Interview with Willow Mason | NewInBooks


What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write So Fairy So Good?

I wasn’t so much inspired as I was trying to distract and entertain myself during our current lockdown (because having a partner who’s not meant to be working from home “work from home” is never fun.)  

If you woke up in the world of So Fairy So Good, what is the first thing you would do?

Freak out! I prefer my supernatural hybrids on paper where they belong.  

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I like reading dark psychological thrillers but they’re definitely not what I enjoy writing. For that, I prefer lighthearted fantasy with lashings of humor.

What fictional world would you most like to visit?

I’m still waiting for Narnia to show up in the back of my wardrobe (though feel free to keep your Turkish delight to yourself, White Witch.)

What book did you expect to hate, but ended up loving?

Gone Girl. It was so thoroughly overhyped by the time I got around to reading it that I was sure it would be a load of nonsense, but then loved every page of it.  

What’s your favorite thing about writing? What’s your least favorite thing about it?

I get to make all the smartarse comments that I can never think or—or can’t say even if I do think of them—in real life. My least favorite is having to think of every single last word in the book. I mean, come on. How is that fair?  

What scene in So Fairy So Good was your favorite to write?

I liked the first scene the best. My PI goes to soooooooo much trouble to track this guy down just in order to tell him to ring his mother (except there’s a little bit more going on but shhh – that’s a secret!)

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Elliot  

What will your next adventure or writing project be?

There’s a nice innocent newcomer-to-witchcraft story rolling around in my head at the moment, which will probably be my next project. A nice light happy para-cozy type of thing where someone can find out she’s worth more than she ever knew, and the antagonist can get the justice that’s overdue to them.  


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