Juliet Waldron has lived in many US states, in the UK and the West Indies. She earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model to brokerage. Thirty years ago, after her sons left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for her readers. She’s a grandmother, a cat person, and a dedicated student of history and archeology.
1. What am I working on?
Black Magic, a fantasy/historical with a were-creature. This is a sequel to Red Magic, which is set in the Austrian alps. By the time I finish, I fear the fad for shape shifters will be “so over”! The other “in-the-drawer” is set in ancient Egypt, and will require an enormous amount of research. As soon as I can clear the decks…
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I feel that I’m a bit more “bloody minded” than many other women who write in the historical genre. I work hard to create characters that speak and behave as if they genuinely are alive in the period. For instance, 18th Century men were, for the most part, what we’d today call sexist.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I’ve always had a sense I was living in the wrong era. From earliest childhood I’ve been fascinated by the past. Certain historical characters have taken over my imagination to such an extent that I’ve devoted—in some cases—years to researching them.
4. How does my writing process work?
The character comes first for me, although I prefer to drape my fiction around actual historical personages or events. One of my first novels, My Mozart, was something of a channeling experience, a far easier route than my normal method, which involves “playing with the dolls” until they begin to walk and talk on their own.
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Victoria Chatham’s very first attempts at writing, in crayon on a wall, were not appreciated but she progressed to writing proper words in pencil in scrappy exercise books. Teen years, marriage, motherhood, moving and work took precedence over her writing. Prompted by her late husband to enter a short story writing competition, she took up the challenge and never looked back. Now happily retired, writing is her full time occupation.
Diane Bator is an avid hiker, Reiki Master, and martial artist, who loves to make a mess in the kitchen and put in the garden. Joining a writing group was the catalyst for coming out of the creative closet and writing her first murder mystery series, Wild Blue Mysteries. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband, three kids, and a cat who thinks he's a Husky.
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