Audiobook legend Amanda Ronconi and I found time to talk about reader questions and upcoming news! This is part 1 of 2, because we talked for so long that Youtube couldn't contain the video! Part 2 will be posted next week. PS, why does Youtube freeze your face in the most awkward expression possible for the thumbnail?
I’ve received a lot of questions about whether I’m “crafty.” And yes, weirdly, I really enjoy making things with my hands. (If you’ve never watched that NBC series, MAKING IT with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, you should. It is life-affirming and hopeful and candy fluff for the brain.) I’m a craft conundrum. I’m terrible with paper arts and scrapbooking, but I like using photos to make gifts through online services – which I think, probably doesn’t count as crafting, but I’m
I’d love to know how you build the characters and create the families of characters we love! Do you have a crazy bunch of loving friends? - Salise Benjamin I was not the most popular kid in school. That doesn’t mean I was an outcast by any means, but my interests were beyond nerdy – marching band, newspaper, drama, creative writing. If there was a time-turner available for me to take double-potions and astronomy, I would have done it. I was LITERALLY HERMIONE. That meant that
Reader question: I’d love to know how much your characters are based on real people? I feel like Jane is based on you? - Lesa Renee Some characters – yes, absolutely. Others, not so much. I try to avoid law suits whenever possible. I've always been a writer. When the time came to actually complete a manuscript, instead of just talking about it in a someday fashion, I knew it had to the romance genre that had hooked me from an early age. My first finished manuscript was comple
Asking weird questions is part of being a writer. I keep an extensive reference library, but there are some subjects even my book hoard wouldn’t cover. This is where Google comes in handy. I recently got a request for all of (writing-related) my searches for the week, so here you go. Keep in mind that I’m working on multiple projects at the same time this week, in several different genres, which is why the scope of subjects is so weird. OK, they'd probably be weird no matter