What inspired you to start writing?

I have written since my birthday party in the third grade when Ryan Coffey gifted me my first diary. I wrote in every page, front and back, and once that was full, I asked my mom to purchase me a three-ring binder which I filled with loose leaf notebook paper. I used that as a journal and wrote almost every day. By the time I graduated high school, I had twenty-one journals, with the pages filled front and back. I also wrote small play-like stories, usually about my crushes–because let’s face it–the only way you’re going to kiss a boy when you’re gangly, red-headed and covered in freckles is to write about it.

Providence exists because my best friend, Beth, called me one January evening and a conversation about blogging turned into the famous question, “Why don’t you just write a book?” I answered, “Well, there is this story I’ve been chewing on for five years.” I told her the basics of my idea, and she said, after a dramatic pause, “I have goosebumps. Get off the phone, sit down at your computer right now and start writing!” So I did.

How long did it take you to write Providence?

Eleven weeks.

When did you start writing Providence?

I began writing Providence in January 2009.

Do you plan to write other books?

Yes. Please check out the Books tab for a complete list of works, reader order, and upcoming projects.

I looked for Providence at [insert book store here] and couldn’t find it. Can you tell me how to find a copy?

You can order the Providence series from Amazon.comBarnes & Noble and The Book Depository.