5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About My Young Adult Lakeview Novel Series…
With the approach Of Scream’s release on July 25th, I thought I’d let you in on a couple fun behind the scene writing facts.
1. The lead female characters are named after our real daughters, Blakely (age 19), Leigh (age 17), and Halle (age 15).
2. Not only did I go to a boarding school, but our daughter’s do too. In fact, Lakeview Academy is modeled after the school my daughter’s attend, called Shawnigan Lake School. Google it. You’ll recognize a lot of the campus through my writing.
3. When I went to write the male romantic leads I had each one of our girls pick out whom they’d like to be paired with, and wrote the Character’s physical attributes accordingly. Can you guess who they are?(Max / Alex Pettyfer, Calum / Max Irons, and Alex / Chance Crawford)
4. Everything I write is passed by our daughters first. I really didn’t want to be a source for embarrassment, which seems to be a very fine line we mom’s tread.
5. Since I use my daughter’s names, I have threatened to write scenes where they have bad personal hygiene. This is surprisingly effective if they don’t pick up their rooms.
Happy Reading -S