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Posted by on Nov 8, 2010 in Contests, Interviews | 42 comments

Interview and giveaway with authors Heather Poinsett Dunbar and Christopher Dunbar

We will be interviewing two new authors, Heather Poinsett Dunbar and Christopher Dunbar, who co-write their dark fantasy, historical fiction, and fantasy adventure novels together. So far, they have written Morrigan’s Brood and its sequel, Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War. Now without further adieu, here are Heather and Chris.


Heather: Hello Paranormal Haven!
Chris: Howdy!

Paranormal Haven: Thank you for participating in this interview. Instead of having you tell us about yourselves, can you tell us a little about each other?

Chris: Sure! I think I should start this one so I can drop the bombshell. I do enjoy stealing the limelight. Not only is Heather my co-author, she is also my wife of 11+ years. She is as insane as I am, so that makes us a good match. She is creative, in a demented sort of way, as I am. This wife of mine got me interested in all things Celtic and Scottish. She encouraged me to take up writing, leather crafting, and western martial arts, among other things. Therefore, if it were not for her encouragement, I would not have the confidence and wherewithal to create. Aside from being an author and my wife, she is also a librarian and a soap maker. So, I am married to someone who keeps everything organized and smelly, in a good way.
Heather: I met Christopher Dunbar over 18 years ago, and he was strange enough to catch my attention. Since then, he’s been my best friend, my support, and my husband. He’s also my co-author. He makes me laugh and think. He’s passionate about much of what I consider important in our world, and I’m pretty sure that the universe in our book series would not be as vibrant as it is without him. A lot of our characters would be unrecognizable, as he has breathed life into many of them. He’s quite skilled at crafts that I cannot fathom. He’s a great artist, a talented actor, and I am amazed with every new talent he develops.

PH: Why did you two decide to write together?

Heather: I think I was frustrated one day after getting a strange response from an editor about my urban fantasy manuscript that I was attempting to get published. I asked Chris what he thought about the changes the editor suggested, and his ideas were excellent. Together, we managed to turn a flashback into a novel-length story.
Chris: Working together became natural. We’ve done it ever since that editor provided us with those suggestions for changing the manuscript.

PH: How is writing with a partner different from writing by yourself? How is the work divided up?

Chris: I’ve never written fiction by myself before. My solo writing is limited to either professional or school-related works.
Heather: Honestly, I can’t really remember what that was like. I do remember being hunched over a keyboard in a dark room with incense burning, Dead Can Dance playing in the background, and two katkids wishing for attention, but that’s about it. We’ve been writing this way for a decade, so my memories are a tad fuzzy.
Chris: Heather usually is the one to come up with the major storylines. When we sit down together, it’s usually over a meal, and I see the manuscript as if it were a film. I get to be the director or editor and watch the dailies. We work through what I see, touch, hear, taste, think, and smell.
Heather: I think we work through what feels right. I write everything down longhand, for the most part, and then I transcribe it to one of the computers. After that, I begin adding in details, like scenery, atmosphere, and the historical stuff.
Chris: After a few more passes, we send it to our editor, Sally. When we get it back from her, we incorporate her recommendations into the manuscript. I then do the layout, and after another pass or two, I send it to the copyeditor, Jillian. Heather and I both contribute ideas for the cover design, which is handled by the wonderfully talented Khanada Taylor. The final step I perform is the last reading, which I usually do after I order a proof; I find it easier to catch things if I am reading an actual book. I also handle most of the marketing and promotional efforts.

PH: Can you tell us about your series Morrigan’s Brood?

Heather: Originally, Morrigan’s Brood was a flashback from a manuscript I wrote titled Philosopher’s Stone. It was sort of a run-of-the-mill urban fantasy with vampires. Anyway, one day an editor took a look at it and said that my flashback to sixth century Ireland was entertaining and that it was better than the rest of the story. I knew that my modern-day story was kind of dull, and I loved putting my research skills to the test. With some encouragement from Chris, we began to rewrite the manuscript. The story became an all-consuming project, and we’re such history nerds to begin with that the idea became to make a ‘vampire’ series set in the past that would correspond with historical events.
Chris: However, it’s not just historical. We took a lot of different mythologies surrounding beings that consume the life-essences of mortals. It’s a fantasy story with elements of history and mythology set in our ancient past. It involves betrayal, the acquisition of power, redemption, isolation, vengeance, and balance. It’s also very gritty and true to the history. We both believe that one should not sugarcoat history. The period we write about is a violent and brutal time.
Heather: With some hot gypsies thrown in, like in Edmund: a butler’s tale.
Chris: Hahaha…

PH: Your series has Roman and Celtic history and folklore in it with elements of vampirism. Why did you decide to write about these subjects?

