Hello everyone! I am back AGAIN with another Q&A with author of YA books "Too Young" and "Famous"! She is one of my FAVORITE Indie authors, and had the privilege to have a Q&A with her! So with further ado, The Q&A!
(Q) Did you have any inspiration for your book “Famous”? (A) Yes, many. As sited in the books chapters. John Lennon being the main focus. Also an experience Chris Brown had a couple years ago.
(Q) When did you start writing? (A) I started writing actually throughout elementary , Jr high and high school. I've always wanted to write books. But was too afraid to go for it. Then one day I just said, I can do this!
(Q) Is “Famous” based on any true events? (A) As I said, John Lennon is the biggest inspiration, I am a Beatles and Lennon fan. Also Rebecca Schaefer who was murdered by her stalker. Then Selena Gomez, whose stalker thinks God wants them together. And of course Chris Browns stalker getting into his home and living there for days before being discovered.
(Q) Can you give us an idea of what your writing? (A) I have a few things I'm working on now. One being a Release for later this year. It's a contemporary novel about a troubled rock singer. "Coughs" Justin Bieber inspiration. Lol
(Q) Your other novel “Too Young” is contemporary and “Famous” is Thriller. Did you ever think about writing in just one of the genres? (A) I love all areas of YA and fiction. So no. I go wherever the muse takes me.
(Q) What do you think you would do if you where in the situation Nicky was in? (A) Be scared out of my mind. Probably go into hiding and never come out.
(Q) Did you cry when you wrote any parts? (A) Yes. There is a couple scenes that tore me apart. I think you can guess which ones.
(Q) Was there a certain playlist you listened to while writing “Famous”? (A) I had multiple songs that I used. One was The Polices song Every Step You Take Ill Be Watching You. Also AC/DC Back in Black lol just to keep certain scenes flowing. Some Imagine Dragons, a little Nick Jonas
(Q) Was there a lot of research that had to be done before writing this (there was a lot of references, lol)? (A) Yes. I spent hours and hours looking up stalking and statistics. Also types of stalkers and what the survival rate is for those victims of violent stalkers... it's not good
(Q) What is your favorite Ice cream flavor? (A) Hmmm, I prefer gelato and I'd have to say swirled vanilla/chocolate.
That was really fun! Thank you so much Gloria for doing this! Go buy these books! They are AWSOME! Trust me! See you next time!