After I finished Demon Possessed by Stacia Kane I had a couple of questions for her. I sent them too late for the Blog Tour, but knew you all would enjoy the answers.
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1. About 25 years ago I attended a couple of charismatic church meetings out of curiosity. At one, the minister made people in the front row "laugh in the holy spirit", and at another a man who lost an eye could still "see" with it. (I couldn't make up something that good.) When I was reading Demon Possessed I have to say you captured the essence of those attending Reverend Walther's meetings with humor, but also some serious observations of the people who believed they were possessed. Did you do any research on these type of meetings?
It really depends on what you mean by research! A few years ago I saw a TV special on fundamentalist "exorcists" and found it really fascinating, and actually made some notes during it with an eye toward using it one day. But that was about it, really; because it's a subject that interests me I've watched other programs on it and did a little hunting around online, but I also didn't want to get too terribly close to any "real" events. I didn't want to make fun of people who have serious problems and/or real faith in such things, so I tried to stay respectful while still expressing that I don't think such events are always safe--in fact there have been deaths recorded during them--or necessarily the best way for people to deal with their problems.
2. I couldn't find it on your blog or FAQ so I have to ask, how many books would you like to write in the Megan Chase series? I know it depends on the publisher, but if you had your wish how many do you think you would like to see published?
Well, right now there are three, and I think that's a pretty good number. :-)
I really appreciate that Stacia is honest about her Megan Chase series, though I loved it and hate to see it end, I know she must have some wonderful new books in mind for us next time. Is till need to buy here Downside Series with is dark fantasy, one of my favorite genres. Here are the books she has published to date:
Megan Chase Series
1. Personal Demons (2008)
2. Demon Inside (2009)
3. Demon Possessed (2010)
1. Unholy Ghosts (2010)
2. Unholy Magic (2010)
3. City of Ghosts (2010)
She also has a story in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, which I need to pick up as well.
If you are out and about where Stacia will be please stop by and visit her for me, since I won't be able to make it:
Frolicon, April 1-4, Atlanta GA
Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, April 28-May 2, Columbus OH
Dragon*Con, September 6-10, Atlanta GA