Julia Crane, author of Coexist (Keegan’s Chronicles) is stopping by today so that we can all learn a little more about her.
Thanks so much, Julia. Your cover is very distinctive. Who created the cover and how did you choose that image?
Kadri Umbleja. I found her on the devinatart.com site. I searched through dozens, but kept going back to her work. The girl on the cover is my daughter. I didn’t want to use a stock photo and of course she loved the idea of being on the cover. The artist came up with the amazing background on her own. When I told her about the story she had the cover visioned in her mind within minutes. She is amazing.
I am always interested in what books other writers read as kids. What is your favorite childhood book?
As a child Harold and the Purple Crayon I loved that book. As I got older I was addicted to Nancy Drew. By the time I was thirteen I had a wall of bookshelves full of books.
I loved Harold and the Purple Crayon too! I think I still have my original copy of that book. Perhaps it inspired both of us to pick up pens (and not crayons) to create our own words through writing. What is your favorite quote about writing?
I cannot live without books. – Thomas Jefferson
So, what can we look forward to from you? What is your next project?
I’m currently working on Conflicted the second book in Keegan’s Chronicles. I hope to have it out by fall 2011.
Readers often love reading about the actual process of writing and how that differs from writer to writer. Do you have any special circumstances that help you to write – music, lighting, clothing, a certain chair, etc.?
Ideally I would like to have complete silence. I’m one of those annoying people that need quiet to concentrate. Not very easy when you have three children. I tend to write at night when everyone is asleep.
Well, good luck with that! I have three kids and I know how few and far between those “quiet” moments can be. I used to do a lot of writing after the kids were asleep too. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. And, readers, if you would like to know a little more about Julia, please check out her links below.
Website – http://juliacraneauthor.com
Amazon Kindle – http://amzn.to/mqXIcH
Barnes & Noble Nook – http://bit.ly/jz8emH
Smashwords – http://bit.ly/lfvbn8
Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/JuliaCrane2
YouTube – http://bit.ly/ko8RVP