Lauren writes YA fiction! 🙂
This blog tag was started by a writer friend of mine, Allison the Writer. It’s specifically aimed at MG/YA writers, published and unpublished alike, and since I fall into the latter category and the questions looked awesome, I decided to give it a try!
1. Who are your favorite authors, and do they influence your writing?
I have a dozen different favorites, and I think they do all influence my writing in one way or another. The best authors I remember reading first are Tolkien and Brian Jacques, along with historical fiction writers such as Constance Savery and Meriol Trevor.
The historical fiction writers pretty much dictate how my own historical fiction (War of the Roses) is going to go. The very personal aspect they lend to their books—not so much focusing on the event, but on the characters and the characters’ associations with each other during the event—is what I want…
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