What are the first three words that come to mind when you think of your bo
Love. Fate. Heartbreak.
I feel like they should be a little more profound, but that’s what I thought of.
Can you tell a little about how you got interested in writing?
I’ve always loved language, poetry in particular. My mom is an English teacher, so books and writing were a big part of my life. I always wanted to write a book, just for fun really. I never went as far as to think anything I wrote would actually be published.
This is kind of embarrassing, but when I was a little kid, I used narrate things in my head sometime, haha. I would plan out how I would write whatever I was doing in that moment.
She walked down the noisy hallway expecting to see him, the boy she liked. If only he knew how she felt…
Super nerd. I know.
Tell us about your ideal writing space.
It used to think the beach would be nice, but I don’t imagine I’d get much done. It would have to be an office, just for me, somewhere other than my house. I have an office at home, but there are too many distractions, laundry, T.V., etc.
Who are your favorite authors? What are you reading right now?
My favorite authors right now are Veronica Roth, and Moira Young. I’m extremely inspired by their work.
I’m currently resisting finishing the end of Blood Red Road. I like to save the ends of good books for a while. I started Shiver, but haven’t gotten very far. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is calling me. I still haven’t read it yet.
What kind of books did you love to read as a teenager?
Harry Potter was a favorite. I also enjoyed a lot of the books I read for my English classes. The Bean Trees, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Ordinary People, etc. It wasn’t until I discovered Harry Potter, though, that I realized how much I loved the fantasy/paranormal MG and YA type of books. It changed my reading world dramatically.
What is the one thing you hope readers take away from reading Oppression?
I really hope readers are left wanting more. I love being so sucked into a book that I don’t want it to ever end, and I hope readers feel that way when reading Oppression. If they love the characters as much as I do, I’ll be so so happy.
Time for some fun questions!! :D
Favorite snack while writing?
Chocolate covered almonds.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
All of them, but if I have to pick, then I guess…purple.
Favorite band and song right now?
I’ve been loving Adele (much like everyone has), but my tippy-top favorite song right now is Bloodstream by Stateless.
Favorite teacher from your school years?
My Mama. No question. Best English teacher ever.
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