2.How much of The Color of Happiness is realistic?
The Color of Happiness is a realistic contemporary young adult novel – so all of it?
3.Why tell this story in The Color of Happiness?
This story is about keeping hope regardless of what life throws at you; a message that we all need reminding of sometimes.
4.Could you describe the moment of your inspiration?
There wasn’t one specific moment of inspiration. Different people and events inspired different elements of the book.
5.If you could change one thing in The Color of Happiness, what
would it be?Why?
I wouldn’t change a thing!
6.Is there a movie which is similar or close to The Color of Happiness?
Not that I know of . . .
7.If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I love a lot of young adult authors – Sarah Dessen, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, and Elizabeth Scott to name just a few.
8. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Getting across just the right emotions and message in a few words. . .
9. If you could describe your life with book what book that will be?
Hmm. . . that’s a really good question; no clue LOL
10. Tell us who is your favorite character ever.Why?
I love strong female protagonists; any book that has one is likely to become a favorite.
11.And for the end tell us about your next book.
There’s been an idea rattling in my mind for some time. Let’s see what happens!
Faith Lane is the girl who has everything. At least, that’s what everyone thinks when they see her rocking a killer dress while laughing with her best friend, Tiffany. But Faith’s life is far from flawless. Her peers torment her relentlessly, and her parents expect her to be the epitome of perfection. Criticized and pressured at school and home, Faith retreats into silent acceptance and finds an escape in her passion of dancing. Then she meets Alex – quirky, forever with a pass, and concealing a mysterious secret of his own. And through his encouragement, Faith starts believing in her gift for dance and gains courage to stand up for herself. But will she be able to keep her footing when the events of one night consume her with the need to jump off the rocky cliffs near her coastal home? And what has pushed her to the edge of reason?