As a reader, I am always ready to dive into stories told by a unique voice. A narrator that demands I follow, and winds me through new territory. I approach writing my books the same way. Voice. Setting. Relationships. Unique takes on boy meets girl. I'm a fan of quirky characters, too. The imperfect, slightly off artsy girl. The bad boy with a heart. Characters who don't fit the general mold. They tend to find me. On the page and in real life.
Do you have a book-reading ritual? Is there a book you reread perennially? For the past four years, every June 21st, I reread The Great Gatsby as a way to officially herald summer. This year, with all the buzz and the film and all, I suspect my reading of the classic will make me feel like one of the cool kids. Finally!