Ivy Devlin is the author of Low Red Moon, a new YA paranormal murder mystery. She's graciously taken time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions for us. Check out my review of Low Red Moon below this post!
What gave you the original idea for Low Red Moon? Do you feel that Avery and Ben's story is complete or will there be a sequel?
I was inspired by Little Red Riding Hood! I thought "What if...?" and just went from there :-) As for Ben and Avery, I hope there's more to their story...
The YA market seems to be saturated with paranormal romance. Did you ever think about that while you were writing? What do you think sets Low Red Moon apart from all the other paranormal romance out there?
I agree that YA and paranormal seem to go hand in hand these days, but I didn't think about that when I wrote Low Red Moon--it was a story I felt I had to tell!
As far as what makes Low Red Moon different, I've been told my werewolves are very different! But more than that, I think what Avery goes through, and how she gets through it, is different. Not knowing a lot about YA paranormal, I didn't think of "rules" to follow or anything like that.
Name five of your favorite paranormal books and your 5 favorite paranormal boys.
I actually haven't read much YA paranormal, but I'm fond of Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Blood series, which I think is a very cool take on vampires, and I like Cassandra Clare's books a lot as well.
If you had to choose one song to describe Low Red Moon, what would it be?
Low Red Moon by Belly, of course! (It's what gave me the title!)
If you could bring one of your characters to life, which one would it be and what would you do?
I don't think I want to bring any of them to life, actually--they're all pretty complicated and I like to take things nice and easy :-)
What are you working on now? What can we expect from you next?
I've got a few things rattling around....
In your opinion, what's the easiest and hardest thing about writing paranormal?
I think it's all easy in the beginning--and then really hard when you have to start tearing up what you wrote and rewriting it. (Does that make sense?)
What advice do you have for aspiring writers, particularly those writing paranormal?
Go for it!