Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. I have several genres I enjoy reading. My first love will always be mystery books. I read Nancy Drew as a kid and was fascinated. That continued as I have gotten older with Mary Higgins Clark. Fairytale retellings are another favorite of mine. The Looking Glass Wars was the first book like that I had ever read and I haven’t stopped since. Last, historical fiction is another favorite. My dad is a history teacher, and so they have always drawn me to history. My focus right now is on Tudor England, and there are some great stories to be found.
Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from?
A. I’ve been writing for years, once I read my first book and realized I had stories to tell. I had teachers who would take the stories I wrote and bind them for me (both my second and third-grade teachers did this) like real books. The first actual story I wrote was fan fiction (although I didn’t know…