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Ashley Hodges Bazer | The Story Behind Poison
Author Guest / August 15, 2014

Many years ago, I lived alone, a great distance from any family. I had a few friends, but no one I could really count on. Being lonely, I sought comfort and solace on the Internet. There, I discovered the world of online role playing. I created a variety of characters that frolicked through AOL chat rooms. Two of those characters quickly became my favorites. The first transformed into Selah Clairet, whose story has yet to be told. The second developed into Raven Criswell. Her story will be released in November in the book, HERALDS OF THE CROWN: FUSION. I had to change a great deal about the characters and their stories, but much of Raven’s has stayed true to the original. After I wrote FUSION, I knew there was more to it. I wanted to explore the backstory of the characters I had created. Where did they come from? Who were their parents? Why were they important? This is how HERALDS OF THE CROWN: POISON was born. I traveled back in the timeline to learn the origin stories of the characters. My villain gained depth and strength. My FUSION hero now had a motive behind his actions. And I had a story arc…