Interview with Ysabel Sittser-Ketron

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. My first story I ever wrote was when I was in fourth grade. After three years, I found it in my room, and read it. I've gotta say, it was pretty good for a nine year old's writing.
How do you approach cover design?
Well, I love making my own covers and it's very fun. Usually, I try to make it look interesting, because most people judge a book by the cover.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Northern California (as said in my description), and I only moved when I was two, but from Walnut Creek to Martinez. My mom lives in Seattle, Washinton, and my brother lives in Eugene, Oregon. I visit them many times, and the traveling is great! That's why most of the books I'm writing have a lot of traveling in them.
When did you first start writing?
I've always been the kind of girl that loves to write. Ever since I learned writing, I've been obsessed with it. If this question is asking when I wrote my first story, that was when I was a nine year old in fourth grade.
What do your fans mean to you?
Well, a lot, of course! They're the ones who encourage me to write more! I wouldn't be here if it weren't for them! They're very important to me and I will always try to please them.
Describe your desk
Well, I don't really have a desk to work on! I would write my book anywhere! If I'm in the area my book takes place in, that really helps! For example: if one of my books are in Yosemite, and that's where I am, I can describe what it feels to the character.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I usually excorcise, or mostly go to school. While at it, though, I think about my books and what I'll put in them.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'm not really sure how to explain it, but it impacts me very much! The joy...it's just wonderful and I love it! It's like my own world in my book and it's where I can actually be very happy.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well, every night I'd usually stay up in bed for about thirty minutes, thinking about my books. In the morning, I'd get ready for school, and if I have time, I'd add in the new ideas.
What do you read for pleasure?
I'm kind of more of a wolf person. Werewolves are my thing. They're very interesting and I love to see different way authors make them. I'm also a history fiction girl.
What is your writing process?
Well, you can tell I've been increasing the more I write. It's certainly very fun, and I love to see how I've improved through the months.
Published 2014-08-25.
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