Heather: Well, when I was an undergrad student, I lucked out one summer and managed to wheedle my way into an internship program that placed me in London. I spent half of the summer working and the other half backpacking through Europe. That journey changed my perspective on a lot of things. One of my coworkers took me to what had been Boudicca’s last stand against the Roman invaders in the first century CE. I could practically hear the wheels of many chariots rattle past us. I felt proud to have a Celtic heritage (my family is primarily Germanic and Irish). I also spent a great deal of my trip in Bath, studying the Roman ruins there. After my travels, I went back home to Texas and began to study everything I could about the Celtic tribes of Europe. A lot of them suffered during the Roman era due to the constant invasion, and their culture faded and merged with the Romans, except in Scotland and Ireland.

One night, I had a typical incubus nightmare where I felt a weight on my chest and couldn’t take a steady breath. I’d been reading Celtic myths about vampires, and after my dream, I had turned on the lights, reassured myself I was alone. I then started re-reading a myth about an Irish blood-drinker, or vampire if you will, called Deargh Du. I decided that more books needed to explore the different vampiric myths, so I thought it would be great to write about actual myths myself.

The actual story of the creation of the first Deargh Du is very short, since most of the tales were lost because bards who told these stories and seldom wrote them down, and later when monks recorded these stories in writing, they did so in an adulterated fashion. However, I decided it would be interesting if the Deargh Du were a creation that came forth during the Mílesian invasion of Ireland, as that is one of my favorite legends.
Chris: I have always had a fascination for history and mythology. I believe historical events may not have occurred as they are written in history books, and rarely does history delve into motivations behind these events. Mythology has a basis in our reality, and I love seeing the interplay between history and mythology in different cultures. We’ve both read historical fiction and fantasy that incorporated mythology, yet few of these works get the history and the mythology right. Both of us strive for accuracy.

We both really enjoy the history and mythology of the ancient era surrounding the Celts and the Romans, so it felt natural to write about that era.

PH: How many books are planned for this series?

Heather: I have no idea!
Chris: We’ve already discussed book ideas for ten to twelve sequels, as well as books that are in the same universe but not part of the series. Some of these sequels will involve the Norman invasion, Brian Boru’s consolidation of Eire (Ireland), and we already have written an arc of three books that involve the Frankish Empire and Emperor Charles (Charlemagne). Also, we are currently writing another two or three book story arc (books 6, 7, and possibly 8 of the series) involving Viking, West African, Chinese, and Japanese elements.

PH: What genre would you place your series in?

Chris: That is very hard to answer, as there seems to be more than one genre within which the series fits. It has elements of dark fantasy, historical fiction, and adventure.
Heather: I’ve heard some people even classify it as horror.
Chris: Really? Huh.
Heather: I took some classes on what librarians call reader’s advisory, where you help patrons find books based on genres they’re interested in, and I remember studying all the genre descriptions and then trying to find a classification that covered what Morrigan’s Brood is, and I couldn’t find anything that covered it completely. Then again, urban fantasy and paranormal romance used to have the same problems, in terms of classification. So maybe there is a classification or genre that will fit, but hasn’t been identified yet.

PH: There are so many interesting characters in your books. Do both of you have your favorites?

Heather: It’s really hard for me to pick a favorite. I love them all, even the naughty ones. I do admit that I enjoy writing for the three M’s – Marcus, Maél Muire, and Mandubratius; however, I do like Mac Alpin and Berti too. As I said, it’s hard to pick.
Chris: I like Mandubratius, because he is a challenging character to get into from a writing perspective. He has been betrayed, beaten, tortured, crucified, brought to the edge of death, and transformed into a bloodthirsty being… how could these circumstances not produce someone with an evil bent? Even though he is evil, or at least performs evil acts, there is still a pain, a longing for something, beneath his haughty veneer. Mandubratius may not be one of the most popular characters in the first two books, but he completes the plot. Without him, there would be no story.

I also enjoy writing Seosaimhín, since she is the most demented character we have. By the way, Heather recently pointed out that she thought Seosaimhín looked like Deborah Kara Unger’s portrayal of Dahlia Gillespie in the 2006 movie Silent Hill. Nice hair.

