” People ask me, ‘Why angels? Why paranormal? Why teens?’ In the beginning, I’m not sure I knew I was starting down any of those twisted paths – paths that now seem so familiar to me that they are downright comforting. In the beginning, I was just writing about love. “


” Before ‘Fallen,’ I’d written love stories and more love stories. I’d fallen in love with love stories – but they were also beginning to feel just a little bit too insular, too small. “


” Occasionally I volunteer in the kitchen of a pop-up supper club in L.A., which I really love. It’s like being a line cook in a great restaurant for one night at a time. “


” At some point, I fell in love. Shortly thereafter, I got my heart broken. Sniff, sniff. And I realized at a young age – no matter what any adult literary critic would have us believe about female strength and autonomy – there is no test to strength of character like love. “


” I don’t write about love because it makes for easy, passive heroes. I write about how love makes my characters more autonomous, more self-possessed, more opinionated and powerful. I write about characters who pursue relationships that make them the people they want to become. I write about love as a superpower. “


” It’s worth pointing out that no one faults a male protagonist for falling in love. What is it about a boy needing a girl that seems to round out his character, while a girl needing a boy can be dismissed as pathetic? “


” I believe love’s grip transcends gender. It transcends everything short of a very few primal needs like hunger, thirst, a need for oxygen. “


” Olivia Hussey from Zefferelli’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ makes the intense vulnerability of true love look magnificent. “


” Steve McQueen from ‘The Getaway’ is tough and independent. He can be diffident but is unabashed when it comes to love. And he’s undeniably sexy. “


” I tend to write some, then outline some, then delete some, then go back and rewrite some. I love revising and hate first drafts. I have to wear bedroom slippers. My current favorites come from the Zetter Hotel in London. They have little tobacco pipes on the toes. “



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Occasionally I volunteer in the kitchen of a pop-up supper club in L.A., which I really love. It
At some point, I fell in love. Shortly thereafter, I got my heart broken. Sniff, sniff. And I realized at a young age - no matter what any adult literary critic would have us believe about female strength and autonomy - there is no test to strength of character like love.
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I believe love
Olivia Hussey from Zefferelli
Steve McQueen from
I tend to write some, then outline some, then delete some, then go back and rewrite some. I love revising and hate first drafts. I have to wear bedroom slippers. My current favorites come from the Zetter Hotel in London. They have little tobacco pipes on the toes.

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