1. In your fantasy works, do you often make up completely new worlds or interweave your ideas into the existing world?
My first manuscript, which was Harry Potter inspired, did create a new world, though it did exist hidden alongside the real world. Since then, my stories are all our world with magical elements
2. Do you have any projects outside YA fantasy?
My first two buried manuscripts were middle grade fantasy. And my short story “Daisy” about to be published in 100 Stories for Queensland is an adult realistic story. Though it does have an interesting twist.
3. Where do you sit when writing? Do you use the computer or regular old pen and paper?
4. What is/are your favorite blog(s) outside of the group?
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares has me laughing while I learn about grammar. And I do love Query Shark, which also makes me laugh while I learn how to write better queries. I have many favorite blogs that I visit regularly, and I have made many blogging friends.
5. What is your favorite fantasy creature (elf, dwarf, werewolf, etc.)?
Because I usually write stories about people who perform magic in realistic situations, I often shy away from stories with creatures. I did write a vampire short story and a novel-length YA, so I get their appeal. As far as reading about creatures, it depends on how it’s written. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White created an interesting world full of magical creatures. And since Harry Potter is my favorite series, I’m partial to house elves and phoenixes.