Interview with Bend Me, Shape Me Protagonist, Jo Sullivan

Bend Me, Shape Me

On her blog last year, Laurie Jenkins interviewed the main character in my Street Stories series, Jo Sullivan.   Yesterday, she did a followup interview and talked a bit about the new novel, Bend Me, Shape Me, and about how life has changed for the characters since Painted Blackwas released.

Here’s one of Jo’s answers. Click through to read the whole interview.

Mental health issues are a huge problem on the streets. In my opinion, it’s an even more common denominator than addiction and alcoholism. Sometimes the reason people start drinking and doing drugs is because they are trying to cope with a mental illness. That doesn’t mean they deserve less respect or should be feared or shunned. I find the rule you should apply to everyone, homeless or not homeless, mentally healthy or no, is treat people with respect. Nine times out of ten they will…

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First Interview by Jaidis Shaw

Juniper GroveMy first author interview to promote Bend Me Shape Me was posted yesterday at Juniper Grove, the blog site of author Jaidis Shaw.  In addition to talking about Bend Me, I also answer questions about the cozy mystery I am currently working on, writing in general, and my vision for an alternate universe.

Jaidis did a feature story and giveaway of Painted Black last year and will be reviewing Bend Me, Shape Me soon.  Thank you, Jaidis!

Click through the link below to read the entire interview, but here’s a snippet:

Do you have any writing projects you are currently working on?

Yes, I am taking a break from the dark, intense world of the Street Stories series and am living out a fantasy of mine by writing a cozy mystery series. Before I moved to the big city, I lived in farm country in a little mother-in-law house across the driveway from a huge farmhouse where twelve children had been raised amid laughter and hard work. I had a secret dream that I would one day be able to buy the big house also and turn it into an artists’ and writers’ retreat, fully equipped with farm animals in the barn, chickens, home cooked meals, etc.

via Featured Book: Bend Me, Shape Me by Debra R. Borys.