As an Author:
What was your inspiration on writing? I stopped reading for pleasure for a very long time. One day toward the end of 2014 I picked up Hunger Games and loved it so much it prompted me to read 40 more YA books. In the middle of that was when I started writing Configured on a whim.
Does writing energize or exhaust you? Writing is so difficult for me. I procrastinate sitting down and doing it every day. But I keep it up because I’m an end product kind of person and want to get to the finish line.
As a writer, what or who is your mascot? Ha. My dog Flynn is my biggest fan. He can’t read, but it doesn’t stop him!
*Look at this cute ball of fluff!!!!*
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As a Reader:
What was the first book/series you ever read? Growing up I loved the Chronicles of Narnia.
What is your favorite bookish memory? I think it’s recent. I love that I picked up Hunger Games. Reading it changed my life in so many ways.
If you could live in one book world, which one would it be? Ha. Most of the books I read are dystopian, and I don’t want to live in ANY of those!
Who are some of your favorite authors? Suzanne Collins, Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer
What is your favorite genre to read? Dystopian and YA sci-fi.
What is your biggest bookish pet peeve? Setting up a good guy to make you love him/her and changing her into a bad guy later. I hate that. I also am a big fan of redemption so if there is room for a character, good or bad, to find some sort of redemption I want that to happen. It’s terribly sad for me when it does not.
Which book to movie adaptation is your favorite? I enjoyed Hunger Games a lot. It wasn’t perfect, but a good adaption. I also enjoyed the Martian.
Have you ever reread a book? I read the Chronicles of Narnia several times as a kid. As an adult, I have not had a lot of time.
What book(s) are you looking towards in 2017? I loved Jennifer Brody’s The 13th Continuum series. Her final book The United Continuums comes out summer 2017.
What is your favorite under-appreciated novel? I kind of combined this answer with the question below.
Do you prefer ebooks over physical books, or vice versa? The both are good for me. I love holding physical books and looking at the covers. But ebooks are very convenient. I often read on my phone while I’m waiting.
Are there any recommendations you have for your readers as they anticipate your next novel? Sure, there are SO many great indie and traditional authors that are under appreciated.
David R Bernstein- Influence
Jennifer Brody- The 13th Continuum
Joanne Macgregor- Recoil
Norma Hinkens- Immurement and Girl of Fire *check out my review for Girl of Fire HERE*
Those are just a few that might keep you busy.