Can you introduce yourself to my readers a little?
Because of two parents who were Greek myth geeks, I grew up thinking the latest fashion trends were inspired by Aphrodite, and a good conversational opener was, “So, which mythological character do you most resemble?” Despite these social shortcomings, I found a great husband who’s always my first reader. We live in Utah with our two young boys, who still have no idea why I’m at the computer all the time.
Can you introduce us to the world that you have created?
In my book, the Underworld is really a place called the Everneath, and it’s not a place for the dead. It’s a place for immortals, called Everlivings, who have discovered that the key to eternal life is to steal the emotions of humans. My main character, Nikki, has just spent a hundred years in the Everneath being drained of emotions. During that time, only six months has passed on the Surface. Now, she gets to return to her old life, her high school, her boyfriend, but she only has six months left before the Everneath comes for her again to take her away forever.
Will this be your first RT or are you a veteran? Any advice for those who are going for the first time?
This is my first time! I am so excited because I’ve heard such great things about this conference.
Are you speaking on any panels during RT? Are there any you are looking forward to?
I am mostly going just for fun. But I will be one of the YA authors at the YA sleepover, and I’ll be signing in YA alley, and I’ll be participating in the teen party at Teen Day.
If someone were wanting to meet up with you at RT, who should they look for?
Look for a blond girl, most likely wearing all black, and hanging out with Bree Despain (author of the Dark Divine series). I’ll probably be fangirling on all the other authors there too!