Did you graduate from college, if so from where and in what major?
BYU, B.A. and M.A. in German Literature 1990
Princeton, PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures 1995
What are your hobbies?
triathlon, knitting, crocheting, piano, quilting
What are your favorite all-time books?
Lois McMaster Bujold
Megan Whalen Turner
Margeret Peterson Haddix
When did you start writing your book and how long did it take to get it published?
I wrote a lot as a child and teen, but stopped for about ten years. I started up again in 1993 and had my first offer in 2000. I wrote twenty novels before I got to the one that sold. They are almost all unredeemable.
Who is your hero/ mentor?
What suggestion would you give young writers?
Listen to people around who tell you what you do uniquely well. Do that.
What do you plan to do when you retire?
Retire? Why would I retire when writing is the thing I love to do most?
Do you have another day job?
I have 5 kids.
Favorite music? Does music or art inspire your writing?
I don’t listen to music while writing. It distracts me. But I love Chopin and the piano music from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, the movies.
What are the names of your published works?
THE MONSTER IN ME
THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND
THE PRINCESS AND THE BEAR
THE PRINCESS AND THE SNOWBIRD
TWO PRINCESSES (forthcoming)
Are you working on any books right now?
Several, a contemporary YA fantasy/romance based on the original Tristan and Isolde tale, a postapocalyptic novel, and a vampire novel. Plus more Hound Saga books.
What do you aspire to do before you die?
Megan Whalen Turner
What is your all-time favorite children’s book?
The Queen of Attolia
Do you prefer independent booksellers and why?
Because they buy more than the best sellers with big concepts.
Do you have a writer’s group?
I used to, but moved away, so right now my two teen daughters are my first readers of almost everything.
Book description from author’s website…Her parents were legends. When she was born, they gave their magic to her. And they will not take it back. Now, it is up to her if magic lives or dies. But she has lived all her life with animals. Why should it matter to her what humans do to their own magic?
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