Today, we are thrilled to bring you part 1 of our exclusive interview with Innocent Darkness author Suzanne Lazear!
Where I love the Victorian era, I’ve always shied away from writing straight0up historical because I’m pretty much incapable of writing stories without magic and/or mythological creatures. Steampunk gave me the opportunity to do exactly that, and make a few things up along the way.
How did you first discover Steampunk? What drew you to it?
I’ve liked Steampunk for quite some time, but I didn’t know what it was called until 2008, when I discovered the term whileonline shopping for ball gowns for a Victorian ball. I love it because there is so much room to be creative and create incredible worlds–also, I have to admit, dressing the part is a lot of fun.
It seems to me that Steampunk is becoming slowly more popular. What do you think is behind Steampunk becoming a growing trend?
I think part of it is that, like me, many people have liked steampunk without actually knowing it was an actual genre. As the term becomes more and more common I think more people are going “Oh, so that’s what it’s called.” Also, Steampunk is tied into the maker culture and I think that the creation aspect of steampunk calls to people.
Tune in for more tomorrow!