Tell us about your publishing journey…
What’s your favourite part of being an author? Getting messages and tweets from the readers.
What’s the worst part of being an author?
For me, it’s second-guessing myself. I’ll fall into a pattern of re-writing the same scene over and over again.
Who is your favourite YA author and why?
V.C. Andrews, because her books inspired me to become an author.
What was the best advice you’ve been given about writing?
Ignore the rejection letters.
If you had a time machine, what advice would you give yourself ten years ago?
If I had a time machine, I wouldn’t waste it talking to myself. I would totally go hang out with Jane Austin.
What are you reading at the moment?
A book called Finding Gaia. Still not sure what it’s about.
If Deck of Lies was to be made into a movie – who would you cast as the leads?
I think Skylar Samuels would be great as Rain Ramey, and I like Nicolas Hoult for River.
Where can fans find you online?
I’m on Twitter a lot, so that’s the best place. Anyone can tweet to me @JadeVarden.