How did you come up with the idea for INCARNATE?
The answer to this question really depends on my mood. Sometimes a ferret whispered the story into my ear at night until I had to write the book or go mad. Sometimes the story happened to me in a past life and, when I couldn’t get the story published as a memoir, I went for YA fiction. Sometimes I was knitting a sock and saw the story in a few strangely placed strands of yarn.
What music did you listen to while writing INCARNATE?
When INCARNATE begins, Dossam, a musician, hasn’t written music in a lifetime. Without music, the thing he loves most of all, life — especially multiple lives — seems meaningless. But when he meets Ana and hears music again for the first time in almost a hundred years, his life begins to change. As their relationship blossoms from cautious friendship to passionate romance, so does his music.
The playlist is missing a couple of songs since Spotify doesn’t currently have them. You should mentally add OneRepublic’s “Hearing Voices” as the third song, and Snow Patrol’s “In The End” as the second to last song.
I read that Ana wasn’t her original name. Why did you change it?
Great question! Ana began life as Erin, but after selling the trilogy and discussing different aspects of the worldbuilding with my editor, we decided to make the change so her name would fit better with the society of Range. You can read more about that change here, on my blog.
I’m a reviewer/blogger/something you haven’t thought of yet and I’d love a review copy of your book. Will you send me one?
I’m afraid I can’t. I get so many requests that my personal blanket policy is to say no, because I really just don’t have the books or funds. If you’re looking for an ARC (advance reader copy) of a book that’s not out yet, you’ll have better luck asking my publisher or checking on NetGalley. If you’re looking for a book that is out . . . the way I make money to write more books is by selling books.
But keep an eye on my Twitter stream. Whenever I notice someone having a giveaway for my book, I always RT it.
Is INCARNATE part of a series? When will the next one come out? What is it called?
Will we learn more about sylph/dragons/reincarnation/Janan/other worldbuilding things in the sequels?
Absolutely. As Ana learns more about the world she was born into, so does the reader. You’re going to discover a lot in the next two books!
I heard the other books are already written. Why does it take so long for the sequel to come out?
It isn’t to torture you, I promise. Publishing has to follow a schedule in order to get all the books out on time. Plus, we’re using that time between books to edit and polish so the books are top condition by the time they get to the bookstore.
Will you write more books in the INCARNATE world?
Not right now. I have a couple of ideas, but I don’t know if I will write them. I have lots of ideas for stories in other worlds I’d like to write, too!