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.
QCP: Jazz plays a prominent role in your novel? Do you have a particular fondness for this genre of music? Do you have a favourite jazz player? Who?
Sheila McDougall: What I know about music in general would fit in a matchbox. What I know about jazz would fit in the matchbox with space to spare! Still, it would be difficult to have lived in the ‘60s without exposure to jazz greats like Louis Armstrong who hailed from New Orleans. One of the joys of writing is research, so I can say I know a bit more about jazz today than before I began to write City of Light and Shadow.
QCP: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Sheila McDougall: Frankly, if I had it to do over, my first novel would not be the book I’ve written. I’d have preferred to have written literary rather than popular fiction because literary fiction is what I typically read and appreciate. I regard City of Light and Shadow as a practice run, but I am nevertheless pleased I’ve written it and feel it’s an engaging read.
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…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. Part II is found here.