*5 years ago: what were you doing? I was wifing, mommying, teaching, and podcasting about a little franchise called Twilight. It’s weird how it all came to be, but my sister and I had the best time talking about books we loved and meeting some awesome peeps in Hollywood.
*Do you have a certain writing ritual? My writing habits evolve with each book. The most interesting is probably my outlining process. I do this weird circle outline that baffles every writer I show it to. I also have to step away from writing every so often to do something visually creative. Painting is a great way for me to refuel!
*What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? I think it’s hard for any author to hear/read criticism. I get that everyone won’t love my stories. I’ve only had one harsh review, and it was tough because the person was tactless. I believe we can all be honest and have some finesse.
*Ever fangirled over another author? Who was it?
|Stephenie Meyer Interview|
Well, I’ve been avoiding fangirling Lila Felix, so she’ll think I’m cool. I kept my cool when meeting Stephenie Meyer, Veronica Roth, and Cassandra Clare, so I’m pretty confident in my ability to hold all the fangirling in until I can squee in the privacy of my own home.
*Is there an author you'd like to meet? I would ugly cry if I met J.K. Rowling.
*Biggest writing pet peeve? I have a huge problem with info dumps in flashbacks. Ugh.
* Do you read other's reviews of your books? Not anymore. I used to sneak a peek, but now my husband or friends take care of it!