For today’s AAA post, I am pleased to present, the amazing Miranda Kenneally! She is the author of Catching Jordan, soon-to-be released, Stealing Parker, and next year in 2013, Things I Can’t Forget. I’m so excited to present you with this awesome interview, which will hopefully give you an insight into Miranda’s writing life and schedule! Without further ado, Miranda Kenneally!
How do you manage to write under a deadline?
I've been lucky so far in that I haven't had very challenging deadlines. I am not sure that I'd be able to write under a tight time frame. My process is to write and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite, and I need time to do that and think and mess around. Generally a story reveals itself to me - I don't usually come up with my plots. I just write until something shows up on paper.
You don’t often come across many companion books. What inspired you choose this path instead of a series?
It just sort of happened. Characters from CATCHING JORDAN just showed up in STEALING PARKER. It wasn't my choice. :) Also, I try to end my books in such a way that shows the characters are starting a new part of their lives, and that they are better prepared because of what they've learned during the book. I want to leave readers hoping for the best for my characters. I want them guessing at what happens between characters. However, I do love to show a little bit of what's going on in my characters' lives in my companion novels.
A bit of a spoiler: All of the main characters in CATCHING JORDAN and STEALING PARKER are in my third book coming out in 2013.
What is your favourite part of being an author?
Hearing from fans and getting to talk with them. I also love talking about other authors' books.
Why not? :) I guess I write YA for lots of different reasons. I like giving teenagers hope, because I didn't feel a lot of hope in high school. Also, I seem to relate better to teens than to adults. I haven't really grown up yet!
What’s it like being able to share your passion for writing with the world?
Surreal. Sometimes I can't believe that people want to read my stories. I hope people relate to and learn from my characters!
I hope you enjoyed the interview, and remember, if you’re a fan of Miranda and her books, don’t forget to say ‘thanks’ – it’s always nice to be appreciated!
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