Religion is a sensitive subject for many - it's incredibly personal, very challenging, and often carries many stereotypes depending on the religious label you choose for yourself. However, religion is an integral part of life, and deserves a place in a fantasy world.
For Summer Twilight, I created an entire pantheon of gods for my characters. I've always loved Greek and Roman mythology, the idea that 1) there are many gods and 2) gods are really just super powerful people, with their own petty power struggles and aspirations. In a fantasy setting this works well; the gods become steeped in the mythology of the world. Fantasy also gave me the freedom to create a pantheon and religious system unconstrained by reality.
I wrote a book simply because I had no other choice. Okay, maybe it's a little bit more complicated, but that's what is boils down to. One day, Alex and Caidy came to visit me, and they never left. They had a story to tell - an incredibly complex and winding story full of adventure and intrigue - and once I started listening, I knew I had to write it down.
I promise I'm no crazier than you are. I know that Alex and Caidy are fictional characters, but as I think any author will tell you, our characters feel as real to us as you do. I know Alex and Caidy's secrets and their struggles, their goals and hopes and fears. And once they started talking to me about their lives, I realized there was so much important in them which needed to be shared.
Bridget is the author of Summer Twilight, available for purchase now!