Interview with Steve Mendoza

How does "Insanity of the Black Sheep" change the way people read books?
It would change the way they would look at someone very differently and with hope in their eyes,they can help those who have been bullied. It's both an adventure and a way to put a smile upon people's faces.
When did you first start writing?
I started to write during the peak of the Harry Potter era, but this story in particular started when I finished reading a specific Seanan McGuire book and when I finished it, I couldn't sleep at all. That came my inspiration for writing this story.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Adventure in Europe, Disaster in Europe, and Heroism in Europe; which is the story in a nutshell.

But in reality, it's about someone who helps someone else being bullied from their own sibling because that person is a lesbian. So this story is along the lines of "helping your neighbor"
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing that people can appreciate my writing and to make my ideas in paper and hope that someone does like them and can cosplay my characters.
What do your fans mean to you?
I hope to have a lot of fans from this story and from the way I write my series, I hope to have a lot more.
What are you working on next?
The second book of the series called "Anxiety of the White Lion". It finally takes place in New York City (where I'm from) and it still goes along of the LGBT theme. It involves more explosions.
Who are your favorite authors?

Seanan McGuire
J.K Rowling.

...that is all.
What was your inspiration for your main character, Katherine McAndrews?
Well, for my dear Katherine, it took a lot of thinking about her look and also about her style and whether she is somewhat of a clumsy character. When I found out what the word "Katherine" meant, I knew exactly who i wanted.
Do your characters have any definition?
From the names, they would mean this:

Katherine: Irish and Greek meaning "Pure"
Muchiko: Japanese for "Whip" (legit enough)
Natasha: Russian for "Born at Christmas" (which show her knowledge of the Bible)

Harumi: Japanese for "Springtime Beauty" (yeah...sure)
Bianca: Italian for "white"
Lisle: French for "cotton" (ha ha)
Published 2013-11-29.
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Books by This Author

Vanity of the Silver Crow
Series: Katherine McAndrews, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 178,710. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
After the destruction of San Francisco and her home country of Ireland at the hands of Lisle DePaul, Katherine McAndrews has vowed revenge against her rival. A zombie-like virus has spread throughout the city of Tokyo and Katherine must race against time in hopes that it won’t spread all over the country. Can she stop Lisle and save the city?
Menace of the Blond Fox
Series: Katherine McAndrews, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 173,980. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Katherine McAndrews has escaped the perils of New York along with her friends: Natasha Nikulina, and her seneschal--bodyguard, Anni Laaksonen Tovari and is now heading to the west coast; San Francisco, California to be exact, after learning that her cousin, the “mayor” of the Castro Neighborhood, Samantha Mitchell is now the new target of her rival, Lisle DePaul. Can Katherine save her cousin?
Anxiety of the White Lion
Series: Katherine McAndrews, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 193,600. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Katherine McAndrews has helped foil a dangerous terroristic plot against a mad rebellious female scientist, Harumi Kisaragi, in destroying the continent of Europe. You would think that after something like that, evil would get the message and leave you alone. Unfortunately for evil, there is no such thing as rest, even when you did save a continent from apocalyptic destruction.
Insanity of the Black Sheep
Series: Katherine McAndrews, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 186,520. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
All Katherine McAndrews needed was a tutor for her Chemistry exam. Instead the tutor, the gothic scientist Muchiko Kisaragi has involved Katherine in a mad chase all over Europe to stop her older sister Harumi from committing the most gruesome act anyone has ever seen. Along with rich girl runaway Natasha Nikulina, Katherine has no choice, but to go along and save Europe from the coming apocalypse