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February 16, 2015

Interview with Gwen Selix

by Heather Kirchhoff

What made you decide to start writing? Was this something you always thought you’d do?  

I have been writing since I was very small. Something about it just drew me in, from the time I read my first novel at age 3 I just knew I had to become a part of the great world of writers. I always hoped I would be a writer I often felt it slipping away and for a really long time it did. But a few years ago it just came slamming back to me and I haven't stopped since. 

How do you come up with your characters or story ideas?

My story ideas just come to me I can be looking out the window and get an idea, My favorite though is when I hear a line of a song and a whole story will come to me there is something magical about when that happens. 

The characters I write them as they come out to play which they often do. The ones from Shadows of Pandora my first novel came to me in a dream and I know that is like the normal way that they come but something about these ones were different I just knew they had to be written about and now they are out there for all to enjoy.

How do you get inspired to write? 

Music big time I have to have music on when I am writing it just kicks it into gear for me. I also have to read a lot the more I read the better I feel my writing gets.

What do you do while having writers block?

I usually read a lot or watch TV and often game as well. I am a huge nerd so pretty much anything nerdy I love to do when I can't get the words out.

Shadows of Pandora
What kind of stories do you write?

I write YA, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, YA Romance, Suspense, and Thriller.

Who are your favorite authors?

I have several but if I had to pick 4 I would say F.Scott Fitzgerald, J,K, Rowling (she is my hero) Shelly Crane, and Mary Higgins Clark .

How long have you been writing?

I have been writing since I was about 6 years old but creating stories for as long as I can remember. I have always loved getting lost in my imagination.

What are your stories about?

Premonition is book 2 in the Evermore Trilogy it picks up right where Shadows of Pandora leaves off. House on the Hill is a YA/ Dark Fantasy novel that shows that there can be good to counter the evil in this world and Hunted and Captured is about a young Detective in a small town who is about to meet her first serial killer #PuzzleKiller.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently focusing on finishing House on the Hill. Premonition and Hunted and Captured are also being written when I hit writers block for House on the Hill.

What do you do when not writing?

When I am not writing or reading I love to spend time with my sister and best friend author Emma Lynn and time with my amazing husband Josh life without them would suck.

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About the Author

I am a  twenty-seven-year-old lady from the United States, but dreams of living in London, Paris, or NYC.
I have been dreaming of being a writer since I was a small child. I picked up my first novel when I was 3 years old and I have been reading since. I knew from time I read my first Boxcar Children book that I wanted to be a writer. I wrote Poetry in Hig School and on several occasions had it published. When I was a Senior I told my parents I wanted to be a writer, but I was told it was dying art and that I should just give up and pick something more practical. I went to college and studied ASL *American Sign Language.*,  It wasn’t until 2011 when my Grandmother got sick that I started writing again. I started off with a Harry Potter Fanfiction and I wrote under Gwen Malfoy. It was after a lot of support from my Husband and best friend that I started writing again. Once I did I knew I was picking the right choice for my life.

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