When I was in high school I went on a F. Scott Fitzgerald bender, followed by a JD Salinger mania. Both Bernice Bobs Her Hair by Fitzgerald and For Esme - with Love and Squalor made me want to write.
2. First book you ever remember reading?
Danny and the Dinosaur, but the only reason I remember reading it is because I got in trouble for refusing to show my dad I could do it.
3. How do you pick your character's names?
I like off-beat names that don't sound too "out there." Mostly, I use names leftover from when I named my kids.
4. Name an excellent indie book that you think needs more recognition.
Ah...well...I co-run The YA Curator which is a review site for self-pubbed and indie books. My favorite has been The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris.
5. Share some quotes you love! Either from your book or someone else's!
I have no idea! I'm not a quote person.