What inspires you to sit down and write?
Writing has been my dream job ever since I read Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret, back in sixth grade. For me, there’s nothing better than being fully immersed in a story—of becoming one with the world I’m creating—and losing myself completely in the words. Oh, and having pretty tight, back to back, deadlines helps motivate me too!
I usually start with a loose outline that lists all of the main turning points along the way and go from there. How we actually get to those turning points is the fun part!
I read all across the board—fiction, non-fiction—it’s all good—and really admire the work of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Christopher Moore, Paul Coelho, Alice Hoffman, Victoria Holt, Rebecca DuMaurier, Emily Bronte, Nick Hornby, Tom Perotta, Libba Bray, Judy Blume, JD Salinger, Neil Gaiman, Malcolm Gladwell . . . the list is endless!
I just hope readers enjoy it as much as EVERMORE, and that they look forward to the third book in the series, SHADOWLAND!
In BLUE MOON, just as Ever’s immortal powers are developing, Damen is growing weaker as his health rapidly declines. Desperate to save him, Ever travels to Summerland in search of a cure but instead uncovers the key to the past—forcing her to choose between going back in time and saving her family, or staying in the present and saving Damen. . .
There will be five—and I’m just getting to work on UNTITLED BOOK #4!
Well, I have a few things brewing right now, nothing I can talk about just yet, but soon—hopefully soon!
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