Get to know more of the wonderful authors that are going to be signing at YA Fest in October 2015.

Wendy Higgins

Author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.

Wendy HIggins
Wendy HIggins

 

YA Fest: Favorite YA authors?
Wendy Higgins: I love Jennifer L. Armentrout, Martina Boone, Marie Rutkoski, and Kresley Cole

YA Fest: Favorite YA books from the past year (2014/2015)?
Wendy: White Hot Kiss/Stone Cold Touch/Every Last Breath, Compulsion, The Winner’s Curse, and the Poison Princess series

YA Fest: How/why did you start writing?
Wendy: I’ve been writing since childhood, for fun, but wasn’t published until my first “big, real” book idea came to me when I was thirty-two. Writing has always been a stress relief, an excuse to daydream and get lost in quiet thought.

YA Fest: One piece of advice for young writers?
Wendy: Write what’s on your heart. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Revise a lot (first drafts are supposed to be messy and ugly.)

YA Fest: What are you currently working on?

Wendy: I’m preparing to start the sequel to my high fantasy, The Great Hunt. Title to come! 🙂

YA Fest: Are your characters/stories inspired by real people/events?
Wendy: None of my characters are directly based on anybody, but I think it’s natural to be inspired by the people you know and situations you’ve witnessed or heard about. I’ve definitely used the names of people I know. I’m inspired by life all around me, along with my own twisted imagination.
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