Another year filled with Author Interviews is exactly what I like! I have the whole year planned out with epicness of all proportions. This month I have two interviews the first is with the lovely Destiny so I will get on with it!
1. What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I would love to be traditionally published! That is definitely my ultimate goal. To be able to walk into my local Chapters/Indigo and find my book(s) on the shelves would be the most incredible thing and I am going to work my butt off so I can hopefully achieve this one day! Also, I totally want to own a million copies of my own books from around the world- that would be the most surreal thing and I think I would cry every single time I looked at my bookshelf.
2. When did you decide to become a writer?
Oh man, being a writer has been my dream for as long as I can remember! My Grandma got me writing at a very young age, and I have been obsessed ever since! It has always been my dream to be published one day!
2. Where do your ideas come from?
Everywhere! My environment influences my ideas like crazy. The smallest thing can sprout an idea in my head. Right now I’m living at a private boarding school and it has been fueling my brain with so many ideas and concepts for a future MG series and I can’t wait to work on it one day!
3. Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
I’ve always been a ‘pantster.’ I would have a general basic idea and then sit down and write whatever came to me in those moments. Recently, however, I have definitely been converted to ‘plotting.’ I worked with a writing coach and she helped me put all my scrambled ideas and plot lines into a useable, functional outline and it has been a huge help on eliminating writers block and making me more productive. Definitely recommend making an outline for your WIP! J
4. So, what are you currently working on? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.)
I am currently working on a YA fantasy novel (potentially a duology), as well as my blog & YouTube channel. I’m also Beta-reading my friend Jessi’s debut novel, Twisted Fate.
5. What’s it about?
Oooh, I love talking about my book baby! My WIP follows 19-year-old Anara, as she embarks on a quest to find six strangers whose names have literally been burned into her mind. The story spans over two worlds and is infused with magic, romance, betrayal and tons of mythical creatures! It also has fat representation, which I love because we don’t have enough kick-ass heroes that are overweight in YA fantasy.
6. What genre(s) are you writing in?
I absolutely love writing in YA, but I also have a soft spot for middle grade novels. And, if I’m being completely honest, I also would love to delve into a more erotic genre as well (under a pen name, of course ;) )
8. For your own reading, do you prefer e-books or traditional paper/hard back books?
Definitely traditional books! I don’t mind e-books every once in a while, but my heart belongs to physical books
9. What book/s are you reading at present?
I am currently reading Prophecy of Three by Ashley McLeo and beta-reading Twisted Fate by Jessi Elliott. I am trying to decide if I want to start An Ember in the Ashes, Six of Crows, ACOWAR, or King’s Cage lol.
10. What do you think of “trailers” for books?
I think they are super interesting! I’ve seen some really cool trailers and they are a really cool way to promote your book.
As an aspiring author, I can usually be found with a good book in one hand and a glass of chocolate milk in the other. My dream is to be a published writer, and I am currently working on what I *hope* will be my debut novel one day. I write mostly YA fantasy, but I also love writing middle grade. I have a plethora of book boyfriends, and will gladly obsess with you over them, just ask!