Interview with Miranda Kishlock

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was about... I don't know... maybe 9 or so. I first started writing a novel called "Full Regrets" about a teenage boy who got his girlfriend pregnant and she basically died during birth. He then finds out he can talk to spirits, which is something that his son will have when he is older. It's pretty short and I still have to go back and dramatically edit it, because it was something that I had gotten really into and really enjoyed writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Mmmm that's a secret until it's released! ;)
Who are your favorite authors?
Cassandra Clare
James Patterson
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Band practice haha
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Practicing music (I play several instruments -- Trumpet, Alto Sax, Piano, Drums, Trombone), or playing on Sims 3 or Minecraft
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I use filters that fit my interest. Haha
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a short story called "The Golden Horse" in 2nd grade, I think. I didn't really focus on writing at the time, though.
What is your writing process?
I normally finish a book within a year or so, then take about half a year to edit it.

I have finished 2 books but they still need to be edited.

I still have to finish the current book I'm writing, and I know everything I'm writing but I haven't gotten it all written.

I have 3 other books at the moment I have to write afterwards.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The City of Bones series
Witch & Wizard
Walk Two Moons
The Host
...The Twilight Saga

I really enjoy reading about struggles that people have to overcome. I also enjoy fantasy, kids with powers, etc.
What do you read for pleasure?
Political books
Text books
Any kind of book in my room xD
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle :)
Describe your desk
It's messy, I can tell you that. It's got my stereo system, a few video games, papers EVERYWHERE, my laptop, CDs
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up/am growing up in a small town, called Bay City, located in South East Texas, by Matagorda Bay.
Published 2013-10-21.
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