Control. I like being in complete control of my books. Sure, it's a harder climb, but I've met so many awesome authors having taken this route.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I believe it was a retelling of the ugly duckling. It was for school. I think I was ... four or five.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Either by recommendation from a friend or by surfing through Amazon's free books.
What is your writing process?
1. I get idea. 2. I get excited. 3. Idea explodes. 4. I throw idea at paper. 5. I throw party.
It's ... a bit more complicated than that, and I glossed over the massive bouts of insurmountable writer's block ... and it's often crazy as I routinely juggle three or four main projects at once, usually with ten or twelve lesser projects on the side.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle paperwhite named Blanche, and she and I go EVERYWHERE together.
Describe your desk
A royal mess.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I figured out that it was the proper thing to do with pencils and the stories in my head. (Previously, I would use the pencils to ACT OUT the stories in my head.) I wasn't serious until I was nearly eleven and first Narnia Movie came out. I thought I could write it better, see...
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting to share the stories in my head with people.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are the reason I write, instead of bottling up the stories inside of me. They're all such wonderful people, friends, some of them. I wouldn't be the author I am without them.
Who are your favorite authors?
C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jaye L. Knight, L. Frank Baum, Gail Carson Levine, and many more.
What do you read for pleasure?
High concept books that transport me to another world and challenge my perception of reality.
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A twin prince and princess race against their eighteenth birthday to find their Fairy Godmother to get their gifts straightened, lest they be each stuck with the other's gift for the rest of their lives.