The latest eSpec Books Author Spotlight is up, and it’s all about me! Specifically talking about “Unguarded,” my story in the upcoming Horns and Halos anthology, which is currently being crowdfunded.
Here’s an excerpt:
eSB: Angels and Devils are a common theme in fiction. How did you make yours stand out? How much of a challenge was it?
KRAD: Well, mainly I wanted to do something different from the way angels have been done in fiction, whether the old trope of angels as ethereal paragons or the more recent trend (seen in places like the Sandman comics and on the TV show Supernatural) of portraying them as arrogant snots. I also wanted to do something other than Christian angels.
I found myself really compelled by the notion of hafazhah: in Islamic tradition, everyone has four angels that protect them—one stands in front, one stands behind, and the other two take over after half the day is over. I really love the idea of angels that work in shifts…