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It all started with the tree frogs — Jill James
The idea for Dangerous Shift came like the proverbial light bulb moment while I was watching Jurassic Park for the umpteenth time with the kids. It is one of our favorite movies. In the movie Dr. Grant (Sam O’Neill) is explaining to the kids how the dinosaurs reproduced while all being female. The scientists in the story retrieved dinosaur DNA from insects trapped in amber. But the DNA had missing strands. So the strands were added from Amazon tree frogs. Dr. Grant explains that some tree frogs can change genders if the need of the group requires more of one gender or the other. In that way, the dinosaurs, seeing a need, also changed to have some males for reproduction requirements.
So, I’m sitting there and I’m thinking, “Wow, too bad humans can’t do that.” Wait, I’m a writer. They can if I say they can. LOL So a germ of an idea was born. Have shifters with the ability, not to shift to animalistic traits, but gender-blending traits. What if you could have a yin to your yang of personality traits? What if a man didn’t need a feminine side to understand women, what if he could take on that form, and be a woman? What if in a time of danger a woman could transform to have the upper body strength of a man?
In my story, Dangerous Shift, the characters have two names; one for their female form and one for their male form. So Lt. Nikki Hill is also Nick Hill. Lt. Sean Evans is also Shauna Evans. Writing a story where Nikki and Sean, Nick and Shauna got a happily ever after was some of the most fun I’ve ever had writing.
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