Get to know more of the wonderful authors that are going to be signing at YA Fest in October 2015.
Author of The Atlantis Revolution series
YA Fest: How/why did you start writing? Tom: I started writing because of a challenge from my 7th grade English teacher. For her class, my friend and I wrote a play based on Where the Red Fern Grows and performed it for the class. Later, our teacher challenged us to write a book. We started writing and I never stopped.
YA Fest: One piece of advice for young writers?
Tom: Write for yourself. Write what inspires you and what you enjoy. The rest will follow.
YA Fest: What are you currently working on? (Give us your elevator pitch!)
Tom: Jericho. Jericho isn’t a story about a dystopian society. It’s about the events designed to create one and the teens that are destined to prevent it.
YA Fest: Are you characters/stories inspired by real people/events?
Tom: I’d say most of my characters end up with qualities from people I know but they aren’t based solely on one person.