How did you change this book from its earliest versions? What did Behind the Mirage look like at first?
The inception of Behind the Mirage was many years ago. It began as a screenplay — about vampires. Over the years it has been through so many changes. Title change, plot changes, character names. Even my main character Lex has gone through her own changes. Her name, her origin; even her species. I guess you could say I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with the story.
What book did you first dream that yours would be like? What inspiration book helped you start writing?
With many stories that I write, there has never really been a cause for why I write. It used to be an escape from certain things happening in my life; however, when I got older, I wrote because I had so many ideas, I needed to get them down. Behind the Mirage is my debut novel; a series in the making. My dream is to write multiple stories in different genres; like most authors, to write full time. I’m a huge fan of Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series. The main character was an inspiration for Lex. Strong willed, no nonsense, a life she never knew she had. I hope my stories resonate with readers, as hers does.
Katharine Ann Melton