What’s the first thing (book, screenplay, story) you remember writing from start to finish?
I knew I wanted to write a screenplay, so one day I could see my name in movie credits. I had written a few before; action, thrillers. It taught me to write better because I was able to bring the story to life in my mind. I think this is also why I chose to write my first novel because a screenplay can’t really tell the story. Of course, with everything in life, things change. So, I decided to write a novel instead. I believed I could put more emotion and imagination into a novel then I could a screenplay. I wanted to bring to life my story; bring readers into my world and take them for a ride.
Behind the Mirage uses the world of mythology — what made you so enthusiastic about choosing that starting point for a story?
I’ve been really fascinated by it since I was young. I remember learning about it in school. I fell in love with the stories of the Gods and Goddesses. Reading the Iliad and the Odyssey in school, opened my mind into eventually wanting to write my own stories, and wanting to bring to life my own world introducing certain characters from mythology. My characters were chosen because of the roles they played.
Katharine Ann Melton