Yippie! I got my first interview questions and the apparent theme for these are Blindsided.
This person asked to be anonymous and I am respecting her wishes.
Question: I’ve seen other authors big and small have their male protagonist do questions from their fans. Do you think Levi will ever do one? I’d love to talk to him and see his responses. I think he’d be fun.
Answer: Yes! I’ve seen that too and I’ve always loved it. I think if Levi got enough demand he would definitely start answering questions. You know he can’t stay quiet for too long. Maybe I should put an interview Levi on my website?
This question comes from Emily.
Question: OMG I loved Blindsided! What inspired you to write it and how did you nail the male point of view so well?
Answer: Thank you! I’m thrilled you loved it. Paige and Levi came to me before I was done with Mistaken Identity. And as you can imagine, Levi was a tough one to push away. He’s far too persistent. This will sound a little insane, but they approached me and told me their story. It was already there. I just had to write it. As for the male POV, well…it came natural, I guess. Levi has a strong personality and if I tried softening him down, he came back full force with something else…normally cringe-worthy. So I learned just to shut up and let him talk.
This question comes from Alisha.
Question: I enjoyed Blindsided, but found Paige to be annoying at times. Why didn’t you change her and will she get over herself in the second book?
Answer: Thanks for reading Blindsided! Ha! You think Paige annoyed you? I wanted to throat punch her at times. I’ve gotten a lot of flak about her in most of my reviews. Here’s the deal: I don’t change what my characters present me with. They are who they are. There are times where I hate them, love them, and can’t stand them at all! If I would have softened her up, then everyone would’ve complained she was weak or it was insta-love (I don’t like insta-love). So I left her the way she is: insecure, annoying, and quick to run away. I think having someone as Levi pursuing her scared her a little too much. Almost like a dream coming true right before her eyes…or maybe she felt it was a nightmare? She wants what she wants in life, she respects herself and she isn’t backing away from it. Now, if Levi were to pursue me…I woulda been all over that.
As for the second book, from what is already there, yes, she’s not as insecure. I’m not far along, so I can’t give a definite answer. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed.
If you have any questions you’d like to ask me, please do so! There is a form under “Interview Me” on my menu. It can be anything you’d like to know.