Emily Interviews Marissa Meyer

~post by Emily

“Marissa Meyer is the author of Cinder, a sci-fi twist on the Cinderella story.

Emily: Which of your characters do you think you’re most like?

Marissa Meyer: Peony because we both daydream a lot.

E: Where did you get the idea for Cinder?

MM: I entered a writing contest for a Sailor Moon fanfiction. I then took the story I wrote and developed it into a novel.

E: How is it being a debut author in the YA lit scene, and what’s your favorite part?

MM: It’s awesome. The other YA authors are really nice, and it’s a great community.

E: Did you plan on making Cinder into a series?

MM: I knew I wanted to write four books, but wanted there to be little crossover between them. As I wrote, they just came together into a series.

E: Why did you decide on the four fairytale characters the books are about?

MM: I started with a list of about 15 characters, and as I wrote, those four characters’ stories just fit together.

E: What is your favorite genre to read?

MM: I enjoy all young adult books.

E: What is Scarlet like as a character?

MM: She’s feisty, hot-tempered, makes rash decisions, and doesn’t think things through.”