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Issue 84 – Erica Schultz (Forgotten Home)

We bring back writer ERICA SCHULTZ to talk about her latest work, Forgotten Home! Which Disney hit inspired the story? How does she avoid writing a Mary Sue character? All this and more in a great interview – listen now!

SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro
    • Plug social media
  • Interview
    • Background on Erica
    • Genesis for project – inspiration, etc
    • Marika Cresta – how did she come on board?
    • Previous interview, mentioned daddy issues in characters – this one has mommy issues – how much Erica in Lorraine/Joanna?
    • Lorraine – Tries to keep Joanna safe, but it backfires on her
      • Several children taken from home…some of which were abusive to begin with
    • Rani – what’s the source of her prejudice?
      • Narcissism on full display – claims to give people choices, but it’s only a choice that works for her
    • Trodaire – most fascinating character to me, so many divided loyalties – crown, Lorraine, Kerel
      • Gained trust/authority at a young age despite no magic in a magical royal court
    • How is Michael unfazed by Lorraine’s appearance?
    • Ideas for sequel based on ending?
    • Thoughts on Dennis O’Neil
  • Ending
    • Next episodes: Raphael, Support systems in comics, [REDACTED]
    • Plugs for social

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