Q&A with Beth D. Carter
How long have you been an author?
Hi! Thanks so much for having me on today! I have been a storyteller all my life, starting out with epic adventures for my Barbie dolls. I wrote my first novel when I was around ten or eleven, handwritten in a spiral-bound notebook. I became published in 2009 and now, 12 years later I’ve about 80 or 90 published works (including short stories and anothologies).
What is your favourite genre?
From a writing standpoint, Sci-fi or futuristic. Especially apocalyptic, like the world of Those Who Survived. The possibilities are endless story wise. From a reader, I would say anything and everything. Whatever catches my fancy.
Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
I used to be a surgical technician, which means I assisted in surgeries and handed the doctor the correct instruments to use. I’ve had my hands in places not many humans would want to touch, and seen some very gross stuff. The human body is an amazing machine.
How did your muse come up with this story?
Well, although some might now want to read about an apocalypse based on a virus wiping out the human race, I came up with this idea long before there was a Covid-19 outbreak. When I was taking A&P (Anatomy and Physiology) in college, I thought blood typing was interesting since I have a rare blood type. I thought it would be an interesting type of story where a virus only targeted the enzyme on the positive blood cell. Since the world is eighty-five percent positive, a virus like that would be catastrophic.
5. Do you like to write your books in a continuing series?
No, but I seem to write a lot of series. They’re hard to write if you have to write in a linear fashion. In one of my Motorcycle Club series, I lost a few members because I had forgotten some of the background characters I had created in the first book. Oh well.
What are your upcoming projects?
I was accepted into Evernight Publishing’s Reluctant Bride anthology. My story is titled “Heartless”, and I’m in some amazing company. It should be out later this year.