More Hollows Fun! A Kim Harrison podcast interview
Check out Kim’s interview with the Agony Column where she shares a ton of insight about the series overall, it’s development, the future, and more.
If you don’t want to listen to the entire thing (I myself was multitasking in the process so it wasn’t a big deal), I took a few notes and noted the approximate time if you want to skim to that point yourself. Sorry if it’s not perfectly formatted:
15 minutes – very good insight on Al and his evolution.
21 minutes – we have Kim’s editor to thank for Bis’s creation
22 minutes – how she crafts the plot. Kim has an idea of Rachel’s HEA and she thought it was going to be during Book 3. She only plots the book she’s working on, not a whole long story arc across books. She just picks up threads in the next book from the previous book.
24 minutes – Because she works so far ahead of schedule, she can work in some things that the fans want to see.
Kim NEVER dreams about her characters!
27 minutes – the richness of Urban Fantasy, chicklit, mysteries, crime scene, etc. Very good insight.
29 minutes – great discussion on her vampire development. We will see Nina again.
30 minutes – Trent discussion and his history with Rachel. Nick getting his comeuppance in the next book!
35 minutes – she discusses her research in developing the spells.
Still doesn’t know is Kal (Trent’s dad) saved the demons by accident or on purpose!
38 minutes – brought in kids to flesh out Trent’s character and background. And Rachel is seeing him differently now. She didn’t want to give Rachel kids herself because she feels like the series is over once that happens. Giving supporting characters kids allows her to push this envelope.
41 minutes – If Kim did a spin off series, she would do it with Glenn! He has a lot going on.
42 minutes – Ivy is rebelling against her vampire responsibilities.
47 minutes – Her editor suggesting using humans for APB
48 minutes – Discusses her process for writing action and sex scenes. She uses the same approach for both, wanting to know where everybody’s hands are at all times and she wants an action and reaction from both parties.
49 minutes – romance readers helped Kim get her work out there. Again notes how some UF are heavier on romance, some of heavier on mystery. Romance readers like a lot of things UF is known for. With a strong-willed heroine. She didn’t know her romance following was so large until she killed Kisten. She felt she lost a lot of readers for a book and the readers told her she was breaking the rules.
54 minutes – new book is will be UF because that’s what she loves. She tries to write a chapter per day. It takes 8 hours.
58 minutes – the idea to do a GN was her agent’s idea. She was worrying that her writing was getting stale. If there are other GNs someone else will be scripting them. It’s too limited.
59 minutes – the show won’t follow the books. It will follows what’s *between* the books.