The YA Spring Fling is still going strong and there’s plenty of time to enter the giveaway. Want to know what you might win? Well, keep reading to learn a little more about one of the authors, H.S. Stone.
What’s your favorite thing about spring?
The fact that it’s not winter anymore! Cold weather and I don’t get along very well.
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
I love coming up with new story ideas. I’ve been inspired by dreams, books that I read, or just from taking a walk. Whenever a good idea hits me, I write it down in a notebook. As a result, I can’t wait to finish my current manuscript because there are so many new ideas beckoning me!
What’s the worst thing about being a writer?
For me, the revision process is the most painful part of creating a book. After the first draft, I’ll go over my manuscript several times before sending it to an editor, and by then, I’m usually sick of reading my story.
Tell us more about your books.
I write young adult speculative fiction. About half of my books can be classified as dystopian or post-apocalyptic, while the remaining ones fall in the realm of science fiction or fantasy.
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee, but I also like tea. I like coffee-flavored anything: ice cream, cake, candy, etc.
Plotter or Pantser?
I used to be a plotter, but now I’m somewhere in between. I start out each story by writing an outline, and while I try to follow it when I write the first draft, the characters invariably lead me in a different direction. I then revise the outline to match and continue with the draft, iterating when needed until I’ve completed the story.
Are there any books involved in the YA Spring Fling that you’re secretly lusting after?
Oh yes, there are several! But since I’m secretly lusting after them, I won’t reveal which ones. I think there are lots of great books being offered, and I’m grateful to be part of it.
What are your top tips for surviving a bad review?
Remember that everyone has an opinion, and even the best books aren’t for everyone. Re-read your positive reviews to remind yourself that there are readers who enjoyed what you wrote.
What are your top tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse?
Zombieland provided some very useful tips, so I’ll refer to that list: http://www.zombielandrules.com/.
Remember the double tap.
Where can readers find your books?
You can find a full list of my books from my website with links to the retailers that carry them: