A self-proclaimed genre hopping author, Dahlia DeWinters, joins us to share her fantastic stories of relationships in the fantastic worlds she creates. From taking the zombie genre and turning it around to showing the world of horror that existed during the time when slavery was the norm in the Americas.
- The intense emotions that are captured in Loving Among the Dead.
- The motivation behind the creation of “Loving Among the Dead”. What Dahlia wanted to explore in this book.
- How the desire for normality and basic human elements will survive even in a world filled with zombies.
- The detailed research required to build a realistic world for the characters.
- We talk about the sequel “One for The Road” and how it expands on the world created in the first book.
- We then talk about La Belle Bête where Dahlia takes the classic Beauty and the Beast story and turns it totally upside down
Dahlia DeWinters shares her other works including “Tea and Tomahawks” and “Rum and Redemption”.
- Dahlia helps me realize why zombie stories are so depressing for me so much.
- We discuss Dahlia's use of different genres as backgrounds for relationships between people.
- We finish up by discussing the impact of the Colors in Darkness Facebook group.
Dahlia DeWinters' Links
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