Veronica: I live in Southern California with my husband and kids. I write stories about young adults to live vicariously through my characters. Except my heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives — and they are always way hotter.
Veronica: Something Witchy This Way Comes is about a young witch caught between two warring covens with no idea which side to trust. The only person she knows she can depend on is a bad-boy who’s too tempting to resist.
Veronica: I wrote a lot as a kid. Then I got distracted by boys — and life in general. About four years ago, I thought of a fantastic vampire story — for grownups. Turns out, it wasn’t as unique as I thought. And I had a lot to learn about writing a novel. Six novels later, it’s still in my closet, where it might stay forever. It needs some work!
Veronica: My mom writes, but she hasn’t had anything published… yet. In fact, she usually edits my first drafts for me.
Veronica: I like having my FaceBook Scrabble open. I take occasional breaks to play — more often than I should. I’m a Scrabble junkie. And I like music playing in the background. If I have those two things, a comfortable chair and my laptop, I’m all set for hours.
Veronica: Oh, everything! I love the innocence and inexperience of young adults. They have an entirely different set of problems — no kids (usually), no mortgage payments. Just their whole future ahead of them and all these amazing things to look forward to.
Veronica: I don’t do dystopia at all. I also don’t care for historical either. That said, I have a YA novella coming out in December set in the 14th century England. But it’s a prequel for a series set in present day. I’ll very likely dabble in contemporary adult romance in the future now and then, but I’ll mostly stick with YA. It’s my favorite thing to read and therefore, my favorite thing to write.
Veronica: Oh, yes! When I’m writing, I eat, sleep and breathe the lives of my characters. They don’t interfere with my sleep (I usually sleep so little that when I finally close my eyes, I practically slip into a coma and nothing disturbs me) but they stalk me during the day and hijack me at every turn.
Veronica: I can imagine how many authors fantasize about this sort of thing. I’m no different! I like Louis Hunter (The Secret Circle. Now that they killed him off, he’s probably available) as Hayden. I’d love to see Chase Crawford (Gossip Girl) play Chait. I could totally see Dianna Agron (Glee) playing Tessa. She’d be perfect! Meaghan Martin might work too.
Veronica: My hubby took me out to dinner and told me how proud he was of me. Aaaaw!
Veronica: I have a novella coming out later this month. It’s a Cinderella spin with vampires and werewolves. Next month the prequel (a novella) to my YA shape shifter series comes out, followed a month later with the first book in that series. I’m really excited about that series. The two novellas will be 99 cent ebooks.
Veronica: I’m all over! My Twitter name is @veronicablade. You can find me on FaceBook as Veronica Blade and my website is www.VeronicaBlade.com. I’m also under the same name at Goodreads and Shelfari.
Veronica: Yes, what do you consider is the greatest teen love story ever and why? I’d love to know.
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