Emily White is a twenty-eight year old writer, happily married with two boys. Her debut novel, ELEMENTAL, is a sci-fi book about seventeen-year-old Ella being published May 1st by Spencer Hill Press. Her favorite color is pink--not magenta, a "pretty" pink.
How Leslie and I came to meet her:
Leslie and I discovered her blog a few months ago, and we emailed her asking if she wanted some YA input on ELEMENTAL before it was coming out that June (this was before she got the offer by SHP). So, she send us the ARC's (Advanced Reader Copies), and Leslie and I absolutely loved it. We were planning on reviewing it right when we started the blog, but then the offer from SHP came, and she informed us that the decision is no longer up to her for us to review it. Mrs. White said that we would have a chance at being the first to review it if we got our follower level up a lot higher (as in we would need at least a hundred followers) and that SHP probably wouldn't be allowing anyone to review it until at least just a few months before May 1st.
Ella can manipulate the elements, and though she's never outright called an elemental in the book, that's essentially what she is. Plus, she's a little crazy and I like the play on the title--Ella mental. :)
Between my first first draft, my second first draft where I decided to change the whole thing to first person and ended up rewriting all of it from scratch, and edits I worked on this book for almost three years.
There are a few. I've got a paranormal book that's in the middle of edits, a hard sci-fi that's still in first draft stage, and the sequel to Elemental that's also in first draft stage.
Kate is great! She's so easy to work with and fun to talk to. I've never actually met her in person, but will be doing that at Pi-Con in .
Seventeen-year-old Ella may be able to control a few elements, but not the monster inside her.
Just the first draft stage, I'm afraid. After I finish the edits my editor has sent me for Elemental, I'll be able to work on Elemental #2.
Push yourself. Try harder. Always improve. When I was in school, I was always better at writing than everyone else in my class, so I allowed myself to stay at that stagnant level. My standard of talent was based on how good I was compared to people who didn't have a passion for writing. When I graduated from college and started socializing with other writers, I realized how much I still needed to learn. I'd wasted so many years thinking I was "good enough" when I wasn't even close. When I finally realized that I could always improve, that's when my writing started looking like something other than gibberish.
Well, thanks for letting me interview you!
My blog : www.emilytwhite.blogspot.com
Victoria Caswell's blog: http://viccaswell.blogspot.com/
SHP's website: http://www.site.spencerhillpress.com/
Well, followers, that was RWR's first interview! Leslie and I love suggestions, so tell us (either by email or in the comments) who else you want us to interview/have guest post!!!~Elizabeth