How would you describe Beyond the Grave?
Which of your characters do you feel you relate to the most and why?
There may be a little slice of my personality in every character. I am a skeptic like Charlotte, good at handling pressure like Avery, and motherly like Annalise. One of my absolute favorite characters in the series is Bliss—she really takes on a new dimension in Beyond the Grave.
Were you a reader in your teen years and if so, who was your favorite author?
I have always loved to read, but finding books I could relate to as a teenager was difficult for me. I think the YA genre has grown and expanded in amazing ways over the past decade. I wish some of the amazing books that are out now had been available to me when I was younger.
What one 2012 release are you most looking forward to reading this year?
One Moment by Kristina McBride
Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Truth by Julia Karr
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin
Are you currently in the process of writing a sequel or newer book?
Yes! I’m always working on something. My next project involves some of the “energy” elements from the Past Midnight series, but takes them in a whole new direction.