What motivates you as a writer?
I can't not write. There's something deep inside me that sees possibilities and stories in all life circumstances and that keeps me writing. Because I've got to get those stories out of my head.
What types of books do you like to read?
I particularly love MG and YA fiction--any genre. That time of life is so challenging. Throw in some fairies or time travel and things get even more interesting.
How has becoming a writer affected your own reading habits?
Since becoming a writer I savor books, when the writing is good. I'll read through quickly because I can't put it down, but then I'll immediately re-read it slowly, to let all the flavors (characters, plot, particularly well-crafted sentences or dialogue) dance over my imagination.