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.


Unknown said...

Hi Folks--
I'm darrell Bain and I'll be around all day to answer questions and comments about Savage Survival or any of my other books.
Happy reading to you all.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for hosting Darrell, Karina. And Darrell, you've been great about popping in to answer questions for everyone.

See you along the tour trail.


Cheryl said...

Speaking of questions, you said in yesterday's post here, that religion and faith do play a role in the novel. Is it difficult for you--since you don't have a religion--to portray characters of faith in your stories? How do you make them realistic to readers?