Janet B. Taylor is the author of Into the Dim.
From her Q & A with Deborah Kalb:
Q: How did you come up with the idea for Into the Dim, and for your main character, Hope?Visit Janet B. Taylor's website.
A: [I thought,] “I’d like to see what would happen if you took a modern teenager and thrust them into the Middle Ages, and see how they would deal with it."
As far as Hope goes, I had her in mind for a long time. I adore all those awesome kick-ass heroines in literature nowadays.
But...most of us are not sword or martial art experts, trained since birth to be killers. Many of us at that age were awkward and socially inept. Hope is all that, plus a big old bunch of phobias.
The only thing she has going for her is...[read on]