Allison Pang discusses wrapping up her Abby Sinclair series and its final book, A Trace of Moonlight.
How many books will be in the Abby Sinclair series?
At the moment, A Trace of Moonlight is the third and final book in the series, though there’s always the possibility of a spin-off or so. There is a Melanie short story coming out in the upcoming Carniepunk anthology, due to be published in August 2013.
What was your favorite part of writing or publishing A Trace of Moonlight?
Just getting a chance to tie up a lot of the loose ends and complete the story arc. (I didn’t tie up *everything*, but certainly enough that the main questions should all be answered for the reader. It’s nice to see the plots all come together.
What was the hardest part of writing it?
Heh. Knowing it was the last in the story arc? There’s always a sense of accomplishment when I finish a book, but this time it was a bit bittersweet too.
What is it about urban fantasy that makes you enjoy writing it?
It’s fun. I can keep the main story arc serious and dark if I want too…but I also get to have snarky characters and poke fun at things. It’s sort of the best of all worlds. Fantasy and reality all mixed into one.
Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what are a couple of the songs that helped inspire A Trace of Moonlight?
I do listen to music, but I don’t really have any specific songs I listen to. I’ve got about 19 thousand songs on my iPod – so I just hit shuffle and go. (Abby’s enchanted iPod has a bit of real world inspiration, as you can see.)
What made you start writing?
I just wanted to see if I could get published. I actually hadn’t written anything since college, and somewhere in my early 30’s the writing bug bit and that was that.
So you have any critique partners?
Sure. Actually I have a mix of beta readers and critique partners – I have different people I have read the manuscripts at different times, depending on what stage the manuscript is in.
Who is your favorite author? Is your writing style similar?
I have so many!! Honestly, I’m not sure I could really pick just one, but I’m rather fond of Jaqueline Carey and her Kushiel’s Legacy series. Our writings styles aren’t similar, as far as I can tell. >_<
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Gaming! And reading! And cross stitch!
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Shapeshifting, hands down.
About A Trace of Moonlight (Abby Sinclair #3)
Drinking from the waters of lethe and offering herself up as Faerie’s sacrificial Tithe …these just might be the least of Abby Sinclair’s problems.
Abby’s pact with a demon—whether or not she remembers making it—is binding, so she’d better count herself lucky that (in the words of a daemon who knows better) there’s nearly always a loophole. But her friends’ reckless attempts to free her, well intentioned though they may be, set off a disastrous chain of events. In no time at all, Abby turns her incubus lover mortal and gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead. She might have even been able to recover from all that had she not lost the Key to the CrossRoads to her mortal enemy, who promptly uses his restored power to wreak havoc on the OtherWorld and put its very existence in jeopardy.
Only one person can make things right again, but to find her, Abby must place her trust in allies of mixed loyalties, and conquer her nightmares once and for all.
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About Allison Pang
A marine biologist in a former life, Allison Pang turned to a life of crime to finance her wild spending habits and need to collect Faberge eggs. A cat thief of notable repute, she spends her days sleeping and nights scaling walls and wooing dancing boys….Well, at least the marine biology part is true. But she was taloned by a hawk once. She also loves Hello Kitty, sparkly shoes, and gorgeous violinists.
She spends her days in Northern Virginia working as a cube grunt and her nights waiting on her kids and cats, punctuated by the occasional husbandly serenade. Sometimes she even manages to write. Mostly she just makes it up as she goes.
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