Interview: PC Cast

NRR: How do you organize writing with your daughter, Kristen? Does it ever become a classic mother, daughter battle over the direction the story should go?

PC: Kristin and I don’t actually “write” the books together.  I write them and Kristin serves as my teen voice editor.  She helps me keep the kids real.  So, nope, no battles.  Kristin doesn't even know the plot until she gets the completed manuscripts to go through.  We don't really have mother/daughter battles anyway.  We've always been close and we don't like to be mad at each other!

NRR: What is your preferred place to write/ read?
PC: I prefer to write while I’m on my treaddesk, so I literally walk and write at the same time.  It helps me to focus and is healthy.  But the truth is that I can write almost anywhere.  I don't like it when a TV is on, though.  It's weird that a blaring television is more distracting to me than, say, a room full of high school studen

NRR: Do you get a lot of spare time for "pleasure reading"? What are you reading right now?

PC: I'm taking my little between book break right now, so I'm reading like crazy (it's hard for me to read after I'm about half way into a manuscript).  Right now I just finished listening to the audio of Nancy Pickard's fabulous THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING, and I also just finished Jennifer Cruisie's MAYBE THIS TIME (loved it!).  I'm going to start reading Pat Conroy's MY READING LIFE - he's one of my literary heroes!  And tomorrow I'm swinging by the Borders on 21st Street in Tulsa and getting another audio book for my car.  I'm hoping they have Diana Gabaldon's AN ECHO IN THE BONE in audio.  I'll also check and see if Christopher Moore has anything new out.  Oh, and I haven't read Melissa Marr's RADIANT SHADOWS yet, though it's sitting on my beside table...

NRR: How do you celebrate when one of your books is released?

PC: The reality is there's no time for celebration on release date!  I always have a launch, and usually lots of publicity appearances, interviews, and then a tour.  I celebrate when I turn in a manuscript - usually by buying myself a treat (when I turned in BURNED I bought myself a fabulous dragon necklace by John Hardy), drinking way too much champagne with friends I've missed while I've been in my Writer's Cave, and watching LOTS of trash TV.  And I read and read and read.

NRR: What would you say are some of the enjoyments of being a author?

PC: I love to build worlds and tell stories.  It makes me happy and it keeps my brain relatively sane.  I also like being my own boss - I have deadlines and editors/publishers, but the bottom line is I write the story I most want to read, and I'm in charge of that.  I also really like choosing my own work hours.  I've always preferred writing late at night, and I think waking up before 9:00 am is Just Not Right.ts, but for me it's true.


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