Thursday, November 15, 2007
An Interview With Darrell Bain
1. What inspired you to write this story?
Probably my own childhood history of adversity had something to do with it and seeing young orphans in Vietnam making a life by themselves when still very young was in the back of my mind, too. But really, one day the whole theme and plot came to mind like a vision, something that happens very seldom to a writer.
2. Who is your favorite character and why?
Lyda, of course is my favorite character for the reasons listed above.
3. How have your personal faith and beliefs influenced your story?
I don't have a religion. I believe a person is responsible for whatever they make of their life.
4. What was the hardest part of writing this book?
There was no hard part. It practically wrote itself. Again, something very rare.
5. What was easiest?
It was all easy. I like this story about as well or better than anything I've ever written.
6. What's next for you?
I'm currently collaborating on a novel and possibly a series with Travis S. Taylor, a well known science fiction author and scientist.