Welcome Alyssa Auch, author of "Lunula"! Enjoy the interview and please be sure to check out this sweet author and her novel!
Why do you write?
I write to escape. I know some writers who use the art to understand and cope with reality, but for me it is all about being in a place you could not otherwise be in. I write to entertain!
What do you do to prepare before you actually begin writing? Music, tea, coffee, etc.?
Make sure my 3 kids are occupied/sleeping! That’s about the only thing I require before sitting down to write.
Do you have a writing routine/schedule?
I wish I did, but with my children ages 3, 2, and 3 months, I really just have to take the time I can get.
What’s your favorite part of the creative process?
I think my favorite part of creating things with words is when you just know what you have written is awesome. As soon as it goes on the paper, you re-read it, sit back, and go, “Oh yeah. I rock.” It’s the best when the creative process gives you something to be proud of.
What is the book that you are promoting?
I am promoting my Young Adult novel, Lunula.
Who is your favorite character from your novel?
I think Gavin is my favorite character. He reminds me of my younger brother.
Why do you write for the Young Adult audience?
I think I tend to write young adult books because, first of all, they are clean. I am a big supporter of media that portray growing and love without all the graphic, gory details. Also, young adult stories are all about the newness of challenges, and I think that is fun to write about.
Any advice for aspiring authors who would like to be published?
Once you have finished your work, and are contemplating publishing, edit meticulously! Edit until it cannot be edited anymore, and then go over it just one more time for good measure. Publishers like to see clean, well-edited work. Have a third party help you if you can.
Is there anything that you are working on currently that we can be expecting?
Yes, the sequel to Lunula should be finished this year
If you stranded on an island and you can only bring 3 books and one CD, what would you bring and why?
My scriptures, The High King by Lloyd Alexander, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The CD I would take would probably be Josh Groban’s “Closer.”
Quick Fire Questions:
1. McDonalds or Burger King? Burger King
2. Coffee or Tea? Herbal Tea
3. Book or Kindle? Book
4. Romance or Thriller? Romance
5. Favorite book? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
6. Favorite movie? The Princess Bride
7. Favorite author? Lloyd Alexander
8. iPhone or Android? iPhone
9. Favorite color? Pink
10. Salty or Sweet? Both together
Where can we find you?
Where can we buy your beautiful book?
Be sure to check out "Lunula"!