On January 6, Boo Sheppard and I sat down for an interview about the release of Wolf Code. Boo is a talented interviewer, actress, director, producer, and author. For nineteen years she interviewed a host of people (such as Danny Glover, Ossie Davis, and Mary Lou Retton) for the television show Orangeburg Inside/Out, including such notable authors as Robert Jordan, Ron Rash, Mary Alice Monroe, and Dorothea Benton Frank. An ardent supporter of Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC, she has also been actively involved in a number of dramatic performances, several she has written, over the years. It was a delight to share that morning with her.
Over the thirty minutes, Boo pushed me to think more closely about how the novel came together–what idea sparked the book in the beginning, how I discovered the characters who drive the story, why these themes spoke to me, and what I hoped readers would carry away from the adventure of reading the book. We’ve broken the interview up into five videos to make them more accessible. I hope you enjoy them. As always, feel free to send me a note to let me know if you have any followup questions or helpful comments. Your support is always appreciated.