How did you get an agent and book deal?
It's a long story! I've written an epic blog series, the first post is live here.
Is 4DQ part of a series?
The second book in my two-book deal with Putnam is a standalone YA sci fi/fantasy called THE VANISHING DEEP. Currently, FOUR DEAD QUEENS is not part of a series but I have many ideas to expand the complex world. So my answer is, hopefully!
I love ARCs! They make my heart happy. Can I get one for your next book?
They make me happy too! And I'd love to share an ARC with you when I can. Sign up to my newsletter for a chance.
Is there anything your newsletter can't do?
Not that I know of. It's pretty magical! ;)
Who are your favorite authors?
I love Laini Taylor, Amie Kaufman, Leigh Bardugo, Meagan Spooner, Marie Lu, Sabaa Tahir and Alison Goodman. I adore anyone who can take me on a journey to a fantastical place that feels, tastes and sounds real.
Why do you write YA?
YA is my home. It's the category I wish I had as a teenager when I was struggling to pick a genre to read. YA smashes boundaries and expectations and you can mix genres as you please. YA is plot-heavy and character diverse and never boring. For me, plot is Queen, and so is YA.
How many cats do you have?
I've noticed you really like Disney. What's that about?
You have been misinformed, my friend. I don't like Disney, I LOVE Disney. Disney was a huge part of my childhood and I attribute my love for all things fantastical, magical and good because of Disney. Disney theme parks are my happy place and while I live far from the nearest park, Disneyland is still considered my second home.