PH: Thank you for answering our questions.

Heather: You’re welcome!
Chris: It was our pleasure.

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Again, we want to thank both Heather and Chris for stopping by and talking to us about their writing and their series. Heather and Chris have brought along books and more to giveaway to one winner. Here is some more information about the books that are being given away plus where you can find Heather and Christ around the web.

Morrigan’s Brood (Morrigan’s Brood, book 1)

Eire is invaded by a race of blood-drinkers seeking an artifact they believe will restore them to power. Yet the Deargh Du, the protectors of Eire, are not prepared to defend the island. Only with the help of a Roman general from an earlier time can they hope to rise up against the invaders.

Stephanie’s review


Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War (Morrigan’s Brood, book 2)

The Lamia expeditionary force has gained a foothold in Eire and has formed an alliance with a powerful Irish chieftain and his malevolent mother. To reinforce them, a massive Lamia army, which is departing Rome, will soon give them enough power to conquer Eire and find their lost treasure. Will the Deargh Du and their newfound friends be able to protect Eire from the invaders, or will the Deargh Du’s suspicion of other blood-drinkers allow their enemies to be victorious?

Stephanie’s review

Where you can find the authors:
Website
Twitter
Chris on Facebook
Chris on Goodreads
Heather on Facebook
Heather on Goodreads

Along with winning SIGNED copies of both these books, you will also win some bookmarks. This giveaway is open internationally. Here is how to enter.

1. Fill out this form
2. Leave a comment/question for Heather and Chris in a comment on this post.

Winner will be announced November 17th and they will have 3 days to respond to our email with their shipping information or another will be chosen. Good luck everyone!

Paranormal Haven

About Stephanie G

Stephanie is a Paranormal Haven co-creator & reviewer. She loves coffee, Supernatural, & most importantly, paranormal romance & urban fantasy books. Connect with her on: Facebook - Twitter - Goodreads

42 Comments

  1. How great it would be to be able to write with your hubby! These books sound amazing and are now on my xmas list :)

  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I am crossing my fingers on this one.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  3. These books sound wonderful! I like dark stuff and throw in some myth and history, mmmm tastey . I think it is great to write with your husband. Writing can be such a solitary thing and spouses can get ignored for a while . Look forward to checking these books out.

  4. It is a lot of fun to work with the hubby on these books. Best of luck in the contest to all! :)

  5. Wow, this sounds like a great future series. The book sounds interesting, and I like how you classify it as spanning several genre and probably capturing the best elements in each genre.

  6. Theze books sound rightful my ally!.

  7. Theze books sound rightful my ally!.

  8. Hey,awesome interview. I’ve been really looking forward to reading your books since I first saw the review for book 2 by Stephanie on here.

  9. These books look fantastic!

  10. again thanks and good luck to everyone here :D Sorry to have been so quiet today, I’ve been sick for the last half of a week :P

  11. Thanks for the great giveaway. Its neat that you get to write with hubby. Tore923@aol.com

  12. Husband and wife team! I love it. I can’t even get my husband to read what I write.

    sdeeth at msn dot com

  13. I am of Scottish ancestry and love to read books that have elements of the folklore from Ireland and Scotland. What kind of research did you do for your series?

  14. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!
    I enjoy reading books with historical and mythical elements. I’m sure I’ll love your book!

  15. JustPeachy36:

    Other than spending time at nearly every Highland games/Irish Festival/Celtic event in Texas, I spent a lot of time in libraries and reading mythology. I already had quite the collection of vampire research, but I just started adding to it. When I returned from my Europe travels, I had a few books about the Celts that came home with me. From those books, I went to the references they cited and continued backtracing the information. I became quite familiar with the electronic databases at the library systems in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. These systems amaze me still in that I no longer have to request overseas materials.

    One of my favorite books that is now falling apart on me is the Encyclopedia of the Celts which is just jam-packed full of tidbits. I also love pantheon.org., the Celtic literature collective, and the internet sacred text archive.

    When I got my masters most of my projects revolved around Celtic mythology. A professor joked that I had the most esoteric masters projects in the library department.

    Okay, I’ve yakked on enough now, but if you’re interested in more works I’ll cull my projects and see what I can find that might be authoritative, accurate and not dull!

