I really wanted a 1940s feel for the story – I love the films and look of that era. I could have just written it as an alternative history, but I kept envisioning a not-quite-as-we-know-it 1940s world, set against the ruins of our own. That felt very cool to me, so in...The series arc loosely parallels WWII, so I needed an ideology that my fictional regime would use to repress and demonise certain people. Hitler supposedly had a strong interest in the occult, which felt perfect to me. The use of astrology to control a populace would...Actually, no; I thought I was just writing a distorted take on WWII. I finished Black Moon’s first draft in early 2016. It’s been a bit unsettling to see certain parallels emerge between our modern-day world and my fictional one. I seem to have a crystal ball I didn’t...No, I think there’s always hope, and that education is key. But I also think we humans are very flawed as a species – which is of course what makes life so interesting, yet at times so tragic. If we ever evolve beyond that, I imagine it’ll be a long way into the...I wanted to explore the idea that sometimes you don’t know someone nearly as well as you think – and also that you can have an intense first love that doesn’t work out, and you know what? That’s OK. You move on.