About the Author:Meradeth’s never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:
She’s a Northern California girl, but now lives and teaches anthropology in Montana.
When she’s not writing, she’s sequencing dead people’s DNA. For fun!
She’s been writing since she was 11 years old. It's her hobby, her passion, and she’s so happy to get to share her work!
If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she’s terrified of heights.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that most writers love reading. What are some of the books that influenced you the most? Anything you’d like to recommend?
I absolutely love A Wrinkle In Time. It’s one of my all-time favorites. If you haven’t picked up a copy—definitely check it out :). I’m a big fan of most of Madeline L’Engle’s work, along with JK Rowling’s. There are so many other favorites, too, that it’s impossible to name just a few!
What is your favorite part of the writing process? What about it makes you love it?
Writing a first draft, hands down, is my favorite part. I love getting lost in a new world and new characters for the first time and seeing where the story takes me. There’s nothing quite like it!
What’s your biggest pet-peeve when it comes to the writing world? Does anything get under your skin and itch?
I’m going to have to say proof-reading . I seriously wish I could just type something and have it come out without a single typo! However I never will manage that feat it seems, and I swear it’s impossible to catch them all on my own.
If you could meet any writer, living or dead, and pick their brain over coffee/tea/hot-chocolate, who would it be? What would be your first question?
I have to say that having some tea with L’Engle would be amazing. I’d love to hear more about her inspiration for Meg. Of course, a meal with Shakespeare would also be pretty interesting, though I doubt I’d be able to put together a coherent sentence!
Thanks for stopping by to chat with us!
Thanks so much for hosting me today!!
“They are everywhere, can be anyone, and are always the last person you’d expect.” When Tom stumbles across his grandfather’s journal, he’s convinced the old man was crazier than he thought. The book contains references to beings called the Sary, immortals who are assigned to save humans on the verge of suicide. They certainly aren’t allowed to fall in love with mortals. Which the journal claims Tom’s grandfather did, resulting in his expulsion from the Sary. As strange as the journal seems, Tom can’t get the stories out of his head; especially when he finds the photo of his grandfather’s wings.
Tom’s only distraction is Ari, the girl he studies with for their chemistry class.
Ari has one goal when she arrives in town: see how much Tom knows about the Sary and neutralize the situation. This isn’t a normal job, but protecting the secrecy of the Sary is vital. If Tom is a threat to exposing the Sary to the public, fate has a way of taking care of the situation, usually ending with the mortal’s death. While Ari spends time with Tom, he becomes more than just an assignment, but how far can a relationship go when she can’t tell him who she really is? When she finds out just how much Tom actually knows about the Sary, Ari is forced to choose between her wings, and her heart.
Chemistry of Fate will be $2.99 during the tour