White and black, good and evil, light and dark: two sides at war, or a pattern that ensures proper balance? As children we’re often led to believe that magic has a dark side (black magic) and a light side (white magic). Within the actual practice, however, these terms are highly subjective and, to some, downright misleading. Many practitioners (followers/believers/worshippers) say that there is only magic itself, and magic can’t be colour-coded or defined.
Interesting concept. It’s an idea that says to me that there’s a little bit of both in everything that we do, a balance, so to speak, of … Continue reading
Blame It On the Mistletoe is set at Cornell. Are you a Big Red fan?
I wish I could say yes. I have visited the campus a few times but I never went to school there, and I’m not much into football, so I can’t say I’m a particular fan. I love the campus though.
Fielding is sort of the anti-geek genius. He is focused and curious about everything but he takes joy in everyday things and wants to experience everything . Is he based on anyone in real life?
Only … Continue reading
HI Vona! Thank you for stopping by. Let’s discuss Rock Hard. Awesome title! Matt is a professional climber and Aidan is an amateur one. How did you decide on this sport? Are you a climber?
Hello and thanks so much for having me here! I wrote Rock Hard in response to an anthology call for heroes and what better hero than one who saves your life, right? Queenstown, New Zealand is one of THE tourist destinations in the world for extreme sports. I was wracking my brain on how someone could … Continue reading
In your book Intervention Jamie is a victim of sexual abuse. How did you decide to delve into such a painful topic? How did you research abuse and its repercussions?
First of all, I am a highly sympathetic person. Sometimes I have a hard time watching the news because I put myself in others’ shoes so completely that I almost suffer their pain. When I write, my hope is that my reader will fully feel the characters’ emotions, and when I write about characters who have undergone life’s … Continue reading
Hi Jennifer!! First of all, I feel like I need to jump up and down at the coolness of Ian, the amazing doll from Beyond Clockwork. Where in the world did you come up with that idea?
Hi!! Ian’s really something, isn’t he? The first character I thought of for Beyond Clockwork was actually the Clockmaker, Terrin, but perhaps unsurprisingly, Ian wasn’t far behind. I get a lot of characters and plots from dreams, and I woke one morning with two images … Continue reading
Let’s sit with the very proper Lady T.L. Jenning…
Q: How did you come up with “Lady” as your first name?
A: When I first started publishing I knew that I wanted to write under a pen name (since I’m personally ridiculously shy and no one knows that I write at all). I was considering calling myself simply “A. Lady” at first, but I expanded it a little, although I kept “Lady” part and became “Lady T. L. Jennings”.
Q: Historical M/M romance is so rare. What made you decide on this as your genre? (we are thankful … Continue reading
Lucy and Sam sit down to discuss gross food and barefeet...
What made you decide to start writing young adult?
I actually worked on my first novel Evolution more than 7 years ago and the MC Genesis was 17. So the story came first and then it just fit into the YA genre because of the age and the growth of the characters. As for On the Right Track, that one came from seeing far too many young people commit suicide late last year for being gay and bullied. Everything I … Continue reading
Aggie and Mickey hang out…
Hi Mickey!!! Want to answer some questions for Hearts On Fire? Too bad. You can’t say no! (LOL) Here goes:
When you were just a wee lass what did you like to read? What did you like to write?
I would never say no to Hearts on Fire! I love you guys too much.
As for me, I was one of those kids who wanted to read every book in the library. Harriet the Spy. Gone with the Wind. Little Women. I couldn’t get enough. I wrote little stories, too, and my fifth grade teacher (Mrs. Quirk) … Continue reading
We are giving a warm welcome to the lovely Erica Pike…
Thank you for being with us! We would like to know –
I am curious – you live in Iceland. How did you decide to set your Boston Boys series in that city? Have you ever lived there?
A lot of Icelanders visit Boston when they go to the USA. Mom and Dad have been there, my cousin has lived there, but I’ve never visited. Icelandair flies directly to Boston, so I’m likely to visit sometime in … Continue reading