Interview with Kyoko M, author of The Black Parade
The Black Parade is an urban fantasy novel about Jordan Amador, an unfortunate girl who accidentally shot and killed a Seer–someone who can see and hear ghosts, angels, and demons. Worse still, she did so on the eve of her awakening into becoming one of them, and now she is the only Seer left on earth with no one to guide her. As penance, God gives her two years to help one hundred souls with unfinished business cross over or she’ll go to hell.
Just as she nears the deadline, Jordan meets Michael O’Brien–a handsome, smart-mouthed poltergeist, and the first one she’s ever met. His unusual ability to touch things makes him unique from the other ghosts she’s encountered and she decides to solve his mysterious death. However, as she starts unraveling the events that led to his death, she stumbles across a harrowing plot by the demons to enslave mankind. As if that weren’t enough, it turns out the demons need her blood in order for their scheme to work, so now she’s a hunted woman. It also doesn’t help that she and Michael start to fall for each other, making it that much harder for her to let him go and save her own soul as well as his before time runs out.
What genre is this?
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
Tell us about Jordan.
Tell us about him then.
Have you written any other books that we should read next?
Where is your website?
How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m also big on manga and anime, especially any shoujo with touches of the paranormal elements like Kamisama Hajimemashita, as well as the traditional awesome stuff like Cowboy Bebop, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Darker Than Black, Kuroshitsuji, Ouran High School Host Club, Bleach, etc.
I grew up just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. I loved reading from a young age and I’ve been writing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I considered it to just be a hobby until halfway through college at the University of Georgia when I met Jackson Pearce, an urban fantasy novelist. She did a lecture on publishing fiction and I realized that I loved writing enough to try and make it my actual career. Thanks to her, I ended up switching my major to English, getting a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and started writing novels for a living.