I’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions and put them here for your enjoyment. When in doubt, holler at me.
Depends on what you’re looking for…
Publicity for 27 HOURS: Melissa Montovani at Entangled – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fan mail/All other inquiries: Me! – email@example.com
Please note: if you’re emailing me to tell me queer teens are inappropriate, same-sex kissing is wrong, or anything of the like, please save your and my time. I’m queer. I write for queer teens. There are millions of other books out there for you to enjoy.
Science Fiction and Fantasy. I write YA currently, but I have numerous ideas for crossover and adult novels as well. I love space, obviously (gestures to website design), and fantasy and monsters and kissing and all expressions thereof.
Congratulations! That is a BIG DEAL, and I’m so incredibly proud of you.
Do you know how much I would love to read the writing of each and every person on the face of the planet? I love words. However, I have an established group of critique partners and beta readers and, combined with their words and me needing to write more of my words, I simply don’t have the time. But there are amazing writing communities on twitter, tumblr, and facebook, and I can pretty much guarantee you someone is looking for a critique partner or a beta reader at any given time.
You can find all information on my writing here!
The best advice I can give you is there is no one golden piece of advice. Write your butt off. Query until it burns. Or self-publish and self-promote. Surround yourself with other writers. Live your life because that’s your greatest source of words. Be respectful, but don’t ever lose your sense of self. Learn how to wait and find new things to work on while you’re waiting. Don’t ever forget you’re a storyteller. You’re related to a vast and varied group of people who told stories around campfires and inspired imaginations of children. It’s an amazing, wonderful, frustrating profession.
Well, that’s an impossible question to answer. Picking out one shining author above the rest is like asking me which of my children is my favorite. Every author I’ve read has provided something different – escape, entertainment, inspiration, feelings, research, etc. Hit me up if you’re looking for someone specific.
Yes! I also make a mean grilled peanut butter and honey.
My writing style changes with every book. Some books I’ve pantsed 100%. Some I’ve done half and half. Some I’ve plotted out from page one. However, the one constant is that I always think of characters first. My characters are very real, borderline imaginary friends. I talk to them, carry on conversations with them. They tell me their stories, and I write them down.
My amazing hottie of a husband beat you to the punch, but I’m flattered. Really.