This week I’m excited to be featuring an interview with crime writer, Emily Donoho, whose novel, In the Canyons of Shadow and Light, was published earlier this year.
Tell me a bit about your writing journey.
I had a vivid imagination as a kid and for my own edification, wrote elaborate stories, novels even, about dragons and horses. I read a lot as well and usually above my grade, ie reading Les Miserables at age 12. At university, between writing research papers and assignments, I played about with writing Lord of the Rings fan fiction (should one admit to that?) I don’t know that any of it was very good — it probably wasn’t — but at least it was practice at fiction. I also wrote a very primitive, nascent outline for what would be Canyons, reflecting my interest in criminal justice and psychiatry (I was a psych major…
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