YA Author of FERAL – Holly Schindler – Talks Cats, Creepiness, and Spills Writing Secrets

I love creepy books! Here’s one that sounds absolutely creeptastic. Check out this interview with Holly Schindler, author of FERAL, at Kerri Maniscalco’s blog (Kerri is pretty awesome, too!)

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Bella getting possessive of FERAL.

As promised in yesterday’s review, I’ve got a nice little treat for you today… Please help me (and Bella) warmly welcome YA Author, Holly Schindler, to our little corner of the interwebs with her fun interview!

Were there times when you were writing FERAL that you found yourself afraid of unexpected noises, or checking over your shoulder for stray cats or creatures lurking near the edge of the woods?

It’s funny—I didn’t.  But my experience with FERAL is quite different than my readers’.  Anyone who picks up the book dives straight into full-blown creepiness (think jumping cannonball style into an ice-cold swimming pool).  For me, the creepiness was more gradual (think edging your way into chilly water slowly, bit by bit).

The book actually started out as an MG mystery, believe it or not.  (When I started revising, the book started getting darker and drifting…

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