Monday, January 31, 2011

Author Jessica Dall

Today I'd like to welcome Author Jessica Dall to A Book Blogger's Diary. A recent graduate of American University in Washington, DC, Jessica Dall enjoys producing works that are thought provoking and challenge traditional views. Her latest book, Grey Areas joins such previous works as The Me Culture, Gods Laugh, and One Man’s Heaven.

Grey AreasIt’s an interesting time to try to be an urban fantasy writer. On the plus side, urban fantasy, as a genre, is more popular than ever. On the minus, most of the genre seems to be filling in with vampires. On top of being an author, I also work at a small fantasy publisher and I know first hand that “vampire” is getting to be a dirty word amongst some publishers just because the market is so saturated with them.

Demons seem to be on the same basic path. You need a non-vampire/human love story? Demons are a good next choice. And so it seems that those already tired of the vampire craze have started to internally sigh whenever they see the word “demon” on the back of a book. And that’s exactly what I’m trying to avoid. I have nothing against those sorts of demon stories, but that’s not what I wanted to write.

There are no immortals in Grey Areas. There are no mysterious killings on the edge of town. There are no angels coming down to save the souls of the humans. In fact, I don’t think there are any humans at all. At least not as major characters. Grey Areas is not the story of some great cosmic battle between good and evil, it’s about there being a little bit of good and a little bit of evil in everyone, including those that may call themselves demons.
Thanks for stopping by, Jessica. Good wishes for a lot of book sales!

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2 comments :

  1. Okay, I'm definitely intrigued. One to look out for. sdeeth at msn dot com

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  2. Great review,...would i subscribe this page?

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