Lucienne Diver is a literary agent, and the author of the YA novel, Vamped, which was released on May 01, 2009. She's also published works under the pseudonym Kit Daniels, including Playing Nice.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, and why you began writing?
I’ve always been a writer…or at least since fifth grade, when my awesome teacher divided the whole class into critique groups and had us do free-writing assignments which we’d read aloud, take criticism, revise…. Before that the ideas floated around in my head without a whole lot of form. Fifth grade was the beginning of the end. From that time on, I was a holy terror. I’d write plays and make the other kids in the neighborhood perform them with me, charging the parents a quarter a seat. I wrote short stories and “novels,” if 110 pages qualifies. In high school I got involved editing our literary rag, and it college it was our anthropology magazine. I love words, characters, voice. Also, in the interest of full disclosure, it might be that the control enthusiast in me (expression borrowed from Joss Whedon) likes to create characters who behave as I want them to behave and a world that follows my rules (grin).
How has being a literary agent influenced your writing?
How is writing YA fiction different than other genres?
What steps did you take to become a published author?
Why do you think Vampires are so appealing to readers of all ages?
At Gina's senior prom she gets turned into a vampire, do you have any special prom memories you'd be willing to share?
You're working on a sequel to your novel, Vamped. Can you give us any hints about where this will take Gina (and my new favorite vamp, Bobby)?
(And I love Bobby too. Thanks so much for saying!)
Did you base any of your characters off of people in your life?
Are you currently reading/watching any addictive books/tv shows?
TV shows: I don’t get much time to watch, but I can’t resist anything by Joss Whedon. I also love Castle, Psych, Monk, So You Think You Can Dance, Burn Notice, Leverage, In Plain Sight and True Blood. Sadly, because of that limited time, I’m behind on almost everything, and my DVR is filled nearly to capacity!
(Lizzy's Note: Some of my favorite shows are on that list, and the new season of Psych starts tonight at 10)
What's one question you wished you were asked more in interviews?
My first author interview! Is there really anything more to say? I was so excited about this that I geeked out a little bit. So, thanks again Lucienne!