This email totally made me smile:
Maybe you can help me out here. I was in the West Village today w/ my son having lunch. We saw Kiefer Sutherland walk by and my son swears you were walking with him. He’s read your books and he insists it was you, now we’re both curious if it was you? Sure looked like you!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that Kiefer and I are neighbors. You also know that we’ve met and you know what a huge deal that was for me. However, Kiefer was not walking with me. That was his girlfriend. Kiefer and I have a mutual friend who keeps saying how much I look like his girlfriend. When I Googled her, I discovered the main difference between us: she is gorgeous. But! I did find this pic of her that managed to fool lots of my friends. Even I was like, Wait, when did we have lunch?
Okay, I’m really not supposed to be blabbing about my relationship with Kiefer. I am supposed to be reminding you that it’s day seven of my blog tour. You have a chance to win a copy of Something Like Fate over at A Good Addiction. Plus, I speculate about who my main characters would hook up with if they weren’t together.
TeenReads wanted me to answer some questions today. I’m going to try something different with them. I’ve noticed a few author Q&A sessions on Twitter and I’m thinking about doing something like that, too. Which reminds me – I just redid my Twitter. Does it look okay to you? It’s so hard to tell if a new background will work on everyone’s monitor. Anyway, in preparation for my Twitter Q&A thing I’ve decided to do a practice run with the questions from TeenReads.
What’s your inspiration? – Brittany P.
Life in its entirety. Especially the parts that make an impact.
Has your inspiration for novels ever come from a dream? – Runa
Definitely! The main plots of Take Me There and Something Like Fate both came to me in very intense dreams.
How do you keep your teen perspective? – Dee
My internal age is 16. I have a feeling it will always be like this.
Are there instances where you’ve written about your own experiences in your books? – Vienna
Do you base anything you write on your real life? – Adeola M.
Totally. Hopefully, adapting actual experiences helps to make my books feel real. Realistic books are the kind I love to read.
Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, what makes you push over that hurdle? – Anne
I’ve never met that monster. If you’re writing about things that make you feel alive, the words will flow. Passion inspires creativity.
With four books under your belt now, what do you think is the hardest part about the writing/publishing process? – Marisa
Expectations, both my own and others’. My expectations are enormous. Disappointing readers is something I hope to never do.
What will your next book be about? – Krissy
I’m revising my fifth book now, but it’s too early to discuss. I can say that’s it’s about following a dream that seems larger than life.