This week I decided to do something a little different. I’m always getting questions from fans, and I decided to answer a few of them on the blog.
Three Questions I’m regularly asked:
1) Was it hard ending Kylie’s story?
It was terrible. Seriously, one day my hubby and I were driving somewhere and he asked me that very question and I started crying. Big Texas-size tears, too. I think that’s why I was so compelled to write Saved at Sunrise, which is the story about Della and Steve’s mission. I just wasn’t ready to say good bye to all my wonderful Shadow Falls characters. And as it worked out, writing that novella is what landed me the contract to write Shadow Falls: After Dark. You see when my editor read it, she could tell that I was still very close to that whole world, so she proposed that I write Della’s story.
2) What are the differences between Shadow Falls and the new series, Shadow Falls: After Dark?
A lot of fans have emailed me worried they will no longer be able to catch up with Kylie and Lucas. Well, don’t worry, in Reborn you get all sorts of glimpses of these two. They even have a small argument. And Kylie tells Della and Miranda how wonderful it feels to be his girlfriend. The story will pick up where Chosen at Nightfall ended. The big difference is that these next books will be from Della’s point of view. And because Della is a bit sassier than Kylie, you’ll get a little more snark. Ahh, but when you get inside Della’s head, you are also going to get an inside view of her pain, her insecurities, her fears. Yes, Della does have fears. You’ll also see just how much she cares about Kylie and Miranda. Yes, she loves the witch even if she’s always arguing with her. The book will also be a little more kick a$$. Hey…that’s who Della is. She’s just that kind of girl.
3) If you could go back and tell your teen self a piece of advice, what would it be?
There is a piece of advice I’d give my teen self, and it’s the same advice I regularly give myself today. Be careful who your friends are. You see, our actions, our moods, and our accomplishments are often times effected by who we call our friends. And that is true as adults as well as teens. When you hang around with someone who is a go-getter and sets goals and meets those goals, you have a tendency to do the same. When you hang around someone who is always whining and seeing the worst in life, you have a tendency to see things that way as well. Negativity is as contagious as a stomach virus. But the good news is so is happiness and motivation. So if we hang with people who try to do the right thing, we are encouraged to do the right thing. Your friends won’t be perfect, they may be grumpy from time to time, like Della is. But when it matters most, our friends should be role models. A good friend is someone who encourages you to be a better person, not someone who pulls you down and leads you down the wrong path.
Now it’s your turn. Leave me some questions and over the next few blogs, I’ll try to answer a few of them. Oh, and I’ll give away one T-shirt to someone who leaves a comment. (Unfortunately, this giveaway is limited to US residents. Sorry! And if you are reading this blog on Goodreads, you have to leave your comment on my website blog in order to be entered to win.)