I've been told I spend too much time in my head, but what they don't know is that I'm usually just updating the name list I have for my future dogs. I either write intelligent literature or trashy romance, depending on who you ask. I went to college and stuff.
When did you first start writing?
When I was about seven, I had to do daily handwriting practice. My handwriting was atrocious, but I thought it wasn't fair that I had to copy from books. Feeling devious, I made up my own story, and I thought I was super clever when no one seemed to notice. In truth, everyone totally realized my story about a dancing dinosaur wasn't a real book, they just cared that I was practicing handwriting.
It was a cute story, though.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Cinderella has been my favorite fairy tale since I was young. I think I've seen just about every adaptation, and when I decided I wanted to try one, I created a short list of what I thought all the adaptations that I'd seen lacked, and I tried to create a story out of them.
My first few tries weren't very successful, and they didn't exceed ten pages or so. So I trashed them all and started from scratch: how could I make the classic Cinderella tale more modern and less obvious than other renditions?
For Tristan, life has been a series of long cons and petty theft with the man he's unfortunate enough to call his adoptive father. As they're about to embark on their largest con yet, Tristan makes the biggest mistake of his life-he falls in love with the very Crown Prince that they are trying to steal from.