My latest YA novel, Radiant, releases on February 12! Today's the last fun fact about the book that I'm posting before the launch.
Basically, a few years ago, I had started writing one of my other books, Seranfyll, but after getting about 20 pages into it, I ran out of ideas and set it aside.
In the meantime, two things happened: 1) The deluge of paranormal YA novels started hitting the shelves and 2) I had to do some research and came across several unrelated science articles. Some of the articles were about health and others were about comets or cells, etc.
I can't remember where the possession idea came from, but after reading those science articles, I started wondering what it would be like if someone had nearly died and was possessed by something that wasn't a ghost or an alien? And inspired by the paranormal romance deluge (which, to be honest, I haven't read much of yet), I wondered what it would be like to write a love story with this concept.
I don't normally read or write romances (I've read only two all the way through), so this was completely new territory for me and I had to use my imagination a lot more than I did on any of my other stories. And I didn't exactly know what would be possessing Carter when I first started writing, let alone what these things would be called. But I had an idea of what their functions were (because of the science articles), and that's what I started with.
That's it for the fun facts of Radiant! The book goes live in a couple days. Hope everyone will check it out!