Goodreads asked Zara Steen:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Zara Steen I'm working on Blue Moon Rising, the sequel to Heart of Shell, so part of the book details I already knew before I started writing. However, the inspiration for the continuation of this series has been inspired by multiple things. I often find walks near water help me get into the mind of the characters.

Visualization is a key part of my process too. I run through multiple scenarios as if I was each of the characters and I ask myself a lot of questions to uncover the personal stories of Merrick and Anya. By creating their actions and events, I'm able to clearly see what fits into the plot. The more I ask, the better I have an idea of what feels right to them and to me as the author.

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