When Pamela Cash isn't drawing up detailed contracts, she loves to escape to exotic locations and exciting situations through her writing. She has a passion for science fiction, which shows in her work. Today we chat about her love for Marvel comics, how she managed to create such vivid locations for Chausiku: Nightmare of the Clans and what's up next in the series.
Please give us a short summary on what Chausiko: Nightmare of the Clans is about
Chausiku: Nightmare of the Clans is about a girl who finds out on her 16th birthday that she is the descendant of one of the 6 clans in the world with supernatural powers and she will inherit the most powerful abilities known to the clans. She also discovers that her mother didn't die as she was told but was murdered and that her mother's killer is looking for her.
What books do you enjoy reading?
I love Science Fiction books and movies and I love Marvel comics.
How did you come upon the idea of having six secret clans?
It was just something that I've thought about for a long time. I wanted to write a Saga with diverse characters that are not sidekicks.
Would you say that your work as a lawyer has any influence on your writing?
No, not at all! Legal writing is so very different than writing a novel. I'm a transactional attorney and I have to be very, very detailed with contracts whereas with a novel, you can really get bad reviews for being detailed.
If you could have the powers of any Marvel character, which would you choose?
I wouldn't choose a Marvel character. I would love to have the powers I gave Chausiku.
Your descriptions of the locations and environments in the book are very vivid and detailed. How did you pull that off?
I was born and raised in Chicago so that part was easy. I heavily researched the areas in Africa in the first book as well as Shanghai and Peru in the second and third books. My fourth book will be released soon so I had to do a lot of research on Blackfoot tribes in Alberta, Canada.
What audience did you have in mind when writing your Chausiku series?
Anyone who likes reading science fiction, the young and the not so young.
The book contains some scenes with graphic violence. Why did you take this approach?
I wanted to show the depth of Chausiku's emotion and rage. It also plays an important part in the series.
What can we expect to see from you next?
The 4th book in the Chausku series. The 3rd book ended with a cliffhanger so some readers are waiting on the 4th book. I really appreciate the great responses I've received.
Where can readers find more of your books or interact with you?
My books are available at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes&Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.
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