  16. Your books sound really interesting. Mixing historical with mythical…sounds good!
    mom1248(at)att(dot)net

  17. You know I’m a big fan of both of you, don’t you?
    BIG HUGS to both of you!

    Mari

  18. looks like my post disappeared…*waves to Mari*

    Anyways, working with a spouse isn’t always easy. ;) That’s why we have separate projects and our own office areas at home. It took awhile for us to figure out a way to work together, now it’s easier and fun.

  19. Thanks for the giveaway ;)

    Question…is there any chance for you to write a book as a single author /?

  20. Sorry I had not check in on responses until now. I see my co-author has chimed in on a few questions, so I will do the same.

    @Theresa – It didn’t start out great working with the wife, but we were able to find a method that worked for us and played to our strengths. Thank you for considering our works for your Xmas list!

    @Bethie – You are most welcome! Good luck to you and to all who enter!

    @Sharon – Thank you for your kind words! “Dark” is such a funny and diverse word with so many implications and nuances; I think you would find it entertaining to seek out the various uses of “dark” within our works. I suppose spouses and family could get ignored, but spouses who write together are also working together, and sometimes distance is necessary; still, I enjoy the adventure. Thanks for your interest!

    @Heather – You think it’s fun writing with your hubby, huh? Fun?!?!?! Well, your hubby thinks so as well… he told me so. =-)

  21. Now continuing…

    @Julie – Thank you! It’s funny… we didn’t set out on writing within a particular genre. The story took us to where it wanted to go – it was quite organic in that way. So with the book written, we had to figure out where it would fit in terms of genre. Well, it has mythology, history, vampire lore, folklore, and the characters go on a quest. Hmmmmm…. I hope, should you decide to read our works, that you discover whether we were able to capture the best elements of each genre we mentioned, and you might find other genre elements in there as well. Thank you for your interest!

    @jpearson – Thank you for your comment! I am glad to see others who appreciate the genre(s). My big influence writing was actually the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms novel series, based on their role playing game modules. I think the “dark” came to me when my wife to be introduced me to vampires and mythology, and I began to walk on the dark side of the force. =-) Cheers!

    @Thomas – Thank you for your compliment! Stephanie really knows how to capture the essence of a book in few words. I have enjoyed reading both Athenna’s and Stephanie’s reviews. I am very happy with the review Stephanie gave to both our books, and I look forward to her review of Morrigan’s Brood: Dark Alliance! Cheers!

  22. @Kulsuma – Wow, thank you! I hope you look us up on Goodreads and Shelfari. We have free reads and lots of background information out there, in case you want to do more research. Of course Stephanie’s reviews are an excellent start. Cheers!

    @Heather – I am glad you were felling well enough to drive to your day job today. *HUGS* I unfortunately have no worthwhile excuse for being absent, hence my responding to every post thus far.

    @Tore – You are most welcome, and thanks for your interest! I must whine, for a moment, that you and others have stated that you felt it was nice that you (meaning Heather) get to write with your (again, meaning Heather) hubby. Well, I write with my wifey (meaning Heather)… I don’t have a hubby. Nobody wants to direct questions at the token guy in the relationship *sobs*….. =-) Cheers!

    @Sheila – Cool! Thanks! Don’t worry about liking the same stuff – I understand it is a rare thing to share a majority of interests. I can almost see a VIN diagram of Heather’s book interests and mine… hers is this huge oval filled with thousands of books, mine is much smaller, encompassing a few hundred. Our intersection of common interests represents about 50% of my books, but only 5% of hers. Music interests, however, is nearly 100% shared. If your husband is not in your target audience, he may not be a good source for a review, but at least he is there to offer encouragement and support. Cheers!

    @justpeachy36 – Well, first I (Scots, German, and Italian[Sicilian]) married a future librarian with Irish, French, Austrian/German, and Scots ancestry, then we bought many non-fiction books about the period within which we would write, as well as applicable mythology and books about the life and times of the people in those eras (so much history is dedicated to people of nobility that the common people tend to get pushed under the rug of history). Heather posted a bibliography of some of her research on the Links page of our website. Cheers!

    More to come.

  23. Now where was I…

    @Amy – You are most welcome, and thank you for your interest! I hope you find what you seek in our works. Cheers!

    @Heather – I figured you would answer JustPeachy36’s question in more detail.

