Cascade Library Interview with LKY

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Title: Cascade Library Interview with LKY
Interviewer: Cascade Library
Interviewee: LKY
Date(s): April 20, 2009
Medium: online
Fandom(s): The Sentinel
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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Contents

In 2009, LKY was interviewed for Cascade Library.

Some Excerpts

I watched the show in its first run. Loved the fast action pace and adored the actors and how they interacted. I'm very much hooked on the 'buddy-buddy' aspect.... I loved TV growing up, spending hours each day dreaming up new plots. When I found fanfic online, I slapped my forehead and shouted, 'Holy COW! There are others who use TV shows in fiction!' First I found X-Files, then SG1. I found Dawn C's site, noticed her link to TS. Bang! Holy Grail time! The Jim and Blair characters grew as I devoured each story. They were more three-dimensional than we *ever* got from TV. The idea of tossing my hat into the ring with a story made my stomach twist. But I did it.
If [a story I wrote] gave me cause to research and help me expand, then I love it. If I got to interview people, read books about the subject, google, I felt like getting up on my desk and shouting, 'Hey everyone! I'm a writer!' So the stories that made me feel this way were: Ghost Front, Attribute of the Stong, Scales of Justice, Beach House, Casa Piedemonte, Family Name, Bone Talk and The Keeper.
Uncle Buck... what a scene stealer. Truthfully, the guy is real. I took four men who I admire greatly and rolled them into one and plunked him down in my most favorite place ever, Dry Falls. If you're going to use an OC, he needs to add to Jim and Blair's story. I'm serious when I say Buck tries to steal the scene. I have to beat him back with a large stick or the story would be about him. In 'Education in Character', I allowed Buck to be more than just an OC. Readers wanted to know more about him. I made a deal with myself that, unless I could work Jim into the story, it wasn't happening. So I have this fic where the timeline jumps back and forth so Jim can play. And I had to give Buck chest pains to pull it off.