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Today, we look at THE WHEELS OF CADY GREY.
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Guest Post by the Author
What inspired you to write this book?
Funny story, I was supposed to be writing the last book in my science fiction trilogy but instead I got the image of a teenaged girl, underneath an overturned powered wheelchair, with a guy with a gun closing in on her to kill her.
Once that got stuck in my head, I couldn’t write anything else until I’d worked out, who she was, how she got there and why the guy wanted her dead. The result was the Wheels of Cady Grey. Book 3 of my trilogy currently remains unwritten.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Alternate thrillers and SFF, Iain M Banks style.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
No, but I do have a novella, which you get for free for joining the lovely mailing list.
Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Wheels of Cady Grey?
Cady Grey – 17 year old girl who smokes too much, swears too much and can’t leave well alone.
Daisy ******* – 16 year old girl, Cady’s best friend, cheery in the face of adversity, tidy, everyone’s Mum (has Down’s Syndrome)
Ed ***** – Cady’s closest male friend. Computer genius. Very focused. Has a long standing, unrequited crush on Cady.
Dave Le Bus – Special School Bus driver and ex-roadie.
Charlie Whizz – The new kid in school. He’s a wheelchair racer and downtrodden by his mother.
How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
My youngest daughter goes to a Special Ed School. I felt that people either ignored everyone there or treated them like porcelain dolls. What if the kids there were just normal (spoiler: they are)? What if the thriller came and found them and they were the only ones who knew or cared enough about what was going on to do anything about it? What if that became really dangerous, really quickly?
Where did you come up with the names in the story?
Cadence Grey just leapt into my head. The rest I had to work at!
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Revenge. I have many friends and a daughter in the special needs community. Most wheelchair users get treated like crap at some point. I liked being able to get some kind of payback for them, at least in Cady’s one liners!
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