I had the opportunity to do an interview with author Katie Zaber this month, and I wanted to share it here too. Go check her out at http://zaberbooks.com and check back here for an interview with her this coming week!
Tell me about yourself. What inspired you to write?
I didn’t start speaking for an abnormally long time after I should have according to all the developmental books. My mom says it was because I was just listening, and while it was much more likely because of some pretty intense anxiety, she wasn’t necessarily wrong: I was listening too. I’ve always enjoyed observing the world and the people in it, figuring out why things are how they are and making up reasons when there wasn’t an answer. That’s where stories come in—the intersection of “why,” “I don’t know,” and “what if?” I found that I liked telling stories, but that whole being quiet thing ended up counter to ever being listened to, so writing became the best way to express myself without being interrupted. See, you just read this whole paragraph, didn’t you?
I turned to fantasy fairly early and…
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