These are some of the most frequently asked questions about me and my work:
How do you pronounce your name?
This question comes up a lot. It rhymes with starry. (sh-are-ee)
How do you co-author a series?
I have no idea how other people go about it, but Jake and I prefer to say we are collaborating on Crown and Crest. The idea, the plot, and the characters belong to both of us. We talk, talk, talk about the book as much as we can. (It’s a lot of fun.) I do the actual writing, usually bugging him often with questions or things I want to go over. After I finish with a chapter or two, Jake sits down and reads it, and then we make changes together. If the new scenes spark ideas for later scenes or books in the series, we talk it out right then.
I like your other books, but I’m not sure I’m going to like Crown and Crest. Will there be romance in it?
You guys. I can’t write a book without romance. This one is slow burn, with lots of lovely tension, and I’m pretty confident you’re going to enjoy it. (Especially if you’re a fan of Silver & Orchids.)
There’s a lot of humor in the book, and it’s been really fun.
Jake helps me talk through plot snags all the time–he’s always been very involved in my process. The only difference is this time, we dreamed up the story together.
Will you write a spinoff series for The Riven Kingdoms?
I do have a story in mind, and there is a chance I will write it in the future. However, as of right now, it’s not on my schedule.
Will there be any more Silver & Orchids books?
There was supposed to be a spinoff and a companion novel. I’m afraid it didn’t work out.
Do you do blog interviews?
Sure, I’d love to! Feel free to contact me.
Do you have advice for aspiring authors?
I get this question often, and I’m going to write a page on the topic very soon! In the meantime, I suggest you hop on over to the NaNoWriMo official website, find out when the next event is, and commit to writing your book. There’s all kinds of info and encouragement over there, so I know you’ll be in good hands.