I just looked at Lisa B.'s blog and realized I didn't answer all the questions. Apparently this is why I never do well on standardized tests. I just . . . you know . . . forget to read all the questions.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I've been messing around with this one in one form or another for a long time. Fits and starts, people. Fits and starts.
8. What other books would you compare this to within your genre?
I don't know. I can't remember the last time I read a true YA mystery. My book is kind of dark, though--like all those books written by depressed Scandinavians. For the record, I would be depressed if I had to live in Scandinavia, too.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Well, living in the Avenues (for reasons you shall see) provided a big push start.
10. What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
An awesome cover. Do you hear that, future editor? I want this book to have an awesome cover, possibly (in complete defiance of Radagast's wishes) featuring witches and/or trolls, even though witches and/or trolls are not involved.
Also, I think we should tag Radagast, don't you?