Q. What one thing do you need to have when you write?
A. COFFEE! And a cocoon of silence.
Q. Describe your book in 5 words
A. Girl has angel blood, torn.
Q. What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
A. It differs from book to book--really, it's anyone's guess! Sometimes, the first line is hardest, because I'm just getting started and I'm not warmed up yet, and by the time I get to the end, I've got the momentum of an entire book to propel me into that last line. Then again, sometimes a first line just pops into my head, and the whole idea unfolds from there. Theres usually no way to know what is going to happen until it's happening, which is often the approach I take to writing.
Q. Best writing tip you ever received?
A. “Create interesting characters, give them an excuse to meet, and the story will write itself.”
Q. Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
A. I'm a dog person--cats kind of freak me out.
I was a theater kid in high school. I used to dream of being an Oscar-winning actress.
I love everything about autumn.
I live a few blocks away from my best friend from high school.
In my day job, I'm also a children's book editor.
Q. What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
A. I love magical realism—a novel that's set in the real world, but ever-so-slightly different.
Q. At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?
A. I usually have a pretty strong sense right from the moment the idea comes to me. I start writing knowing I’m embarking on a novel.
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On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites–like fire and ice–Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move–only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.
In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.