Melissa Marr is an extremely talented and extremely busy writer who is currently travelling with the Smart Chicks Kick It tour. She manages to juggle writing and book tours with her husband and children, inspirational! We were lucky enough for her to take some time out in between stops to answer some questions for us.
What made you choose to start writing Young Adult fiction?
Where do you get your inspiration?
The new book is a new direction and your first adult novel. What can you tell us about Graveminder?
Is this a stand alone novel or the beginning of a new series?
There is quite a bit of your work released this year – Adult fiction in Graveminder, young adult fiction in Darkest Mercy and short stories in anthologies. Do you have a favourite genre to write? Do you have a preference for short stories or novels?
Do you have a favourite character? Or is that too much like asking if you have a favourite child!
(Michelle: I wasn’t expecting you to be good at that question, I imagine they would all be very much a part of you).
Where is the most exciting place your writing has taken you?
On the heels of all of these releases, what is next for Melissa Marr?
What do you do to relax and unwind? Is there such a thing as spare time and how do you spend it?
Have you got a favourite book of all time?
(Michelle: this is where a ‘real time’ interview would have allowed my to change my questions. I don’t know that I could pick a favourite either.)
What are you reading at the moment?
(Wow, I thought managing to juggle two books occasionally was good! Impressive)
Have you got one hot tip you can give aspiring writers?
If you weren’t a writer, what do you think you would be doing to earn a living?
Can you share with us one interesting fact our readers wouldn’t know about you?
What does being a woman mean to you?
I devour books, vampires and supernatural creatures are my genre of choice but over the past couple of years, I have broadened my horizons considerably. In a nutshell – I love to write! I love interacting with a diverse range of artists to bring you interviews. Perhaps we were perfect before – I LOVE WORDS!