Tell us a little about your story, “Seven Seconds.”
I got interested in the guillotine and read several nonfiction books about it. I learned that some people believe there are seven seconds that elapse from the time of beheading to the moment of death. I was scared and intrigued by what you might see in your seven seconds.
In “Seven Seconds”, your narrator travels to Paris and visits some of the city’s more gruesome locations. What kind of research went into crafting the story?
Hearing the horrible statistics about the French Revolution guillotine usage fascinated me. As my story says, at Place de la Nation, one of several guillotine sites, legend has it that in one 24-minute period . . .