    @Patsy – Thank you! It’s funny how mythology, folklore, and history are often thought of as being completely separate concepts, each with varying levels of fact and truth, with history earning higher marks than folklore and mythology. The reality is, all mythology and folklore is based on some fact, somewhere in the past. There was some event, some person, some creature that inspired every mythological tale. Since the fact occurred before the written record, it existed only in the retelling of the tale, such that the original fact was lost. Of course history is not always truth either, as it is often written by the conquerors and not by the subjugated.

    So, even though we explain our works as having elements of history, mythology, and folklore, I see these aspects as being facets of the same gem.

    @marilavado – Hi Mari! Thank you. I think you have been with us from the beginning of our writing and publishing adventure, and I feel honored that you are a fan. I hope you continue to enjoy what we write. *HUGS* back at you. Cheers!

    @mean mom productions – I know you weren’t necessarily commenting on the interview, but I agree that the blog looks cool! Of course I also loved the Halloween theme last month. Cheers!

    @Chrizette – Thank you! It is tough working with a spouse, considering being a spouse is already a job in and of itself (tougher if kids are involved). It took many false starts and arguments before we figured out how best to work together.

    We started writing every other scene individually, but we found ourselves re-writing each other’s stuff to correspond to our own voice. Well, we figured out I was a bit better at storytelling and she was better at writing, so we assumed the roles we highlighted in our interview and found a way to work together.

    I guess writing with a spouse is not for every married couple, but if you can make it work, it is very rewarding. Cheers!

    @Heather – Yet again, you beat me to the punch. I will get you my pretty pretty…

  24. Not sure if my last post made it, but I assume it did, so let me finish catching up…

    @PinkStuff28 – You are most welcome! Excellent question. The short answer for me is perhaps… Of course Heather wrote stuff without me before we started writing stuff together, whereas I did not. I’m not sure I could write a fiction novel alone.

    Now non-fiction, that is something I have been considering. My profession is Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Management – I prepare companies for disasters – and I have considered writing a book within the context of my profession. Thanks again for the question. Cheers!

    Wow… is that everyone thus far? Wooooh… Thanks to everyone for your kind comments! I am glad you enjoyed the interview and are curious about our works. Cheers!

    Christopher Dunbar

  25. @PinkStuff28 I’m not sure if I can write fiction on my own anymore. However, I did write a buttload (yes that’s a scientific amount) of papers during the 2.5 years of library school adventures. I do have a blog where I gab about my liberry patrons who are a strange and interesting bunch. I suppose I could write a non-fiction about that, but I want to escape my daily life and I think I write better with a partner. So for now, I’ll stick to writing with the hubby.

  26. WOW!! How cool that you guys can write as a team!!

  27. I think insane people write terrific books and it sounds like you two qualify !

    I like the historical setting.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Thanks for opening it up to worldwide entries.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  28. @Megan Yeah we do have a lot of fun working together! :D

    @Carol I’m colorful and eccentric, I’m not insane (today)! ;) Best of luck on the contest!

  29. You sound perfectly matched for each other, this interview made me smile :) Do you ever find that you have different paths in mind for your characters and need to compromise?

  30. Ahhhh…. more questions. I love answering questions! Bring them on!!!

    OK, who is next?

    @Megan – Why thank you! You want to know how it works? Well, Heather wears the pants in this family. Really. I wear a kilt. When I am not wearing a kilt, I am wearing shorts. That’s right… even in the dead of winter. Shorts or kilt. That’s how we can write as a team ;-)

    @Buddyt (aka Carol T) – Most sane people would find it insulting to be called insane. I’ll leave you with that thought for a few seconds… 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… OK. Thank you! Does that answer your question as to our sanity? =-) Yes, it helps to have a *different* perspective on the world as it was, is, and might be when one writes the stuff we write. Glad you like the historical setting. There is more about the setting on our Goodreads pages. You are most welcome for opening this contest up to international folks. Heck, none of the first, I don’t know… maybe 10 books will take place in the New World, well, at least not the States. I think to enter you need to click this link. Good luck!

    More in a bit.

    Cheers!

  31. I’m a huge mythology fan so I’m really looking forward to reading this.
    I think it takes a lot of effort to work with someone else so congrats to you guys for pulling it off! I don’t think I could write a book with another person :P

  32. Here we go again…

    @Heater D – There is a fine line between eccentric and insane, I will admit. I think I cross the line, perhaps “reside” is a better word, more often than you. *shrug* I still love you *KISS* (hey readers… in how many author interviews do co-authors kiss? Well, here is one time at least =-) )

    @Jasmine1485 – Perfectly matched? Hmmm… Let’s see… do we complete each other’s sentences? Yes. Do we say the same words and phrases in unison? Yes. Do we like much of the same music, movies, and so forth? Meh… OK, yes. Do we drive each other insane? Big yes. Do we love working together? Ehhhh…. yessssssss…. So, I could see strong support for your argument that we are perfectly matched. Thanks!

