1.  How did you think of the idea for Rynlee’s Song?
    I honestly can’t remember what got me started writing this book, since the earliest draft was written when I was 15 years old. It’s changed drastically since then, and all I remember from the first attempt was a girl finding a boy who took her on an adventure.
  2. When is the next book coming out?
    In summer 2015 a prequel to Rynlee’s Song will be published, titled Demonstruck. And as for the second book in the Daughter of Time series (no title yet) if I can meet my deadlines, it will be published sometime in Winter 2015/Early 2016.
  3. What are you working on now?
    Currently I’m writing the first draft of the sequel to Rynlee’s Song and getting Demonstruck ready for publication. I have 12 pretty fleshed-out concepts and pieces written for other books/series and get random inspiration for some of them at any time while drafting other books. Some of these ideas have been in the back of my head for over 8 years, waiting for their turn to be written.
  4. When did you know you wanted to be an author?
    This is an interesting question, because I didn’t always want to be an author. As a kid, I thought I’d be a marine biologist because I loved the ocean (still never seen it in real life though). But I was never good enough at science, and once I entered high school I was already writing my own stories. I had to quit writing for 3 years when I went to college, but thankfully I’ve got my “muse” back!
  5. What are your favorite books?
    This is a hard question to answer for any author, I’m sure! You can always look at my goodreads to see which books I’ve given 5 stars to. Here are a few of my favorite authors: Tamora Pierce, Rachel Morgan, Cassandra Clare, Susan Dennard, T. L. Shreffler, Scott Westerfeld, J. K. Rowling, Terry Brooks, Garth Nix, Sarah J. Maas, and Becca Fitzpatrick. (In no particular order)
  6. Why did you decide to self publish?
    I’m not like most self published authors who either 1) had previous books traditionally published or 2) queried a million agents and never got one. I’ve never sent a query letter to an agent or publisher. Ever. By the time my book was in its last edits, I was already well-researched about self publishing and the control over my own work really appealed to me. I’m a super perfectionist so I knew I’d do a good job. I read everything I can about self publishing and the book industry in general (I still do after publishing my first book!) and I know what it takes to be a professional. That being said, I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I’ll continue to make mistakes. Thankfully in indie publishing I can afford to take those risks. I have nothing against traditional publishing, and if the right offer came along I’d probably take it for a future series.
  7. Who does your book covers?
    Actually, I do! I have a diploma in graphic design so I use stock photos and my photo editing skills to create each cover.