About the Author.Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing at eleven, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and received a degree in Screen Arts and Cultures (a fancy way of saying she was forced to watch a lot of old movies) with a subconcentration in Screenwriting. She writes. She watches a lot of new movies. Reads a lot of books. Tweets too much. Loves dogs and have two spoiled Papillons.
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(Questions were asked by both myself and Ninfa)
1) There are so many great myths, is there any particular reason you chose the story of Hades and Persephone to give a modern day twist?
– It wasn’t so much a conscious choice on my part as it was a story idea that presented itself, if that makes sense. I didn’t consciously sort through mythology looking for something to give a modern day twist. It was just a story I very much wanted to write.
2) Is there a meaning behind the modern names you chose for the Gods?
–I chose many of the names for their meanings, yep! Especially the more minor characters. They were all Greek names to begin with, and though I have to admit that about half of the names changed during the editing process (for instance, Ella’s name was originally Eris), I did try to keep meanings attach to those names. One of my favourites is Phillip, which means lover of horses. Which is significant once you find out who he is. :)
3) Which one of the Gods would you date and why? – They all have their pros and cons. I’m not sure there’s any one god who’s sticking out.
–If Hades was anything like Henry, I would probably go for him. But I suspect the Underworld would be a gloomy place to live.
4) Was there a favourite character to write in the story? One that came to you easily?
– Henry and James were two of my favourites, mostly because of their traits and motivations, which were very clear in my mind. I also loved writing Ava – she’s such a loose cannon, and sometimes the things she said surprised even me.
5) And lastly, are you a Bookaholic?
– If you saw just how many books I have, you wouldn’t have to ask that question. :)