Interview with Cassidy Taylor

Head over to Cassidy Taylor’s website and check out her interview with me today 😀

quotescover-png-44-300x188

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!

Teen Read Week

teen-read-week-fhs
Photo by Jenn Roush, the district librarian.

Today, I visited Fairfield High School, read a passage from The Starriest Summer, and did a Q&A!  IT WAS GREAT!  The librarians and an ESL teacher told me how awesome it was to follow my dreams, write something that teenagers can relate to in words that teenagers might actually speak, and I encouraged some of the kids to PURSUE THEIR PASSION FOR WRITING!!!  Yes!  Oh god, it was great!  I love inspiring people!  EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!

Revisiting Elementary Teachers!

I stated several times in some interviews that the first story I wrote for fun was in second grade.  It was called “The Haunted Mansion” and, with permission, I included some of my classmates in the story.  (I even left one of them in an iron maiden…)  When I was done with the story, I read it aloud to the class.

IMG_2544-Photoshopped

Anyway, on Friday, I wrapped a very nice package (IT HAS REALLY COOL WRAPPING PAPER, OKAY) and left it at the school where my second grade teacher now works.

IMG_2547

She e-mailed me, and we met today 😀

photo

Gosh, I love getting involved with the community :’)  Deciding to work for the school district was such a great choice.

The Starriest Summer in RPG Maker

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while.  Back in 2014, I got RPG maker and decided to recreate the first chapter of The Starriest Summer, “The Machine,” as a game.  It’s really short, only takes a few minutes to complete, and some of the tile sets are glitchy.  As I made it back in 2014, it has some old artwork 😛

You can get the game here!  It’s free, of course.  http://www.mediafire.com/download/wmurjujb1o1m41t/Game.exe

CSMGame0Title

Continue reading

Frozen North Podcast

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!