The Kitchen Table

Mmm, something smells delicious in here. Maybe it’s those fresh cinnamon rolls. Or maybe it’s that steaming mug of tea on the table. Wait, there’s a note here:

Looks like I just missed you, but please, help yourself to a cinnamon roll and a cup of tea – everything’s on the sideboard over there. I know you said you had some questions for me and I’m sorry I’m not there to answer them for you right now, but hopefully this collection will satisfy most of your curiosity.

I’ve gotten plenty of questions, so I’ve answered some of the most common and most interesting here. If they came from someone specific, the name follows the question. If there’s no name, then multiple people asked the question and listing all the names would take more space than the question.

— Melissa

About My Writing

What was your first book? -Kate
Are any of your characters based on real people?
When you add new characters, does it make it easier or harder to come up with the twists and turns? -Jordan
What is your favorite thing about being an author? -Kiersten
What do you love about writing? -Doc Renae

About Celia’s Journey

How did you come up with the idea for Celia's Journey?
How did you think of all the names for your characters in Celia's Journey? -Briget
Why did you choose the name Celia Fincastle for your main character? -Selia
Do you know how the series ends? Did you know how it would end when you started?
What’s the title of the seventh book? When will the seventh book come out? When can I read the seventh book? Will ____ (fill in assorted options about plot, characters, or events) happen in the seventh book? How many books will there be in the series? -oh, almost everyone who submitted a question
How do you come up with the “demesne slang” words and meanings? -Jordan
Are the Celia's Journey books going to be movies? -A. Nonymous

About Through The Door

How did you come up with the idea for Through The Door?

About Me

Did you write paper picture books as a kid? -Kate
Did you always want to be a writer? -A. Nonymous
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? -Paige
Do you have any hobbies other than writing? -A. Nonymous

About Other Subjects

What's the average velocity required to maintain geostationary orbit? -Paige
What is the measurement of nitrogen in the atmosphere? -Kiersten

P.S. about both of the above questions: Girls (well, everyone, but girls in particular) – Don’t be afraid of math and science! It’s okay if you like them, it’s okay if you’re good at them, but it’s equally okay if you like other things better. Keep all of your options open and ignore any limits people try to put on you.

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