Kelly Faunce lives in the Midwest, and is currently working on her series A City by the Lake. She has seen most of the United States except New England, and hopes to travel there someday.
Her childhood ambition was to live on Mars one day, but NASA has failed to live up to its promise in that regard, so she's settled down to write novels instead.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a farm in eastern Kansas, and then moved to a small town in Colorado when I was eleven. I remember seeing a tornado in the field behind the farm once when I was six. The fact that the world could come to an end at any minute gave me an appreciation of how precarious life is, even at that age. Also, it made me afraid to go to sleep whenever tornado warnings came on television.
When did you first start writing?
I remember my first poem. I was in the first grade, and it went like this:
Mother mother you are sweet You are kind and you are neat I love you much I love you so I love you well as you might know
For some reason, my teacher was impressed by that.