A must-read for fantasy world lovers, and if I may be so bold, for Mortal Instruments fans too…
By Lyla Oweds
- What is on your nightstand?
A mermaid coaster (I love anything fairy and mermaid), my antique table-lamp, my phone charger, and my kindle. Most nights also I have a cup of coffee, since caffeine doesn’t keep me awake at all.
- What author would you totally fan?
I fangirl over so many authors, but some of my favorites are Ilona Andrews and Tamora Pierce. I pretty much one-click all their releases.
- What makes you cringe?
Unrealistic reactions of abusive situations and trauma in books. As someone who writes characters who suffer from severe PTSD and anxiety issues (namely, my main character, Bianca), and as someone who personally has both, I find it offensive (more than annoying) when a main character suffers zero realistic aftermath to traumatic events.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I do a mixture of both. I’ve plotted out the major plot points for The Grimm Cases and it’s 18 books way before I started writing. However, sometimes something new does throw itself in for the ride.
- Is there a word you love to use?
Flickered. It’s on my to-avoid list now. J