Friday, August 16, 2013
Katrina Nicholson and the "Grey Area" Title
Q: Where did you get the idea for your story?
Katrina: I used to watch Ghost Whisperer a lot when it was on and it occurred to me that although there were a lot of characters who could see ghosts, none of them used their peculiar talent the way I would: to get the true facts about history.
This spawned an idea for a novel that would read like a cross between The Sixth Sense and Indiana Jones: an archaeologist who sees dead people travels the world with his dead cousin writing reports based on his conversations with ghosts that the academic community would treat with about as respect as Erich von Daniken's theory that aliens built the pyramids. It was in generating Ethan and Paul's backstory that I came up with “Grey Area,” which I felt could stand on its own.
Incidentally, it was originally called “Shades of Grey” after Paul's greyscale vision, but Fifty Shades of Grey ruined that title forever, so I changed it to “Grey Area,” which the editors liked so much they used it for the whole book!
Thank you, Katrina for your wonderful story and for allowing us to use the title of it for our anthology. We knew immediately that it was the perfect one for this collection. Order your copy today--we offer ebooks and print versions. You will not only be helping Third Person Press continue to publish authors like Katrina, but also getting so much more for your dollars. Visit our campaign now!