I often get asked which character I feel closest to in my Shadow Falls series. I have to say, this is very much like asking me to choose my favorite child. Each of the characters in Shadow Falls has a little bit of me inside them, which makes me feel close to all of them. Della is my rebellious side, and don’t we all have one of those? Miranda is dyslexic, which means as a witch, she gets her spells wrong sometimes. (Which brings in lots of humor.) And I relate to her because I’m dyslexic, too.
But of all the characters, I think I relate to Kylie the most. I based a lot of her backstory on things that happened to me when I was a teenager. I had a family member die when I was around her age, and my parents got a divorce, too. That was so hard for me. Plus, I had girlfriends making some bad decisions where boys were concerned, just like Kylie’s friend Sara. I used all of the emotions I felt, all of the insecurities and uncertainties I experienced as a teenager, when I molded Kylie’s character, and I think it helped bring her to life. I guess you could say I plagiarized my life to create Kylie. However, Kylie is a lot cooler than I ever was. Oh, and I never discovered I wasn’t human.
Readers also ask me which of the two love interest I relate to the most. It’s so hard, because when I was writing a Lucas scene, I was a Lucas fan, and when I wrote a Derek scene, I was a Derek fan. I can honestly tell you guys that I made a huge mistake writing this series. You see, this is the first book in which I wrote a love triangle, and I didn’t know that I needed to make one guy so much better than the other. I basically wrote two great heroes, both of them almost perfect for Kylie. But as crazy as it sounds, I think I let Kylie make that decision and not me.
But I want to know which of my Shadow Falls characters to you relate to most and why?
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