Kim's debut novel, CLARITY, will be published on March 1, 2011 by Scholastic.
1. How did CLARITY come to be? Was there anything that specifically inspired you to start writing it?
Strangely enough, CLARITY came from one line that just popped into my head. And from those five words grew a snarky, sarcastic main character and her unusual family. I played the “what if” game to figure out what was the worst thing I could do to them. And CLARITY was born! The line that started it all is in the finished book. It’s the last sentence of chapter two.
2. If you could befriend Clare with any YA character, who would it be and why?
Peeta. Because Clare loves baked goods. ;)
3. Did you have to do any research before writing?
A little bit. CLARITY takes place in the height of tourist season on Cape Cod. I didn’t have to research the ups and downs of growing up in a tourist town since my father’s from the Cape and I’ve spent a ton of time there. However, my family does not run a psychic business out of their home, so I did do a little research on that. I visited a few psychics, including one family business.
4. If you could have any "power" what would it be?
It’s not one of the powers in my book, but out of all powers in the world, I’d pick teleportation. Mainly because I’m impatient and would love to just magically be at my destination and skip all that airport stuff.
5. What's next for you writing wise?
Up next is the sequel to CLARITY (official title to come). And I'm also writing a standalone paranormal mystery--a ghost story--called GLIMMER, which will come out after that. Very exciting!
Thanks so much, Kim!
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