Q1. How did you become a writer?

A1. I think it grew from being a reader. As soon as I learned to read, I loved the way books could transport me to worlds that were important and that felt real. I wanted to do that too.


Q2. Why did you choose fantasy?

A2. Some of the most important books in my life have been fantasies by Ursula Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, C. S. Lewis and JRR Tolkien. When my children were young, they wished they could be friends with Harry Potter and go to school at Hogwarts. So fantasy was a natural choice when I decided to begin writing a book of my own.


Q3. Where did you get the idea for The Changeful Map?

A3. I was picking wild blackberries along the edge of a woods, and I started to think about a journey that could start at that moment. I love to travel, and especially hike, so it made sense for me to write a story about people who go on a journey and who have adventures long their way.


Q4. When did you realize it was going to be a trilogy?

A4. I am hoping it will be a trilogy and that I will be able to weave in all the loose ends by the end of Book Three. The characters have a lot of work to do.


Q5. Now that Book Two, The Unchangeful Island, is finished, when do you expect to complete Book Three of the trilogy?

A5. I am well into writing Book Three and hope to polish and publish it by the end of 2018.