    Ah… character development, different paths, chaos, fights… yes, let me answer this question with a question. Did you read the part above about who wears the pants in the family? OK, now for a serious answer. We collaborate on everything to do with the story. “Compromise” implies a give and take situation, where as we mutually arrive at decisions. If one of us has a different perspective, we talk it out, Devil’s Advocate and so forth, until we arrive at our decision, and then we move on. Though I think I give in more because of Heather’s feminine wilds, or because she wears the pants.

    Oh, am I caught up now? No sense responding to my comments… So please, we love the questions. Some of you have been friending or fanning us on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and other sites. Cool. THANK YOU! We both also have LinkedIn profiles, though we use those more for writing and publishing discussions. Still, if you are a fellow author or are curious about LinkedIn writing and publishing groups, please connect with us and we can point some of those out to you.

    Thank you all so much, and good luck on the contest! (Keep the discussion going… this is fun!)

    Cheers!

    Christopher

  33. Oh, I missed someone.

    @Sharli – Cool! Yes, we love mythology? What is your favorite? Like most public high school students, I was taught almost exclusively the Greco-Roman mythology, as if no other mythologies in the world existed. I didn’t really know anything about Scots or Irish mythology until someone, whose identity should be obvious to anyone reading this blog, introduced me to it. And lo and behold, EVERY culture around the world has mythology. What’s more weird is how many mythologies around the world have very similar stories, as if they had some kind of common genesis. Weird…

    Well, Heather and I didn’t click over night, in terms of writing together. It took many disagreements and hurt feelings before we found a way that played to our strengths and divided up the writing process in a fair and balanced manner. I am (for lack of a less self-aggrandizing term) better at story-telling, and Heather is better at writing. I tell her the story, and she records it. I suppose that makes me the bard and her the monk *snicker*. LMAO… =-) Don’t worry if you can’t find someone to write with. I imagine it is hard enough finding true love, but true love AND a great writing partner? Hmmm…

    Of course you don’t have to love someone and marry someone to write a book with him or her. You might seek out interested parties with common likes and write short stuff together to see whether you click. If that is what you seek, someone to write with, best of fortune and luck to you! Of course, thank you for your kind words.

    Cheers!

    Christopher

  34. @Jasmine1485 At times there were epic battles over things. Nah, but we did disagree, but we also knew that we had talents in different areas. So it took awhile for us to meet in the middle, but we did and it seems to work well for us.

    @Sharli what the kilt-wearer said..

    @Kilt-wearer – *snort* You can’t spell at night can you? ;)

  35. it is cool to see you both do books together. I enjoyed your interview also. Like the genres you put these books in.

  36. @Wife-Of-Kilt-Wearer-Formerly-Known-As-Heater – I am lucky I can read the screen with night-time dry eyes. And yes, typing is often an issue of mine.

    @Dina – Thanks you! I am so glad you enjoyed our interview – it has been our first. So which genre is your favorite? Dark Fantasy? Historical Fiction? Fantasy Adventure? I would have to say my favorite is Fantasy Adventure. I am glad you like these genres. =-)

    Cheers!

    Christopher

  37. Hi Heather and Chris, it’s fun reading the interview! You two seem to be the perfect partners in writing!

  38. @Aik – Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed reading our interview. Heather and I have both worked hard to be able to write together as we do; it certainly did not happen over night. I also think we have gotten better at it, and I think you will find that reflected in our next works to be published.

    The editing for Morrigan’s Brood: Dark Alliance is done, and we are waiting to receive it from the editor. So, hopefully by April (if not sooner), it will be ready for release. At the same time, we are writing books 6, 7, and possibly 8. There should be many new books to read in the series for many years to come.

    Enjoy your reading experience, and thank you for your kind words. Cheers!

    Christopher

  39. In case folks are still following this blog entry regarding Paranormal Haven’s interview of us, we have a tentative release date for the third book of the Morrigan’s Brood Series, Morrigan’s Brood: Dark Alliance, which is July 1, 2011. We will be posting some teaser stories that take place between books 2 and 3 as we approach the release date. Stay tuned.

    Cheers!

    Christopher