Complicated, dramatic relationships are part of the teenage experience. In that fashion, Dan has Sophie, a Southern spitfire who wants their *ahem* situation to be carefree and uncomplicated, but discovers that such a thing is pretty much non-existent. Sophie was one of my favorites to write—she’s strong and self-assured, but also can be naive and selfish.… Continue reading Taking Flight: Meet Sophie.
While writing Taking Flight, I ended up joining Pinterest. I didn’t join Pinterest because I was writing TF. It just so happened that I joined while I was writing. Anyway. While my main reason for being an (overly) active Pinterest user was more along the vein of CLOTHES! PRETTY THINGS! RECIPES!, I would sometimes happen upon an image or quote… Continue reading Taking Flight: A Visual Guide
Best friends are a big deal. They are your confidant, your support system, your life line, and, in a lot of ways, your soul mate. So when I was writing Willa’s best friend, I knew that I needed to give her someone who was both her foil and her better-half. Where Willa is analytic and… Continue reading Taking Flight: Meet Ana.
To write about sex or not to write about sex? That is a question every author has to ask. Probably. Okay, probably not. But it’s something I had to ask myself. And the answer for me was immediately, “Duh.” This is mostly because I’m a person who doesn’t think that sex should be a taboo… Continue reading Taking Flight Teaser Tuesday: The Sexy Times.