What do you love about being an author?
How much time do you have? Is there a character limit? Kidding, well I actually started out submitting my work to agents traditionally- slush pile land. I read and re-read Stephen King’s book On Writing and I made a lot of writing/author friends. I really started to believe in myself after attending a writers conference in New York City a few years ago. Two months after that conference I wrote the first draft of The Sway. It got a lot of TLC, before one of my critique partners suggested I submit it to Penner Publishing and I did. Without an agent, I was going through a divorce in my personal life so I kind of forgot I submitted it. When I got the call for acquisition I was shocked and stoked and literally was jumping up and down outside my classroom. (I teach sophomore US History) That’s where we are now, and I’m here with you. :)
If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?
Ummm… I’m going to have to say Rowan, from Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series. If you haven’t read it yet, you’re welcome.
If your book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?
Cole: Scott Eastwood
Julia: Chloe Moretz
Mikey: Dave Franco
Hank: Eric Dane
Vampires – do you prefer them as sexy leads or blood hungry monsters?
Sexy leads who are blood hungry monsters.
If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?
I’m dying to live as an heiress in Downton Abbey. Yes please!
What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?
Be who you are, without apology. People will like you and hate you and it will usually have nothing to do with you– and everything to do with them. So don’t seek to impress others, be blissfully happy doing you.
If you were a supernatural creature, what would you be and why?
I can choose a superhero, right? Because I would totally be Black Widow. She’s bad ass and sexy. Hello girl crush.
Where do you write best?
Outside on my patio.
What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?
I finished the Pierce Brown…Red Rising series– Morning Star, yeah amazing brilliant writing. Also, Pierce Brown is single. Someone please get me a date with him!
If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?
Actually I am writing a historical fiction piece right now, that I’m feeling totally out of my realm, because I have no supernatural elements in it at all. When I’m not writing the sequel to the Classified series that is.
Where can fans find you online?
You can interact with me most on my Twitter @rubewrites !
I’m also on Facebook, Goodreads, and you can check my website too, http://www.ruby-knight.com/ …but honestly I am the worst at updating that See-no-evil monkey