Author of The Sweet Trilogy
Something awesome about book signings is discovering new authors. At the DC Author Event I had the pleasure to meet the lovely Wendy Higgins and learn about her books. She was awesome during my interview and here are her answers to my three little questions:
#1 - As readers we get very attached to characters so it’s sad when we finish their stories. Now, I can imagine that for a writer it is even harder to finish writing a story knowing that’s the end for the characters. How do you transition from finishing a novel/series to starting a new one?
Wendy told me that she's actually in that transition phase right now. But what she finds harder though is trying not to merge her ideas from a finished book to a new one. So she works extra hard to make each of her stories different enough from one another.
#2 - One popular component in romance books is sex scenes so I wonder… When writing, how do you decide how much sex to put in your stories? Or do you mostly follow your genre (YA, NA, Erotic Romance, Erotica, etc.)?
Wendy's books are Young Adult novels and she follows the genre when it comes to her writing. Therefore, there's not detailed sex scenes in her stories and she's very careful with the language she uses in her stories.
#3 - Do you consider yourself a romance genre writer or a writer who uses love stories to explore a wide range of themes?
Romance is a big theme in Wendy's books so she consider herself a romance genre writer.
More About Wendy:After earning a bachelor's in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.
THE SWEET TRILOGY
FLIRTING WITH MAYBE
1 Signed book from every author from the DC Author Event.
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