An author specializing in a variety of adult thriller categories, Charlotte Blackwood seeks to redefine the formula for writing a thriller story. She is the author of fan-pleasing novella Those We Trust and has her next novella in the works. She lives in the state of Washington, not Seattle, with her family.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. It's a very chill place, one of the few parts of the country where even though the landscape is diverse, colors don't matter. It's the Everyplace, to me, and so when I write I often eliminate the importance of WHERE. I like to think that my stories can happen anywhere, any small town or college town or mill town in the country. But I suppose, in doing that, everywhere becomes a bit more like my hometown.
When did you first start writing?
I remember writing stories with my friends in elementary school. We had these fantastic stories where we were all traversing space and saving the universe. It's ironic that I really don't write sci-fi, since that was my first genre, but I guess when you're young you think you can do anything. Now I know I've got limits, and coming up with tech words that sound cool is definitely not one of them.
Seriously writing, though, probably happened when I was in high school. It started with poetry, songs, plays, and then my inspiration for those things ran dry and all of a sudden my prose just took off and it was all I wanted to do.
Harmony Boyd is an aspiring writer and college student who falls in love with a tabooed man, and that love is returned. What she doesn't know is someone close to her is watching everything. What will the consequences of her actions be, for her and everyone around her?
Perhaps a bit cliche, but well-written. If I could give one criticism it would be breaking up the paragraphs a bit more because sometimes it's daunting to read so much text in a chunk with erotic literature.
But very sexy!