1. Tell us something about yourself. How it started your passion for books, for written?
Well ... my name is Emi and I write Young Adult novels. My passion for writing began in 2009 when I started writing romance novels for adults, but the idea to write one for teens came a couple years later and tada! After Dark came of that!
2. What inspired you to write this book?
One day I was thinking about how my life and career has changed over time, but what if I could never change my career and worse, had to decide what I'd be for the rest of my life when I turned 19 -- 1 year after i'd become an adult (officially).
3. Music is part of your inspiration?
Would you believe I don't listen to music when I write? Crazy, huh?
4. See the world through new eyes since you become a writer?
Absolutely! Actually, now that I write, everything I experience is a potential source of detail for a scene, a character ... everything!
5. What was the think of the first person who read your book?
She loved it!
6. If in real life you could choose to be one of the fantasy characters, what would it be? Why?
Shapeshifter. I'm a little obsessed with shapeshifters actually. :)
7. Got any other passion besides writing?
I wish! If I had another hobby, MAYBE I could stop thinking about writing a little. But it doesn't happen.
8. What advice would you give writers who are starting out?
Write, write and write more and while writing, get a group to critique you - not just any group - but a group that understands writing, storytelling and logic.
9. A message to readers from Romania:
Thank you SO much for being excited about After Dark!
What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her.
In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.
She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.
Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists—which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.
In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.
About the Author
Emi Gayle just wants to be young again. She lives vicariously through her youthful characters, while simultaneously acting as chief-Mom to her teenaged son and searching for a way to keep her two daughters from ever reaching the dreaded teen years.
Ironically, those years were some of Emi's favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she's still in love with him to this day. She'll never forget what it was like to fall in love at such a young age — emotions she wants everyone to feel.
Source about the author: Goodreads - Emi Gayle