As a writer, I go through phases during which one character is more appealing to me than another. At the moment, Danie holds a particular fascination for. She is one of my original characters and has changed form since I created her in 1994. (Can you blame me? I was only nine years old!) I posted about her on The Fall Girl a couple of months ago, listing reasons why I would love to be her for a day.
The Woman in the Fire is my chance to tell Danie’s story and to strengthen my writing–as is any opportunity. I hope you all like her. She is going to be bullheaded, rash, witty, insolent, and beautifully bitchy.
The only thing she remembered after the Incident was waking up in a stinking alley amid jagged soup cans and her own blood seeping from a head wound.
It had been…
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