – I’m writing Secret: Of Amber Eyes – a paranormal, suspense romance young adult story written as DK Davis. This book will be released in December 2018.

What's your latest release and how did the idea arrive?

SPD – Malevolent, A Kendra Spark Novel Bk 2, released August 10, 2018. The idea came to me the beginning of 2016 for Unorthodox (first book in the series). I wanted to stretch myself to include a suspense-thriller-crime element into a paranormal/supernatural romance, a mix of genres I’d never written before. So I brainstormed the idea of a ghost and a ghost-seeing romance-mystery author solving crimes.

I enjoyed watching a number of TV series on the crime-suspense subject, bought a few books about the FBI and criminal analysis, and decided to take some online workshops in Forensic Pathology. I found it all fascinating, even though not many of the details show up in the story, it’s running in the background.


Anonymous said...

Good Morning Janet:) Thanks so much for hosting me on your site - I enjoy your interview questions...they keep me on my toes, and I always appreciate visits with you. Hugs, Susan

Tricia McGill said...

I loved Malevolent, even though it is not the genre I would normally read. Good to find out more about you, Susan.