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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Kaylee and Killer Kali
I've been in love with the strange and unusual all my life so it's no stretch for me to delve into cultures and myths beyond those I was raised with. In fact, I find learning about all the fun creatures that populate fables and fairytales around the world to be pure entertainment, and inspiration.
When writing School's Out 4Ever, the sequel to DFF: Dead Friend's Forever in the Extreme Hauntings series, I knew this time I wanted the haunting to reflect the different cultures represented in the melting pot of our nation. Anyone who's ever had a history class knows the whole world helped settle the U.S. back in the day.
This time I borrowed architects from Europe and a pretty awesome creature from Hindu mythology, Kali. In my book, she's a misunderstood goddess of destruction and death. It was fantastically fun to merge this belief with Kaylee's world of angels and demons.