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Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour!
It is my pleasure to feature Natasha Larry!
Natasha Larry resides in Huntsville, Alabama with her daughter and fiancé. She graduated from Tusculum College with a B.A. in History and is currently working on getting her certificate in education. Apart from writing, she is a self-proclaimed comic book nerd and urban fantasy junkie. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in publications such as Writing Edge magazine and Escaping Elsewhere. Darwin’s Children is her first work of novel length fiction.
Want to know more about her?
She has granted me an interview!
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Well, I started writing when I was a kid, but I don’t think I ever wanted to be a writer until I started this series. So, in my late twenties =)
? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer? Dozens. My favorite of which was teaching American History.
? How long does it take you to write a book? Anywhere from three weeks, to over a month, depending on whether or not I have to put any thought into it. I started Unnatural Law as soon as I finished Darwin’s Children. It took five weeks to finish it because it was piecing together a puzzle carefully. Darwin’s Children took a month, and that story just wrote itself. I miss those days…
? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? People seem to be really amazed that I don’t use an outline, but I ‘d have to go with sharpie markers. My publisher is rightfully appalled by the fact that I write my first draft in sharpie. It’s the pretty colors I think…
? Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write? Coffee, a good graphic novel, a can of markers and a nice journal. Music doesn’t hurt either.
? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters? People in my everyday life mostly. I tweaked personalities, and added some characteristics from some of my favorite superheroes, but mostly my friends and family serve as the inspiration for my characters. I can’t think of anything more inspiring than the people in my life. As for ideas, they either fall into my head or come to me from my characters, I know that sounds weird. =)
? How do you decide what you want to write about? Hmmm, I don’t think I really decide what I’m going to write about. Young adult-Paranormal fiction is the last genre I expected to be writing in, so I’ve decided none of this is really up to me.
? What books have most influenced your life? There are so many. Kingdom Come, Frank Miller’s Batman series, and anything by Judy Blume. Oh, and my favorite book as a kid was Where the Wild Things Are. I actually still love that book. “Oh, please don’t go! We’ll eat you up! We love you so..”
? What is the first book you remember reading by yourself? A short story collection by Edgar Allen Poe. That was when I was seven or something? Eight? Eh, I don’t remember how old I was.
? What are you reading right now? Burned by Ellen Hopkins
? What do you like to do when you are not writing? Well, I have a three year old that is not yet in school, so I do a lot of running around like a crazy person. I love hanging out with the kid though, she’s very awesome.
? What is your favorite comfort food? Gummy bears.
? What do you think makes a good story? Yesh, hard one. I think that the best stories challenge the reader in some way: challenge your sense of morality, challenge how you define love or something to that effect. I also love a story with memorable quotes.
? Who would you consider your favorite author and why? Another hard one. Judy Blume is the author that instilled a love of reading in me, so I have to say her. Overall, though, I’d go with Frank Miller.
? What book, if any, do you read over and over again? Batman: Year One
Fun random questions:
- dogs or cats? Dogs. I think cats are kind of evil.
- Coffee or tea? Coffee please!
- Dark or milk chocolate? Milk chocolate
- Rocks or flowers? LoL, this question threw me off a bit. Um, rocks!
- Night or day? Night
- Favorite color? Blue
- Crayons or markers? Markers
- Pens or pencils? Pens