Paul S. Kemp has offered up his thoughts on writing Crosscurrent in his latest LiveJournal entry. See the expert below and click here for the full entry.
"I think my greatest strength as a writer is in creating compelling characters and putting them through their paces. Crosscurrent, I believe, reflects that quite well. The primary reason I wanted to use Jaden Korr (who'd never featured in a novel before) rather than one of the name characters of the setting was so that I would have a bit more freedom with the character arc, backstory, and so on. Jaden turns out to be interestingly complicated and I'm really quite pleased with how his story unfolded. I'm equally pleased with the arcs for the other characters and I hope you are, too. As a bonus, I think Crosscurrent features some of the best dialogue I've written."
Crosscurrent arrives in paperback on January 26, 2010.