Recently Quarter Castle Publishing sat down with Sheila McDougall and talked with her about her upcoming release City of Light and Shadow. In the coming weeks we’ll post pieces of this interview here.
Sheila McDougall : Paris is called City of Light because it was a centre of education and ideas during The Age of Enlightenment and one of the first European cities to install gas street lighting. It is also a city of lightness, of beauty. In my novel, Paris’s glamour, its “light”, is counterbalanced by poverty and the dark motivations of some characters. Thus, City of Light and Shadow.
QCP: Is there anything you found particularly challenging in writing City of Light and Shadow?
Sheila McDougall: Two things:
1. I know very little about music and practically nothing about jazz.
2. Creating a young male character who spoke and behaved, not like the female senior citizen I am, but like a guy.
…more about City of Light and Shadow with Sheila McDougall next week. Look for the contemporary thriller in softcover (in both standard and OpenDyslexic font) and eBook in October 2013. If you’ve missed Part I of the Interview, check it out here.