Q1. So tell us about Gwen.
Answer: Gwen is an eighteen-year girl, from the continent of Panoutres, with the power to control electricity.
Q2. How did you come up with the character?
Answer: Ooooooooh. Gwen went through so many different versions of herself until this one just happened. It wasn’t planned that way, but I’m sure that’s what needed to be written. Because that’s what came out of my brain.
Q3. How much of Gwen is like you?
Answer: How do I say this without spoilers? She’s definitely way gutsier! I couldn’t deal with half the things I put her through, sanity intact. I think we are similar in a few ways though. Gwen has a way of getting herself into trouble, that I think we share.
Q4. What was your biggest challenge when writing Gwen?
Answer: The challenge was less with Gwen, and more with the characters around her. I had to make each one unique and well-rounded, and ensure that their interactions were realistic, or at the very least, made sense.
Q5. What do you think people will relate to about Gwen?
Answer: Her ability to overcome. Gwen has a lot of things thrown at her during her storyline, and the fact that she emerges from all that, stronger than before, is something I think people can root for.
Q6. What would you do if you had his/her power?
Answer: Be a living, breathing portable charger. Or maybe zap people who annoy me.