I interviewed Alice Henderson, author of the new Supernatural tie-in novel Fresh Meat. Check out part of the interview below, and click here to read the rest.
Were you a fan of Supernatural before writing this book? If so, do
you have any particular favorite episodes that you used for inspiration (or just that you love in general!)?
AH: I love the show, and was a fan of Supernatural before writing the book. With so many fantastic episodes to choose from, picking favorites is a little hard. Weekend At Bobby's was such a great glimpse into the chaotic life of Bobby and all the misadventures he is having behind the scenes. Scarecrow was very spooky, and the plot of Hook Man gripping. Ghostfacers and The Real Ghostbusters had that wonderful mix of humor and frights. Monster Movie truly captured the feeling of an older era of black and white thrillers. I love stories with time travel, so Frontierland is another favorite.
How did you get into writing a tie-in novel for Supernatural? Do you think you'll do another in the future?
AH: I had written some tie-in novels for Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and really enjoyed the whole process. I mentioned to my agent that if the opportunity arose, I'd love to write one for Supernatural. He talked to the publisher, and I got the green light.
When you began writing this book, had season seven already began? Did you know the overall arc of the season, and did you try to fit your story into that arc? Is that sort of thing difficult, since you're basically just sandwiched in between two episodes?
AH: Season Seven had already begun, yes, and I did know the overall arc. I really wanted to use Bobby, so I set the book earlier in Season 7. I actually really enjoyed writing an adventure between two episodes. While the main arc of the Season 7 story is being played out on the show, I get to tell the story of an entirely new adventure of the Winchesters, set in that same timeframe. I just had to keep in mind what hadn't happened yet, and what had.
Read the rest of the interview here.