Q&A with the author Beth Ann Masarik of The World Among Us, Prince of Darkness
What were some of your favorite novels when you were a teen?
Believe it or not, I wasn’t big into reading when I went to school. This was mostly because I was a much slower reader than everyone else, and I was forced to read books for school like Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath (OI! That was a nightmare for someone like me). HOWEVER, I think I vaguely remember enjoying reading Hamlet one year in high school. Believe it or not, I’ve never actually had to read Romeo and Juliet.
Who is your favorite character and why?
Hmm. Now, this is a tough one. This is like picking your favorite child. I honestly love all the characters in The World Among Us. They all bring something unique to the story.
Describe your writing process.
Honestly, there’s really not much to it. I usually write a night (or sometimes right before work if I wake up early enough). I’m usually snuggled under my covers in my bed and in my pajamas. I like to be comfortable while I write. I put on my playlist. I usually listen to Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, or the Jonas Brothers (something along those lines). I make sure to have a snack and a drink handy. Usually its chips and either iced tea or some sort of soda.
If you could cast The World Among Us Prince of Darkness which actors would you use for Hades, Damien, Selene, and DuVessa?
Hades would be Jonathan Rys Meyers
(mmmmm yum! I loved him in Bend It Like Beckham)
or Kirstin Dunst!
I can’t decide who I’d want for Damien or DuVessa yet.
How did you come up with the plot of The World Among Us?
The World Among Us started as a writing assignment for a college class. I had been reading Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire when I got the idea to write a novel. The rest is pretty much history.
How many more books are you planning for the series?
There are going to be at least two more books. Not sure how many novellas or short stories there will be yet though. I am also working on the idea of a spin off series from it that will told from Selene’s daughters’ point of views.