AP: Elizabeth, can you share a bit of your writing background please?
AP: You have a story featured in the Moonstone anthology, CHICKS IN CAPES. Can you break down what its about?
EM: My story, "Silver Slut, And So It Begins" is about a Rennie, an energetic, optimistic teenaged bicycle messenger in Cambridge/Boston who, for her birthday, is given a gift of a piece of cloth with drawstrings at each end. The cloth is silver on one side, black on the other. She isn't sure what the heck it is. Her mother suggests she keep it with her throughout the day, just in case, but won't elaborate. Suffice it to say, without giving away major spoilers, that the cloth turns out to be the best, yet most troublesome gift ever. And Rennie ends up at a huge science fiction convention packed with costumed, overly-enthusiastic attendees, where she earns her unfortunate and inaccurate super hero nickname and must face up against a major crime in the works.
AP: Although super heroines are not necessarily a new innovation, historically most of them have been created by men. Do you think that women creating super heroines brings something different, something more to the process? If so, what?
AP: Do you have any plans to continue in the super heroine genre, either with new work based on your story in CHICKS IN CAPES or a new idea?
EM: I am considering creating a novel with Silver Slut, or perhaps a new comic series featuring her. So, yes, she will live on.