BOOK TOUR INTERVIEW: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
by Wendy Higgins
The Sweet Trilogy, Book One
Embrace the Forbidden…
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt 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 Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi Carrie! Thanks for having me on your blog today. Okay, a little about me...I’ve always loved to read and write fiction, I’m a former high school English teacher, but I now stay home with my 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter and write full time. I’m living my dream job!
2. What made you want to become a writer?
Writing is always something I’ve done for fun. So the thought of doing what I love, sharing it with others, and actually getting paid for it? That was always the big dream, but I honestly never believed it would happen.
3. Who or what gives you inspiration?
Life. The love I see every day from my family and friends. The hope I see in children. Stories about people who take chances and defy the odds. And my spirituality.
4. Girls have responded very well to Kaidan--did you know that he'd be a hit?
Well, he was a huge hit in my own imagination, so I could only hope that other people would enjoy similar things as me!
5. What's the hardest part of being a writer?
Balancing time, and finding time in general. It’s hard because I can only write when I’m alone and it’s quiet, and I rarely have time without my children, so finding time can be tricky. But when it comes to the actual craft of writing, plotting is hardest for me.
6. What do you need around you to write (special drink, lucky items, etc)?
I need to be really comfortable (usually sitting up on my bed, with pillows propped around me). Quiet comfort.
7. What are some of your favorite books?
I love the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout, and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Karma Bites by Nyrae Dawn is really fun.
8. Are your characters based on anyone you know?
Nope. I’m sure there are similarities, since writers draw from what we know, but nothing intentional.
9. What, if anything, are you working on right now?
Nothing at the moment, unfortunately. Summer is so crazy. I’ve been doing a lot of beta reading for critique partners. My next writing project is to revise my Irish story, SEE ME. And this fall I plan to start the third and final Sweet book! Eep!
10. Why do you love writing?
Oh gosh...anything can happen when you write. It’s like your heart and mind get to run wild and play without boundaries. Some people create with their hands, but I create with my mind. I find major comfort expressing myself in words. Imagination is magic.
About the Author￼
After earning a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy.
Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.