Questions for Casey
Writers and Wallflowers is excited to have its first interview with 16-year-old Casey Millette, author of Cursed the Hunter Inside! This book is going to be epic!
- What advice do you have for other young writers?
Find a “flow time.” Set aside 1-2-3 hours every day and get the job done. Every. Single. Day. You`ll be amazed at how effective setting a goal for yourself is. If you`re a night owl, work until midnight; if you`re a morning person, be like me and get up at 4. Anything is possible as long as you work hard enough. In a world dominated by school, work, friends, and family, it can be incredibly difficult to find time to write, so make it!
- If you went to Hogwarts, what house would you be in?
Gryffindor. Hands down. I`m comfortable with called myself a brave person, willing to make risks, but that can often come back to bite me in end.
- What is the first book that made you cry?
It takes a lot to make me cry. When I do release the water works, it`s more commonly over the death over a treasured animal rather than a person! I`m going to have to say Where the Red Ferns Grow.
- What is your biggest distraction when writing?
Sometimes the internet, but mostly my slightly demonic cat.
- Tell us 3 things about yourself people might not know.
I`m a blackbelt Taekwondo instructor with my own school, I`m passionate about playing cello, and one of my biggest goals in life is to climb Mt. Everest!
- How did you come up with the title for your debut novel, Cursed: The Hunter Inside?
The story came first. Afterward, I took major keywords from the work, as well as assessing what the characters were doing specifically to each book. Having finished the Cursed series finished definitely helped, as I knew the book`s core and what separated the series from other fantasies. I knew the title had to stand out!
Cursed the Hunter Inside from the Parliament House is available March 27th wherever books are sold!