Taking into account this author’s educational background and interests, Caledonia seems like a natural fit. Scottish folklore, supernatural crime, and a character named Dorian Grey? Sounds like a must read to me. Welcome Amy Hoff!
Hard-drinking Detective Inspector Leah Bishop accepts a transfer from Edinburgh to a Glasgow branch of Interpol. Once there, she discovers that her fellow officers are otherworldly beings, and they police the supernatural world. They have called her in as the first human to ever work at Caledonia Interpol. Her job is to investigate a crime considered unimaginable to the Fae: the first serial killing of supernaturals. Urban fantasy pairing the grit and dark humour of everyday modern Glasgow with Scottish folklore, Caledonia follows Leah and her Victorian selkie partner, Dorian Grey, as they investigate supernatural crime in Scotland’s city of culture.
Favorite Halloween candy?
Anything sweet and sour, like Sprees or Sweettarts. Hard candy.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Indiana Jones. I’ve done a pretty good job of that, I think.
If you could go back in time, where would you go and what would you do?
I think about this sometimes but I’d rather stay in the modern era with all our conveniences, like plumbing and lack of the Black Death.
What are you working on now?
Several things. Two film scripts, Smoke & Ice and the treatment for The Connoisseur, a Caledonia novella. My memoir about life on the American road, American Drifter, will be out this year, along with a love story/folkloric novel called Northern Gospel for Christmas.
When you finish a book, do you take time off or jump into another project?
I am constantly working on several things at once, so I’ve never had the experience of being ‘finished’.
Do you have a favorite character you’ve created?
Kyle, the California seal-bro selkie.
Amy Hoff spent years travelling across the United States, living out of cars and cheap motels. She was a weightlifter and street-fighter, collecting monster legends across the country. Eventually she left the USA and continued travelling around the world. She was educated in Scotland and specialised in Scottish history, literature, and folklore. She is now a folklorist and historian whose primary research interest is monsters and American highway legends. She has never owned more than what can fit into a backpack and a suitcase.
Web: www.officialamyhoff.com, caledoniaseries.co.uk