|Melanie Jacobson, author|
Photo: courtesy Melanie Jacobson
Please welcome Melanie Jacobson, author of Not My Type, a super fun book about romance, being a writer, and understanding yourself. You can read my review here, and don't forget to try out the Rosemary Cracked Pepper Bread!
Christy: Pepper is such a fun character. Is she based on someone you know in real life?
Melanie: Pepper is pretty much made up out of thin air, I think. She's one of my favorite characters, and she came to me out of nowhere, but she was so fun to write. I basically had to think of who would go on a crazy series of Internet dates, and why she would do it, and then Pepper appeared.
Christy: What is your favorite scene in Not My Type?
Melanie: I love it when Tanner drives Pepper to the temple and freaks her out.
Christy: What advice would you give authors who are just starting on their journey to publication?
Melanie: Read so much in your genre and go to every writing conference you can. You'll learn so much from those two things.
Christy: Great advice. Can you share with us any projects or books that you are working on?
Melanie: I have a brand new book coming out this month called SMART MOVE, about a redhead with a temper to match, and I'm about to turn in a contemporary young adult novel to my agent soon.
Christy: What do you eat while you are writing/reading?
Melanie: EVERYTHING. But it's about even amounts of raw almonds and Sees candies, a custom mix I reward myself with when I meet my daily writing goal.
Christy: Sounds like my kind of snack! Thanks so much for the interview, and happy writing.