Today I am interviewing Marianne de Pierres , author of the new urban fantasy/SF Western novel, Mythmaker.
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DJ: Hey Marianne! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!
Could you start things off by telling readers a little bit about Mythmaker?
Marianne de Pierres: Hi DJ! Great to meet you! MYTHMAKER is the sequel to PEACEMAKER, a story set in a future Australia about a park ranger and a US Marshall who have to work together to keep mythological creatures from overrunning the world. Their relationship is uneasy at best, and the series is action packed. I blend the Western genre with urban fantasy and a little SF.
DJ: Can you briefly tell us a little about your main character? Does she have any cool quirks or habits, or any reason why readers with sympathize with her?
MP: Her name is Virgin Jackson; an unusual name for sure, and chosen because it harks back to the old dime Westerns of the 50s and 60s. Virgin is single minded, a little anti-social, but passionate about the land and loyal to the people she loves. She’s been bought up without a mother, and her father died a few years before we meet her. There is a kind of loneliness about her; but essentially she’s a person of great integrity. During the course of the book she discovers that she has the ability to see Mythos – mythical creatures from another realm.