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DJ: Hey, H.M.! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, tell us a little about yourself?
H.M. Jones: Thanks for having me on your site. I’m an author dabbling in almost any genre I can get my hands on. I wrote Monochrome, which is a dark fantasy/magical realism book, but I also write a lot of short stories, and poetry and have a few such things published. “Tiptoe Through Time” and “The Light Storm of 2015” in the Masters of Time anthology are my most recent short stories. I like to blog about mental health awareness and other things—books, conventions, tattoos, mothering, etc. I’m a mother of two children and a college English and Cultural Sovereignty instructor at Northwest Indian College. I have many hobbies, including pulling in the canoe with my husband’s tribe, weaving and kickboxing.
DJ: What is Monochrome about?
H.M.: Primarily it’s about a physical representation of the mental state of depression, specifically postpartum depression as experienced by the main character, Abigail. However, it’s equally about finding the joy in one’s life in the face of trials. It’s about love, mourning, relationships and about the magic of everyday memories. It’s about seeing life not for what it could be but what it is. But it also has elements of magic, of alternate realities that really thrust the issues of the heroine into a different sphere.