Hello everyone, I’m about to present you with yet another attention worthy author – Lynne M. Hinkey. She was kind enough to answer some of my questions. Go on and read her answers! I hope you’ll find her answers just as interesting as I did 😀
Thank you so much, Magda, for taking the time to talk with me, and letting me talk with your readers. I’m always happy to chat about writing, reading, and books. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or ask a question in the comments below, or contact me through my website (www.lynnehinkey.com) if you’d like to chat more!
Your books have a curious mix of mythology, fantasy, and pure imagination and I bet your readers would love to know how did you manage to combine it all?
I set off to write a spoof of all the over-hyped vampire rage that went on for a few years. I knew the story would include the chupacabra, so expected to include the folklore behind that very-modern myth. Then as I went back and read the firsthand accounts from the time of its first “appearance” in Puerto Rico in the early/mid 90s, it became clear that the many and varied stories about this creature were some strange blend of folklore, mythology, and some classic science fiction. They all contributed to the chupacabra’s background: part vampire, werewolf, demon, alien, and irradiated mutant. Turning the monster from an evil demon-beast into a god opened up avenues that allowed me to incorporate different world religions and deities from throughout history into the story, too. Continue reading “Interview with Lynne M. Hinkey”