The Book Thief, The Catcher in the Rye, The Lovely Bones, The Sun Also Rises, Nineteen Minutes.
Inspirations for the book?
Nothing really - it just came to me one morning
Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
Yes and no. I always wrote because books were the only place I felt okay, but I didn't know what authors were to be honest. I'm not sure I do now, either, because I'm still more interested in giving readers a place to feel safe and comfortable with characters like themselves than I am about marketing.
Any Pet Peeves?
I try not to be negative, but I don't like the way the world is in many ways.
Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
The weirdest thing you've ever done?
I have done many weird things, since I can't remember ever being "normal."
Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?
Do you need anything to write?
How long do you write on any average day?
It depends - I go many days when I don't write at all and others when I write for 10 hours.
Give us the number one reason to read your book.
It's a blend of philosophy and traditional epic fantasy and the story could really take place in our contemporary world as much as in a magical land. It's about accepting even the darkest parts of yourself as strength.