Q & A with Harley Jane Kozak, author of “Keeper of the Moon”
Human-paranormal peacekeeping had never been easy…but in Hollywood it can truly be murder! Author Harley Jane Kozak tells us what it’s like to work with an amazing cast of characters…and about her newest title in THE KEEPERS: L.A. miniseries.
Q: You’ve had a pretty interesting acting career. What led you to become an author?
A: In my mid-30’s I discovered I was committing what in Hollywood is a serious blunder: aging! At the same time, I’d fallen in love with a writing class I was taking and had some essays published, and then I was writing a novel, and then having babies – three in two years—and suddenly, trading acting for writing (far more compatible with motherhood) was a no-brainer.
A: Theoretically, they’re very supportive, but when it comes down to my deadline versus their homework, basketball game, or a ride to the mall—guess which they pick?
Q: Are your stories based at all on real life experiences or purely imagination?
A: I have the misfortune to live in a neighborhood with no vampires, werewolves or even elves; thus, I am forced to make this stuff up (with some real-life scenarios thrown in).
Q: What can you tell me about your new book, Keeper of the Moon?
A: The Keeper of the title is Sailor Ann Gryffald. She and her cousins were born peacekeepers between the world of Others and the world of humans. Sailor’s particular species to run interference for is the Elven—tall, charismatic creatures with the powers of telepathy and teleportation. It was enormous fun to create a world with Heather Graham and Alexandra Sokoloff, my very good friends with whom I’m writing the series. Equally fun was conceiving the man Sailor falls in love with, Declan Wainwright. I gave him all my favorite qualities, and then I gave them a Lamborghini and turned them loose in Los Angeles thick with mysterious pathogens, ritual murder, and a full moon.
Don’t miss the next title in THE KEEPERS: L.A. miniseries by Harley Jane Kozak, Keeper of the Moon!