I’d like to welcome Heidi R. Kling to my blog today! She is the author of Witch’s Brew and The Gleaning which are the first two books in the Spellspinners of Melas County series. I’ve read them both and they are so much fun. These books are full of romance and magic, but in honor of Halloween I wanted to know what Heidi was afraid of. Here’s what she had to say about the top things she is afraid of and how fear plays out in her novels.
Heidi: I’m afraid of a great many things, which probably helps when writing about things that go bump in the night.
The usual suspects, spiders and snakes etc. don’t intimidate me too much (unless they are up close and personal of course), but I’m definitely afraid of supernatural things. Have you ever seen the movie “Watcher in the Woods?”
Me: Um no. Honestly, I’m a wuss.
Heidi: Scared me to death as a kid. And it’s a Disney film!
I’m also am a pretty decent conspiracy theory believer, so the warlocks’ corrupt Congression in The Gleaning –guising as a responsible pharmaceutical company– while really doing nasty things to humans, is something I’d be afraid of in real life.
Me: That totally freaked me out in your books! And how the warlocks get all old and have nasty breath… *shudders*
Heidi: I don’t take things at face value very often and I’m a big believer in trusting my instincts in regards to personal character, trustworthiness, etc. That probably plays out in my stories!