Mark Bousquet, author, reviewer and raconteur, has kindly interviewed me over at his site, Atomic Anxiety. We talk about Christmas, Slayers and professional strategies.
From the interview:
MB: You’re most recent novel is GOTREK & FELIX: ROAD OF SKULLS, which is part of the Warhammer universe. You’ve written in the Warhammer universe before and you’ve written Gotrek & Felix stories before, but this is your first time taking over the Gotrek & Felix novels. How did you approach this long form assignment? Was it a matter of merging your style with the work that had come before yours, or did you approach it as simply trying to tell the best Gotrek & Felix story you could?
JR: To be honest, I approached it as I approach everything related to tie-in work or IP that I don’t actively own—i.e., very carefully. With this sort of thing, you want to tell the best story you can, within the limits you’re given for a particular project. At its core, a tie-in novel is a form of advertising, as well as a narrative, so you have to balance those two things as best you can and still deliver an entertaining experience for the reader.
Why not go check out the whole interview? And after that, be sure to check out the other reviews in the series. For a full list of Atomic Interviews, check out the dedicated page over at Mark’s site. Oh, and be sure to check out his film and television reviews as well as his original fiction, including The Haunting of Kraken Moor.