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- Secrets of Cicada: An Interview with Belle Whittington
- 2013 Summer Author Blitz Interview on Authors on the Air Part 1
- 2013 Summer Author Blitz Interview on Authors on the Air Part 2
- 2014 "The Librarian" Chats With Indie Author Belle Whittington
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ. Is it possible to book Belle for an event?
A. Absolutely! Check out the “Eventss” page for more information.
Q. Is Belle available for interviews on my blog or website?
A. Belle loves interviews. Just send her an email with “Interview Request” in the subject line to email@example.com. Include a link to your blog or website. She’ll respond as soon as possible.
Q. What inspired you to write Cicada?
A. There’s not any one thing that inspired me to write Cicada. I find inspiration in everything around me, and there are a lot of cumulative memories of inspiration from over the years that all culminated in this YA Paranormal Sci- Fi trilogy! However, I will say that I did include a lot of actual places from the town in which Cicada is set.
For instance, I pass a ranch on my way home every day (and sometimes night! ), and out in the middle of one of the grassy fields is a small forest of trees with a dense wall of tightly grown underbrush. For years, I’ve imagined that something very mysterious was going on inside that forest, and sometimes at night I’d get creeped out while driving by it! Now readers can get a feel for that forest by reading about the “haunted forest” in Cicada! I also get a lot of inspiration from music. Check out my inspiration playlists on my YouTube channel.
Q. What is the setting of Cicada?
A. A small, inconsequential, southeast Texas town called Willis.
Q. What books/authors inspired you to become a writer?
A. I’m not even sure I can answer this question, because I don’t have any one favourite! Of course I love Jane Austen! Who doesn’t? Getting past that, there are so many others! For instance, Suzanne Collins rocked my world with her Hunger Games trilogy! After I finished Mocking Jay, the characters stayed with me night and day until I picked the trilogy up and reread it!
Then there’s Beth Revis and her awesome Across the Universe series! I was completely engrossed with the first two books, and I cannot wait for the next one! Not only are her characters compelling, but the world she created aboard Godspeed is unique and fresh.
Likewise, Amy Kathleen Ryan’s Glow was enthralling. The twist in her story literally caused me to gasp out loud when I read it! I’m looking forward to reading the sequel to her novel! It goes without saying that I love J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series! I still wish I could have gone to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! As you can see, I could go on and on… so many terrific authors, so little time! And, just about with every book I read, I add another favorite author to my list!