Michelle Scott, if you've been paying attention to my blog, is the author of the Lilith Straight series. She's a lovely woman and I had the chance to email her a few times, all though embarrassingly I didn't even realise she was the author at first she was so nice and I hadn't had a chance to read the books at that point. However she did answer some of my questions so enjoy.
Me: What inspired you to write such an interesting and unique book series?
Michelle: I wanted to write a series about a woman who, through no fault of her own, is faced with an impossible decision: either she must follow in her mother’s footsteps by becoming the Devil’s handmaiden, or she has to pass the position on to her eight-year-old daughter. I’ve always loved stories in which characters are forced to make extreme choices because I think it’s when those choices are made that the person’s true nature is revealed.
Me: As a Teen/Young Adult who was your favorite author? And would you say that has changed now you're an adult? If so, to whom?
Michelle: I started reading Stephen King when I was in high school, and I still love his work. Even now, he manages to scare the stuffing out of me!
As a teen, I was also very interested in dystopian fiction like George Orwell’s 1984 and Adolous Huxley’s Brave, New World. Although I’m not as much of a horror reader as I used to be (SK spoiled me for all others, lol), I still love a good dystopian novel. The Hunger Games trilogy have been favorites of mine. I also like to read more nonfiction than I used to. I find books like The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean fascinating.