First off, I love these covers and second I love what a unique concept these books have. It was a joy reading Crystal’s answers to the interview questions I provided. If you like YA Fantasy/Romances than this is the read for you!
A big Thank You to Fantastic Flying Book Club for picking me to participate in the The Sweetest Kind of Fate Blog Tour! I’ve really enjoy working with them and can’t wait to see what other tours they’ll be hosting in the coming months! If you haven’t checked out their blog yet, you are missing out!
The First Book in the Series
What gave you the idea to write about someone who can see “true love”?
When I first had the idea of a magical matchmaker, I was experiencing some romantic road bumps of my own. Anyone who’s been through heart break knows how overwhelming it can be, and I kept saying things like, «I just want to know what the future holds!» so dreaming up a character who could actually see that was a bit of wish fulfillment.
What kind of research did you do in regards to Wicca?
I spent a lot of time reading about the rituals and beliefs pertaining to Wicca. Amber is not as involved in the practice as others in her community, but I wanted her to have a working understanding of that world.
Was it harder writing book two?
I wouldn’t necessarily say it was harder, but it was definitely different. I wrote The Best Kind of Magic over a much longer period, and though I hoped it would one day reach publication, I was writing it more for myself at the time. The Sweetest Kind of Fate had the pressure of deadlines, which was new for me, but right from the start I had a clear vision of where I wanted the story to go. Since Amber’s voice rings so true for me, it all flowed nicely.
What are you currently working on? (If you’re allowed to tell us!)
I am always scribbling down new story ideas. I carry notebooks around with me to capture opening lines or bits of dialogue that come my way. I do have a couple things in the works… 😉 Are there other genre’s you’d love to write in the future?
I feel I will always write stories that have some sort of magical twist, whether the characters themselves have a mystical trait or if the plot lends itself to an unconventional format. When I read stories, I want to be taken out of the everyday, and I hope my writing reflects that kind of journey.
What are you currently reading?
I’ve been on a really amazing reading streak: I recently finished Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, and Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed. I’m about to reread Ready Player One—one of my favorites—in anticipation of the upcoming movie.
About the Author
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