Sorry if the formatting’s all screwed up. Had to replace the harddrive this weekend and don’t have Word on the computer to do my pre-editing on it at the moment.
1) How long have you been writing fiction?
I have been telling stories all my life. (Some people even called it telling lies. 😀 ) However, I didn’t begin writing fiction until relatively recently—just four years ago.
2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.).
A lot of balls! Multitasking is second nature for me, plus I do work long hours to keep it all moving along.
3) What can you tell us about your release Fusion? What I’m looking for is the story about how the story came to be, not just the blurb and what not.
The Portal Chronicles was born of a dream I had many years ago. I told my daughter about it, who then wanted to know what happened next. I wrote it down for her, and then decided to bind it so it would be easier for her to read and share with her friends. After writing the first one, the next part of the story was spilling out of my imagination and I just kept writing. Fusion is the conclusion to the Portal Chronicles. It’s a story about choices, about how they not only affect us, but produce ripple effects that can alter the timelines and destinies of others.
4) What is it about the paranormal young adult genre that you like so much?
I never really set out to write a paranormal YA story. I just sort of landed in it and have been happy living in that genre ever since. I am now obsessed with all things YA from the awesome YA TV shows to books. Being able to share this with my twelve-year-old is an added joy.
5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?
I don’t know. I won’t do it purposefully, but if a non-YA story starts brewing in my imagination, I will certainly explore it.
6) Sweet or sour?
I love the combo!
7) Chocolate or vanilla?
Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling YA series, the Portal Chronicles. Imogen was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in her twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, she moved with her family to New Jersey, where she’s been based for the past ten years.
For as long as she can remember, Imogen has dreamt stories. Stories that continued from night to night, from dream to dream. So, even as a child, going to bed was never an issue, just an anticipation of the story to come.
PORTAL, Imogen’s first novel, would have remained in her imagination, to be shared only with her daughter, Lauren, had her eight-year-old not insisted that she write it down. In the course of a month, Imogen typed while Lauren waited eagerly by the printer for the pages to appear, and a novel took shape.
The warm reception PORTAL received encouraged her to continue with the story and the Portal Chronicles. Diving into her second series, the Bonfire Chronicles, Imogen continues exploring the paranormal YA world.
Imogen is a self-confessed Hermès addict, obsessed with Kurt Cobain and a certain unnamed Irish actor. She enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies, and playing with her dog, Tallulah.
What if, once upon a time, I had taken that leap of faith?
Our choices not only affect us, but send tremors of change that can alter the destiny of others. Especially if you happen to construct a time-travel portal…
My name is Arizona Darley and my mom did just that.
When Olivia decided to go back in time to find the one man she was destined to, she catapulted Arizona’s life into rollercoaster of confusion. Fusion is the highly anticipated conclusion to the Portal Chronicles, which began with the YA bestseller, Portal.
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