Posted February 28, 2012 by davincikittie in Informational

Jodi Redford, author of Getting Familiar With Your Demon, on writing bad boys

Welcome Jodi Redford, author of Getting Familiar With Your Demon!

Mega thanks to Grave Tells for inviting me to chat today about my latest release, Getting Familiar With Your Demon.

A common ailment you’ll hear often amongst writers is the persistent story that won’t leave us alone, or the character that refuses to get out of our head. Samael Gorasola—the surly, crude, too-sexy-for-his-own-good demon from Getting Familiar With Your Demon was that character for me. You know the type. Loud. Demanding. Total attention hog. For more than eighteen months, and through several books, I had to listen to Sam grumbling about not being the center of my universe. Trust me, it was tough tuning that persistent bad boy out. Furthermore, it was insane to me that a character who played a minor role in a previous book (That Voodoo You Do) had managed to sink into my psyche in such a major way. Then there was the fact that Sam was about as anti hero as a guy could get. Before him, I never would have thought I’d be interested in writing that kind of character.

But during all of this character obsessing, I couldn’t stop wondering what had led Sam to be so…well…bad. While I completely dug how much he reveled in his innate darkness, a part of me suspected there was much more to Sam than met the eye. And what I discovered about him—the real him—the bruised, soul-battered guy who’d clung to survival the only way he could, by not giving a damn, made me fall for Sam. Hard. It finally made perfect sense why he’d been so vocal about having his story heard. Sam Gorasola, the killer demon with the black past, was in sore need of redemption…and a sweet, virginal witch who’d remind him that goodness and decency still existed in the world. Of course, if you ask Sam, he’ll totally deny it. But that’s the awesome thing about being a writer—I get to have the final word.   🙂

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Read GraveTells’ review of Getting Familiar With Your Demon here!

About the author…

Author of Getting Familiar With Your Demon At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly, her drawing skills haven’t improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. These days she writes about fairies, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures, only with considerably more heat. 

She has won numerous contests, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star. When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows.

Currently residing in Michigan with her husband and overgrown lapdog, she is a member of RWA national and Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America.

She loves to hear from readers. You can email her at jodiredford@jodiredford.com and visit her online at www.jodiredford.com and her blog, The Fairy Files. You can also follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and GoodReads.


Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue and GraveTells have won several blogging awards, and GraveTells recently celebrated its five-year anniversary! Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.