Alma Katsu, Author of The Taker Trilogy – Exclusive Interview
JMW: Hello. This is Jean Marie Ward for BuzzyMag.com. With me today, at One More Page Books, is Alma Katsu, the international best-selling author of the Taker Trilogy. Welcome, Alma.
Alma Katsu: Thank you for having me, Jean Marie.
JMW: My pleasure. The Taker Trilogy is a wonderful mixture of mainstream, romance and fantasy elements. Which came first, the characters or their paranormal world?
Alma Katsu: Well, I’d have to say they probably came together. I want to say the characters came first, because that’s really what drove me to write the series. I got the idea for the main characters, Lenore, the woman who lives for love basically, falls disastrously in love with the wrong man and it ruins her life. And Jonathan, a little cattish man that she falls in love with. But then the story just grew out of there. I think the supernatural part came because I grew up in a very, very spooky little town in Maynard, Massachusetts. Just grew up around cemeteries and, you know, ghost stories and all that sort of thing. And it was bound to seep in to any story that I told.