Today we have a treat for our readers. Supernatural mystery author Patty G. Henderson gave us a little of her time recently, and as a result, we have a Q and A for you, and a giveaway. 🙂 Read below to find out what she said when we asked her to tell us about her Brenda Strange series, and the latest title Ximora.
What was the inspiration for Ximora?
Patty: My Brenda Strange series is a blend of my love for the mystery genre and also for my roots and love of the horror/supernatural genre. I always decide what interesting topic in the supernatural realm that might make a good case for Brenda to get involved in. For XIMORA, I’ve always had a fascination with giant statues or just statues that come to life and threaten the populace in general, so I figured why not combine that with a bit of the Pygmalion and Galatea and ancient Greek and Amazon warrior mythology and have some fun.
What kind of research did you have to do, in order to write the book?
Patty: I spent lots of time online researching Amazon lore and myth as well as making use of some of my books on Amazon names and legends and Greek mythology.
Who’s your favorite character in this particular book?
What’s next for you, now that Ximora is out?
Awesome! I’ll be looking forward to that. 🙂
Patty: I’m also hoping to keep working on the next Brenda Strange book, THE SHADOWS. I’ll be introducing an interesting group of bizarre women in the story along with the usual cast of characters like the ghosts Angelique and Carlotta, Cubbie, Eddy and the intrepid Detective Lisa Chambliss. And I’m still plugging away, although at a slower pace, on the second Karnov vampire book, THE BLOOD RUNS COLD. So you see, aren’t you sorry you asked the question? LOL.
What’s a good writing day like for you?
Oh, my! Sounds really interesting! So, what type of books do you like to read, for your own enjoyment?
Patty: I still enjoy a good supernatural thriller but also pick up lots of cozy and historical mystery books. I don’t read romances or much literary stuff. Political books are a real interest for me.
And, if you had to have a particular paranormal power (like Brenda does) what would it be–aside from, you know, saving the world? 😉
Patty: A very interesting question. Since Brenda, with the publication of XIMORA, has now picked up some extraordinary new powers, I think I would like the power to heal like she did in the book. Even though the power has the potential to affect her negatively, who wouldn’t want to save a life?
And, finally, what can your fans expect from you, in the future?
Patty: Exciting things. I’m all over the place. Besides all the books I’m working on, I’ve also jumped into publishing. Check out my Black Car Publishing web site at: Patty G. Henderson for all the information. I also continue to offer my graphic services for custom book cover creations. Please check out my online portfolio at: http://boulevardphotografica.blogspot.com/ for a look at some of the covers I’ve done. And I’ve also recently done a movie poster for a local movie maker.
So you’re one busy gal! Cool. 🙂 We’ll be looking forward to all that. Anything else to add, before we go, Patty?
Patty: Don’t forget to check out my author web site: www.pattyghenderson.com and also my blog, The Henderson Files: http://thehendersonfiles.blogspot.com/ Thank you, Juli, for the opportunity to have some fun with the questions.
You’re most welcome. Drop by anytime, Patty. 🙂 And thank you for your time, and the wonderful Brenda Strange series. As ever, we wish you all the best with it!
Folks, would you like to win a copy of Ximora and some pretty bookmarks? Then see the Ximora giveaway post for details on how to do that. Giveaway closes Wednesday night. Good luck!
🙂 There you are. We hope you’ve enjoyed this chat, and good luck to all who enter the giveaway!