Lacy Danes is visiting the virtual offices this morning to chat about Open Flame.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Lacy Danes] loving, loner, quite, bubbly, lazy, determined, adventurous, strong, weak, curious, green and yellow with no red.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Open Flame?
[Lacy Danes] Open Flame is Madoc the fire Zirs story. He is fascinated with time and time plays a big part in the story.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Lacy Danes] I knew I wanted to write a story that was both historical and paranormal. I didn’t want to do a vampire story but wanted vampires as part of the mythology. I did some brainstorming with my CPs and came up with the idea of my Zir.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Fina?
[Lacy Danes] Feisty, strong, determined.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Fina is never without.
[Lacy Danes] Her sketch pad.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Fina’s greatest regret?
[Lacy Danes] That she couldn’t do more for her father.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Lacy Danes] Music, reading, movies, friends, family.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Lacy Danes] My puppy cooper dog. music, and the right frame of mind.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What was your biggest distraction while working on Open Flame?
[Lacy Danes] Kids, and my day job. I work in IT at a large company. There is always something to get done and now.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Lacy Danes] World War Z. I love the book. I recently saw the movie and it was good too though different.
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