Post by Felicity Banks on May 12, 2018 3:23:34 GMT
I usually describe interactive fiction as "like those 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books from the 80s, except now it's mostly digital and online."
"Murder and the Mail" and "Magic in the Mail" were borne out of discussions with my print publisher about how lucrative interactive fiction is.
So yes, they're also interactive fiction. . . but in different ways.
"Murder in the Mail: A Bloody Birthday" is mostly about trying to interpret clues and figure out who the killer is (YES you will find out whodunnit in the end).
"Magic in the Mail: Feuding Fae" lets the reader choose their interpretation of the information, and open two or more smaller envelopes based on the choice (obviously, they'll read all of the "answers" in the end).
"Magic in the Mail: Emmeline's Empire" lets the reader "build" a convertible hot air balloon along with the main character, Xiong.