Meet the Authors at utopYA is a series of blog posts where we introduce you to all the amazing writers who will be in attendance at the first ever utopYA convention. Some will be on panels, some will be exhibitors, some will be keynote speakers, and all are living the dream.
We asked the authors 5 questions we wanted to know, and hope that you find them informative and entertaining. These authors were hand-picked, so you’ll definitely want to read their amazing books if you haven’t yet. Get ready, because this is only the beginning.
Meet the Author: Tammy Blackwell, the Timberwolves series
Tammy Blackwell is a Young Adult Services Coordinator for a public library system in Kentucky. When she’s not reading, writing, cataloging, or talking about books, she’s sleeping (so she’s basically sleep-deprived).
Tammy has written two incredible books in her Timberwolves series, Destiny Binds and Time Mends. If you like a love story with a twist, then this is a must-read. She does the unexpected at the end of book one, and will leave you drooling by the end of book two. Without further ado, here are her answers to our 5 Qs.
1. What’s your idea of ‘utopia’?
TB: A comfy chair, a good book, and ice cream.
2. Who influenced you to become a fabulous young adult paranormal author?
TB: Over the years many people have encouraged me to pursue my love of writing – my parents, various teachers – but my love of all things supernatural began with Stephen King and Anne Rice when I was still in middle school. And I think anyone who writes paranormal now and says they haven’t been inspired or influenced by Stephenie Meyer in the least is probably lying a little bit.
3. Paper or digital media?
TB: I read almost exclusively on my iPod, phone, and Kindle these days, despite working in a library full of physical books.
TB: Other than freaking out that no one will like it? No. Not really.
5. What do you hope to get out of UtopYA Con 2012?
TB: I can’t wait to meet the other authors, especially the ones I’ve connected to online but have yet to meet in person. I also look forward to learning more about how the others are doing what they do. Sometimes we get lost in our own little bubbles, and it’s important to break out every once in a while and get some fresh ideas. And of course, connecting with current and future fans is exciting!