Behind the Scenes: Kim Harrison interview

March 21, 2011

I very rarely get nervous interviewing someone these days, but I got tongue-tied when I interviewed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison about her book “Pale Demon,” the ninth book in The Hollows series.

I could go on all day, but she is an amazing person to interview. Her answers were clear and concise. I really didn’t have to change much at all for the online version. (The print version had to be trimmed to fit the space.)

Here’s a taste of the article, which you can read unabridged.

The best urban-fantasy novels take readers to cities in a world much like our own — except vampires, demons and witches exist there, too. And no one writes it better than New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison, who wrote “Pale Demon,” the ninth and best book, so far, in a planned 12- to 13-part series about witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan.

Rachel, who dabbled in black magic to protect the people she cared about, must get to a convention witches are holding in San Francisco, where she will be tried for using black magic. Roommates Ivy, a living vampire, and Jenks, a pixy, accompany her, as does Trent Kalamack, a sometimes criminally minded elf, who has his own reasons for heading west.

For my lovely, loyal readers, here’s a question and answer that didn’t make it in either the print or online version (it really didn’t fit in with anything else I asked):

Did I read that you had moved from Rock Hill, S.C., to Michigan? How are you coping with the weather?
We’ve had a nasty winter in Michigan. But I’m from Michigan, so I’m eager to see some snow. It’s been 13 years since I’ve had a real, solid cold winter. Fortunately, since my job takes place at home, I don’t have to get out, you know, and shovel the snow off my car every morning. If I did, I’m not sure I’d be appreciating the snow quite as much as I do. [Laugh]

Having said that, I am so ready for this winter to be over, it’s not funny. It had better be gone by the time I get back from this tour. I want to play in the dirt again.


If you didn’t read the full version, above, go to, and better yet, buy the book, too!

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  1. […] I thanked her again in a comment (by Sherry) to her next post, where she talks about the chilly Michigan weather. (If you missed my previous post about the not included Q&A about her move, here that is: […]

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