|THE MURDER COMPLEX|
A: Hands down, THE MURDER COMPLEX. I wrote it in 2 weeks after I had surgery and read all of The Hunger Games (for the 3rd time) and Divergent (for the 2nd time). I said "dang....I want to write a book like these with my own dark twist!!" So I wrote..and wrote and wrote. And then it was a book, and then my agent sold it to HarperCollins, my dream pub! And all because Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth made me want to be as bad-A as they are at writing.
Q: Who is your favorite character you have written or read about? Is this even a question?! Clearly, it's Katniss Everdeen. CLEARLY. ***braids hair off to side***shoots arrow at an apple in a pig's mouth***
Q: In high school, where did you fall? (Prom Queen/King, Gamer Geek, Brainy/Book Nerd, Jock, Shy/Quiet Scholar, Skate Rat, Stoner, Class Clown, etc.)
A: I was that girl that was everywhere and was sort of hyper crazy all the time. You could classify me as...Skate Rat/Surfer Chick/Choir Queen/Only female on the male ice hockey team/crazy hair-girl/always had a Harry Potter book in her hands.
Q: What is one thing you would like your readers to know about you?
A: I never went to college because of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I'm sick all the time, and I have zero energy- That's why I write! Because writing allows me to do the impossible! Just because you have trials and hardships...it doesn't mean you have to give up your dreams! Sometimes it just means finding a new one that works for the time you're in! :)
Q: Why do you write for Young Adults?
A: I write YA because it's freakin' awesome. Seriously---when you're a teen, everything is a huge deal. And no offense, adult novelists, but...I don't want to write about paying taxes and raising children and what new dish cleaning soap was on the shelves at the grocery store that day. I want to write about hot guys, and fierce girls with weapons, and people beating each other up, and...
Thank you for your time, Lindsay! We look forward to seeing you at the festival.
Read more about Lindsay Cummings at her website.