Welcome Myra and thanks for chatting with us!!!
What made you choose to write YA? I love the freshness of it – everything is new!
Where do you write best? In my office on rainy days.
How do you get your ideas? Do you use real events in your novels and if so, can you describe one? My mind is full of ideas! A real event, no, but a real town, yes. Ivy Springs is based on Franklin, Tennessee.
I've actually been there :)
Can you tell us a little bit about Hourglass?
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.
If you had your way, how many books will there be in the series? I think four. But I have spinoffs in mind.
Oh -that's EXCITING!!! I really Loved the book - if you missed it, read my review
What’s your favorite R&B song? Oldie: Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. Modern: I really like Usher!
How did you come up with Friday in the Fort – your awesome blog meme. Another writer suggested it!
What was the last book you’ve read that you’ve been recommending to everyone? There are lots of books coming up, but for books that are already out, Rachel Hawkins HEX HALL series.
Oh I LOVED these books! So looking forward to #3
Do you have a favorite library experience? Sitting in the stacks choosing which Nancy Drew book I was going to re-read!
Are there any authors you’d love to meet? Definitely J.K. Rowling. I’d love to sit down and have a conversation with Holly Black. She’s so amazing when it comes to world building; I’d like to pick her brain!
Do you have a favorite literary quote? I can’t think of one!
Listing of your favorites:Candy: Hot Tamales
Cake/Cupcake Flavor: Red Velvet Cake
Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
Pizza topping: Black olives and mushrooms
Genre of books: Young Adult! Paranormal and Sci-fi!
Singer and/or Song: I love Miles Davis everything.
Restaurant: A local place called Joey’s.
TV show /Movie: Doctor Who!
Video Game: Mirror’s Edge
Thank you so much for having me!!!!!!!!