Hello everyone! Today I have a super special post put together by Michelle at Simon and Schuster Canada. Below you will find a brief interview I did with the amazing Michelle Hodkin, author of the Evolution of Mara Dyer.
If you haven't check out my review of the highly anticipated sequel, go HERE!!
How did you come up with the idea for Mara's story?
The short answer is that it was inspired by true events; I met a teenage girl in 2008 who inspired the main character. The longer answer is here.
Are you working on any other side projects that we should be looking forward to in the future?
Right now, I'm hard at work on The Retribution of Mara Dyer, the third book in the series; but I can't help but sneak in some writing time on another book I've been tinkering with. It's a total secret right now, so all I can say is: It's YA.
Who's was your favourite character that you created for the series? Why?
I truly and honestly enjoy writing all of them. I have a blast writing Daniel and Joseph for reasons completely unrelated to the actual books, and Mara, Noah, and Jamie are all interesting to write about in their own ways. Jamie's dialogue practically writes itself, Mara tends to be the most complicated, because of reasons that become apparent by the end of the first book, and Noah is the most surprising (and therefore tricky). His thoughts rarely match up with his external reactions, which readers will see when they read The Evolution; a slice of it is written from his point of view!
I grew up in South Florida, went to college in New York, and attended law school in Michigan. When I'm not writing, I can usually be found prying strange objects from the jaws of one of my three pets. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was my first novel.