the Magic District and on Fangs, Fur, and Fey, but I'd actually picked up her first book, The Better Part of Darkness, before I joined either group. The second book in the series, The Darkest Edge of Dawn, was just released, and as I absolutely adored the first book, I have the feeling the second will be skipping in line on my TBR pile. I was thrilled to have this opportunity to interview Kelly, so without further ado, let's find out what was said.
I started the interview with a couple in depth questions about the Charlie Madigan series/world:
KELLY: I really wanted to draw from our ideas of heaven and hell. What if these places really exist and have fueled our imagination, mythologies, and religions for thousands of years. What if the beings from these two places (or dimensions) were the basis of our beliefs in demons, angels, gods, monsters, nymphs, sirens, the fae, etc.? With those questions in mind, it was fairly simple to then construct my world and cast my characters. The way it’s set up, I have a wealth of information and beings to draw from.
We then moved on to some more general writing questions:
And we wrapped up the interview with a couple fun questions about Kelly:
Thank you so much Kelly for joining me today! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Happy Tuesday everyone!
Kelly's debut novel, THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS, was named a 2009 SIBA Okra Pick, a 2010 SIBA Book Award Long List Finalist, and earned Kelly two 2010 RITA nods for Best First Book and Novel with Romantic Elements. She is also a recipient of North Carolina Arts Council’s fellowship grant in Literature. She lives in NC, where she is currently working on the next Charlie Madigan novel as well as a new Young Adult series debuting in Feb. 2011 from Simon Pulse. Learn more about Kelly at kellygay.com.