1. Tell us about yourself, where you are from and what else you do.
Well I’m 21, still student. I’m from a small town in eastern Pennsylvaniacalled Walnutport. I’m the youngest of 4 kids, so obviously I was a bit spoiled growing up. Other than writing I spend my time reading, reading and more reading. Currently I am putting my first novel on hold, just for a little while, to focus on another series that I will be writing with Cesya Cuono, entitled Sisters of Fate.
2. What is the title of your short story in Morbid Seraphic and tell us in three sentences or less what it is about.
The title is For Death. It is about a demigod who risks everything to save her friend, and along the way discovers she isn’t who she thought she was. She is far more than she seems.
3. How old were you when you knew you wanted to write?
This is a bit of a hard question, I always liked to write, I’ve been writing poems for years, but I never really wanted it as a career. Up until I started high school it was just a hobby, but once I became a freshman I wanted to be a poet, but nothing full time, just on the side. It wasn’t
until I was 19 that I truly decided it was time to see whether or not I could become an author. So I found out about a short story contest and I set to work on my first short story, all the while working on 3 other novels that never came to fruition. I sent it in and waited on bated breath until they emailed me back with the verdict, and I was in hysterics when I learned it got chosen. I was 21 when I knew this is what I was meant to do.
4. When you write do you like it quiet or do you play music? If you prefer the music what types?
Music! I can’t write unless I have something playing in the background. I listen to rock and alternative most of the time; bands like 30 Seconds to Mars, Anberlin and the Used are the main background for my writing.
5. Are you an am, pm or whenever you have time writer?
Whenever inspiration strikes, that’s when I write. It could be at 10 in the morning, 3 in the morning, 5 in the afternoon, whenever an idea springs up in my head, I write it down!
6. Do you have any quirky habits?
I wouldn’t say they’re quirky, but I do have 5 habits, one of which is very annoying. The first is when I write I can’t write something from start to finish. I always have ideas about certain scenes so I write them down and then add filler. The second is I always smell my food before
I eat it. Always. Third, I have to change my socks at least 3 or 4 times a day. Fourth when I get nervous I start stuttering and yawning uncontrollably. And finally, I always read the last chapter of a book first before I read the rest of it. I KNOW, I KNOW. I just can’t handle waiting, I can’t handle the suspense! Surprises are not my friend!!
7. If I were to come to your house and open your refrigerator, what would I find? Are any of those items a guilty pleasure used when writing?
I have basically what everyone has, milk, eggs, meat, cheese, vegetables and the like. But my guilty pleasure while writing is Mountain Dew and chocolate milk, oh my gosh. I look like I’m addicted to them half the time with all the bottles you find in my bedroom
8. If you could time travel, even to a fictional place, where and what era would it be? Why?
Ancient Greece! I would love to go back to that time because of all the devotion to gods and goddesses, and mythical beings. Being agnostic, I’m not really sure what to believe, but I
know that I believe this more than one person up there and I would like to believe they are the gods from years ago. Their utter belief in those creatures and gods gives me more pleasure than anything else. I firmly believe that the gods are real, and all those creatures we only have read about were real back then. And if I ever had the chance, I would go back there and experience it for myself.
9. Tell us about your other published stories or novels? Or perhaps, do you have something else in the works that you’d like to share?
I’ve had 4 stories published so far. The first is by Firefly and Wisp and it is called Spirit Caller, which is about a girl who can see, talk to and conjure up Spectres. My second is called the Lost
Changeling, which can be found in Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly’s Dark Light anthology, and it’s about a girl who is taken by the Dark Court of the Fae, and discovers who she really is. The third is For Death, of course. The last is Born With Golden Blood that will be released by Xchyler Publishing in their Dragon anthology, and that is about a warlock being pursued by an evil group called the Agency, bent on killing off his species. Also, I am working
with Cesya Cuono, author of Elemental Reality, on a new series, as I’ve stated above, called Sisters of Fate. We both are extremely excited about these books, which will follow the huge mythology craze that has surfaced with the Percy Jackson, the Last Olympian, Medusa Girls, Goddess Test and Starcrossed novels. Since it is still in very early development I can only say the title of the first book, which will be Woven, and this it is about very popular Greek goddesses.
10. Share with us the sites that we can stalk you on?
You can find me on Twitter, Facebook & Goodreads!
Thank you Jana!