lFrom the YA Panel “Local Writers Tell All” at the Suisun City Library on January 21.
Meet local authors Adelle Yeung (The Cycle of Six Moons), Jess Flower (RedBird), and book blogger Jesalin Belk (Blogging Everything Beautiful) to talk about books, writing, and following your dream of becoming a writer. They will share their insights about how to write for young adults, and their experiences with self-publishing books and blogs.
Head over to Cassidy Taylor’s website and check out her interview with me today 😀
Here’s a sneak peek!
What’s the happiest moment you’ve lived as an author?
I love inspiring people, whether it’s through my writing or other activities, such as my voice acting, so I absolutely love it and get super emotional whenever someone tells me that not only have I inspired them to voice act, but also to write their own books. I love inspiring others to achieve their dreams.
What’s your Hogwarts house and why?
Hurhurhurrr. Ravenclaw all the way. This might be racist, and it very well might be because she’s Chinese, but when Cho Chang first made an appearance in The Prisoner of Azkaban, something just clicked. Also, Luna is in Ravenclaw and she’s just delightful, and Hermione could have been in Ravenclaw.
Check out the rest of it here!
Got a short interview with Rogue’s Angels today 😀 Head on over to the blog and read about which character I’d like to be if I were in The Cycle of the Six Moons! (Spoiler alert: it’s none of the main characters.)
- What elements are necessary components for this genre?
The Cycle of the Six Moons is YA fantasy. I think that the most important element in writing fantasy, and even sci-fi, is world-building. The author needs to know the laws of the world, whether it’s physical, magical, even legal. Anything less, and the world doesn’t feel alive, and with fantasy, you need your readers to feel as if this world actually exists.
Read more here!
I’m going to start an indie author interview series, in which I’ll interview fellow authors about our approach to self-publication! Check out the questions here, and if you’d like to share your own approach, sign up here!
The purpose of these interviews is to connect with other authors, inform upcoming authors, connect with readers, and have fun!
Normally, I’d do this in a chat-style with other authors, so it feels more personal and less like a cookie-cutter questionnaire, but I’d like to start this off by answering the questions myself.
So let’s get started!
I jumped in and joined JJ, Marc, and Shana on the Frozen North gaming podcast 😀 They discuss their video game “book club,” Final Fantasy IX, what it means to “complete” a video game, and I jump in at 39:40 to discuss The Starriest Summer and its video game influences!
As you’ll hear in the podcast, Shana and I have known each other since sixth grade. That’s before I even started to write The Cycle of the Six Moons, ahahaha.
Check out the podcast here!
Check out this interview and promo post with Mandy at I Read Indie 😀
*What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
I think what took me the longest time to digest was when a friend told me that my writing was niche and wouldn’t work in the mainstream market. I had been trying for years to snag an agent, and recently decided to self-publish my own work and send it on its way out into the world.
Read more here!
Check out this interview and promo post with author Jess Watkins!
What was your favourite part of writing The Cycle of the Six Moons series?
I’m a bit of a sadist in my writing. I love writing my characters into crushing situations, and they’re close to giving up, but their friends come around to pull them back to their feet and persevere, no matter how much it hurts.
Read more here!
I’ll be at the Avid Reader in Davis, CA on April 24 at 2 PM for a reading, Q&A session, and book signing! If you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you!
Here’s a link to the Facebook event.
Also made an event on Goodreads 😉
Rae at A New Look on Books interviewed me on her blog! Check out the interview here! Read about my inspirations about my characters and such 😀
Do you have a favorite character that you are attached to in your trilogy?
“Gediyon :3 He is my absolute favorite. I love the other characters, too, but I love how he contributes to the overall story. He’s also super cool. And a cutie pie. And he can bake me a pie.”