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I loved Under the Never Sky because it was one of the few books that has romance that I actually believed in. The characters did things that made sense, and the world was wonderful. It's because of all of that and more that I am pleased to welcome Veronica Rossi to the bash! Check out my interview with her!
I guess the answer is both. I try to leave myself room to explore when I write, and I also knew this would be a trilogy, so I wanted to save some things to dig into more deeply in the later books.
How deep did you dig in this book? Specifically, in terms of research. When writing UtNS did you do a lot of research into science and evolution? The way the “savages” have evolved, and the idea of the people inside the pods turning into lunatics just seemed so real and plausible! Did you really just make that all up?
That’s very funny. I did do quite a bit of research into genetics before I wrote. I definitely made up the story based on theories I read about, but I agree with you that much of it seems plausible. That was important to me; making it all seem like it could really happen.
How do you measure writing accomplishments? Do you set daily word/time goals? Weekly? Is it important for you to write every day?
My goals change all the time. Right now I’m working on a few projects in addition to writing the last book in the trilogy. I do try to write every day but if I miss, it’s because I’m working at brainstorming or outlining—or doing marketing related things. I try not to beat myself up too much when I don’t get any writing done. Some days just don’t work out. I do read every day. I never skip that!
That's so cool to hear that you read every day even if you don't write every day. I like that answer. Random times: What’s your opinion on spiders?
Funny you should ask. I’ve always been an arachnophobe! I can handle snakes and creepy crawlies but spiders freak. Me. Out.
Do you collect anything? (aside from books)
I collect anything elephant-related. They’re my favorite animal. I also have a pretty good collection of snow globes that I bring out during the holidays. I love snow globes. They’re perfect little self-contained worlds…rather like the Pods!
Your bio mentions a TON of awesome places that you want to visit. If you could only choose ONE, which would you choose and why?
Rome, because I love it and have been trying to get back since the day I left.
And lastly, a mad-lib! Fun times! As always, credit for this idea goes to the reviewers at Everead.
The Outsider brought out a squishy sign from his song and began to tread his ring. Aria watched him from the corner of her eye. His shoulders were pensive and soft. They drew the girl over the fiery surface in even, sure strokes. The arrow hissed a spicy rhythm.
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