We had the chance to interview Micah Persell, author of Of Eternal Life and Of the Knowledge of Good and Evil recently, and asked her about everything from her favorite romances, to what casting the movie for her books might have looked like, as well as what her upcoming projects are.
booknosh: Of Eternal Life was your first published novel… but is it your first published work? Or have you written other stories, novellas, etc?
MP: Of Eternal Life is my first everything: my first finished novel, my first published work. Unless you count my Master’s thesis. My novels are right beside my thesis on the bookshelf in our home. That puppy was much harder and took much longer to write than any of my novels. A non-fiction writer I am not!
booknosh: If you had to pick out your literary parents, who would they be? How would you describe yourself in the context of author/creative directors parenthood? Jane Austen meets Stephanie Laurens? Ayn Rand meets Virginia Henley?
MP: Okay, I got really excited at the idea of Jane Austen and Stephanie Laurens being my literary parents, so I want to go with them. Like Austen, I think it’s important for the hero and heroine to be friends as well as lovers, and like Laurens, I think they should also burn up the sheets something fierce!