Friday, August 10, 2007

413 Remembrance Lane author, D. Musgrave

D Musgrave

1. Tell us a little bit about your characters in "War Within", your story in 413 Remembrance Lane.
The story, War Within, takes place shortly after the end of WWII. The main character, William Beauregard, he just returned from a tour in the South Pacific and he's not alone. Ghosts of the war have followed him back to New Orleans. The hauntings of these ghosts are so vivid, he can no longer distinguish truth from illusion. These hauntings, have him afraid of the voices and images and worries he may lash out at them, hurting his wife, Sheila. To rid himself of the ghosts, he must take a huge risk, one that could lose his wife to him for ever.

2. How did you come up with the idea for your story?
- The idea for the story came about after watching a Travel Channel show about ghost tours of supposed haunted places in New Orleans. I was thinking of a simple paranormal ghost story, but as I began to research ghosts in the bayou, I discovered the link between the ghost stories and Voodoo magic. From there, the story took off and I just held on for the ride.

3. What was your initial reaction to doing a story based around a diary and a house?
- I was on board from the beginning. It's a unique idea and I knew I had to be a part of it. Then I saw the list of other authors involved and it confirmed my decision.

4. What was the most fun part about doing this in-depth of a collaboration?
- Reading all the other stories and seeing how we all worked as a team to link each story together. It was like working a jigsaw puzzle in reverse.

5. Now that the anthology is out and hindsight has had a chance to kick in - is there anything about your story or characters you would change?
Not really. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I was the last to finish their story for the anthology and I had every opportunity to revise my story.

6. What else do you have coming out soon?
- I've just finished and sent off a short story to Phaze that's going to be in the upcoming Fantasies VI BDSM collection.Continuing EducationBlurbBy day, Stephanie Barrett is a high school English Teacher. By night, she's the Grand Mistress of a dungeon club, without a submissive to call her own. When she spots Nicolas Adamson, back in town from college, she remembers the strong feelings she had for him, but never acted on. A plan forms in her mind, to lure him into her lair. Thus begins the realization of her longest held fantasy--to find a submissive of her own.

7. What are you working on right now?
My current work in progress is for a new line with Love You Divine. The line is called Bedside Manor.Here's the blurb for the series:All the dirty doctor stories behind a single door. Does that gynecologist who works on Tuesdays turn you on? How about the new dentist who said you need $10,000 worth of work and you just signed because you'll see him every other Saturday for a year. Maybe the new neighbors like to play dress-up, and maybe sex slaves are trained in nursing schools. Even alchemists and apothecaries have something to add at Bedside Manor as long as everyone who participates is conscious.My story is about a couple seeking the help of a sex therapist. June and Scott have difficulty sharing their fantasies, so Dr. Marla has them fill out a questionnaire. The Dr. reviews the results, and decides an intervention is the only way to achieve a breakthrough.

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