I was invited by my friend, Sharon Ledwith, to participate in a “blog hop interview.” Sharon sent me some interview questions, which I answer here on my blog. Following my answers, I tag 3 other writers who will, in turn, answer questions on their blogs next week. It’s been fun checking out the Blog Hops to see what other children’s authors have posted!
Sharon posted her answers to the questions at her blog, I came, I saw, I wrote on August 12th. If you like, you can leave a comment on her blog and tell her that you connected to her through my link.
1) What are you working on right now?
I’m working on the fourth book of my Daughters of Zeus series, Venus and Adonis. It’s a modern day retelling of several Greek myths set on a cruise ship.
2) How does it differ from other works in its genre?
Unlike many retellings, my versions feature the gods, not demigods and not reincarnations. My story about Persephone is actually about Persephone, and Venus and Adonis actually has Aphrodite and Adonis as the main characters.
3) Why do you write what you do?
I’m just drawn to mythology. Something about those stories have stuck with us for…ever, and inspired generations of writers to add their own spin. I think in rewriting the myths, by putting my own spin on them, I understand them better.
4) How does your writing process work?
I outline, then I write drafts and drafts and drafts that progressively make the outline look more and more like a different story altogether. They get easier as they go. The first is always the hardest.