Virginia King

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When a voice wakes you up in the middle of the night and tells you to write a mystery series, what’s a writer to do? That’s how I came to create Selkie Moon, after a massage from a strange woman with gifted hands was followed by this nocturnal message. I sat down at the keyboard until Selkie Moon turned up -- a modern woman with a mythical name. Soon I was hooked, exploring far-flung places full of secrets where Selkie delves into psychological clues tangled up in the local mythology.

Before Selkie Moon invaded my life, I'd been a teacher, an unemployed ex-teacher, the author of over 50 children’s books, an audio-book produc
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Virginia King Hi Charles, I've only just seen your reply. Apologies for not seeing it here in questions LOL! Many thanks for making the change. I appreciate it. I…moreHi Charles, I've only just seen your reply. Apologies for not seeing it here in questions LOL! Many thanks for making the change. I appreciate it. I have seen another reviewer I know actually hide her comment under a "spoiler" label that can then be clicked but who knows how to do that??

Interesting that you didn't regard it as a spoiler -- I guess as the author I'm especially sensitive. I've had other readers tell me that the creeping dread about what's going to happen has made the story a great read, so I guess knowing some of those elements in advance might "spoil" that part.

I'm happy with what you've done and good to have met you because of it :-)

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Ideas are everywhere. But it takes some practice to notice them, then add a dash of imagination to tweak them into something bigger. In this post, I explain how the weird and unexpected turned up when I was doing something else. I’m using it as a springboard for creating clues and threads in Selkie Moon’s next mystery, with a little help from her fans ...

 

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“The characters in my novels are my own unrealized possibilities. That is why I am equally fond of them all and equally horrified by them. Each one has crossed a border that I myself have circumvented. It is that crossed border which attracts me most. For beyond that border begins the secret the novel asks about.”
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