See what happens between the lines of the Fallen Series, and fall in love, again, forever. Fallen in Love comes to bookstores across Canada and the United States of January 24, 2012! And in the UK on February 2, 2012! More details on release dates around the world coming soon...
As for the settings of the schools in the books, everything is fictional, but like the characters, they’re based on a compilation of things I’ve experienced. Did you struggle in coming up with any of the characters?Daniel was the most challenging, mainly because the full truth of his character has to come to light very slowly over the course of the entire series in order for the books to work. By now, I’ve really come to love Daniel and I can understand why he’s been the way he’s been with Luce. But I like to think of him as a work in progress, a developing story, and someone who, above all, knows Luce better than anyone else (including herself), and has her best interest at heart.
Who is the good and who is the bad guy? Why did these angels fall? Why did you kill Penn? What’s up with the Outcasts? Why did you end the book with so many unanswered questions??You’ll see.... How long do the books take you to write?Because Luce’s story is so emotional and so intense, I like to “go there” with her and stay inside her head without coming up for too much air. I write fast and furious every day for about two to three months to get out a first draft. Then I take a break and usually go back for another month or two of heavy revision. Do you have a playlist of songs for the Fallen books?Thirteen by Bigstar
You Look So Young by the Jayhawks
I Envy the Wind by Lucinda Williams
The Book of Love by The Magnetic Fields
Marvelous Things by Eisley
One by Harry Nilsson
Strangers by the Kinks
A Thousand Kisses Deep by Leonard Cohen
Beaches by Bridezilla
I Know Goodbye by Jason Morphew
I love playlist suggestions, so feel free to pass them along. What about your other book, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove?Betrayal, my first novel, is a dark, funny, gothic story about one girl’s twisted path towards Queen Bee-dom. It’s a Cruel Intentions meets Friday Night Lights meetsMacBeth (told from Lady MacBeth’s point of view), set in the contemporary south. People read Fallen and they ask me whether I went to a school like Sword and Cross. Not even close! Actually, it’s the school in Betrayal that is a thinly veiled version of my utterly enormous and insanely Texan high school. All the things Natalie cares about in Betrayal are very close to my high school heart.
To those of you who have asked, I’m sorry that I can’t agree to take a look at your own writing and offer feedback. I would love to have the time to do that, but I have to start working on my next book!!
And to anyone whose writing about angels, some of my favorite scholars are Harold Bloom, Jeffrey Burton Russell, Milton, and Dante. And of course the Bible and the extra biblical texts like the books of Enoch and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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(Also, if you would like a signed bookplate, please feel free to send me a self addressed and stamped envelope to this PO Box and I’ll get one in the mail to you.) When is your birthday?March 21st, first day of spring