Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Wendy Higgins! Wendy is the author of Sweet Evil.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Wendy: I began writing stories in Kindergarten. Reading and writing were my hobbies growing up, though there wasn’t a whole lot of YA when I was a teen. Neither of my parents were big readers, so they probably thought I was a bit of a strange recluse child, but they both encouraged my writing.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Wendy: I honestly don’t know! Prior to Sweet Evil I wrote contemporary stories, chiclit and stuff like that. The whole paranormal thing came out of nowhere, and it was actually very difficult for me. I kept forgetting about my MC’s abilities, and I had to add a lot of detail during revisions.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Wendy: Oooh, fun…I would have healing powers like Lissa from Vampire Academy, only without all the crazy side-effects. I have several people I love who are sick with rare diseases and they live with daily discomfort. One is my sister-in-law. I’d love to take that pain from her.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Wendy: Oh, gosh, let me see. I’m hoping readers will enjoy the romantic tension with the hott drummer, Kaidan Rowe, and feel a bond akin to friendship with the MC, Anna.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Wendy: Probably Ben Barnes for Kaidan - I’d love a ‘real’ English guy for his role, but he’s got to have some killer blue eyes. For Anna it needs to be an innocent little blonde, like Spencer Locke a few years ago.
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.
Anna, a tender-hearted southern girl, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
A cross-country trip forces Anna and Kai to face the reality that hope and love are not options for their kind. When it's time for Anna to confront her demons, will she choose to embrace her halo or her horns?
Thank you Wendy for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Wendy Higgins and her books, please visit her website.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Q+A with Wendy Higgins (Sweet Evil)
Labels: author interview, books for teens, fallen angels, Paranormal authors, sweet evil, wendy higgins, young adult
E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.