Author Blurb: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
Author Website: http://www.alyssaroseivy.com/
Author Interview Part II.
1) Which character was the most unexpected in either personality or actions and why?
In my original outline for Beckoning Light, James was more of a villain. When I started writing him I realized he was a much more complex character than I imagined. One of my favorite parts about James is that you never know what to expect from him.
2) I feel like there is a bit of a love triangle going on, or maybe I'm imagining it. Will we find out more in the third book?
You’re not imagining it. Charlotte experiences different types of love and attraction during the Afterglow books, and her feelings tend to make things even more complicated for her. I think this is something that a lot of teenage girls (even the ones who aren’t part of a hidden world) feel. You will definitely find out more in Enduring Light.
3) Can you tell us a little bit about the last book in the trilogy without revealing too much?
In Enduring Light, Charlotte and Kevin are once again off on their own journeys. Kevin and Samantha head to Alaska, while Charlotte, Calvin, and Liam are in Energo. Both groups need to find what they are searching for if they want any chance to defeat Blake. Of course there’s also a lot of romance issues to deal with. Kevin and Samantha are together for the first time back in “our world,” and the fact that Charlotte is traveling with both boys will bring up some issues of its own.
4) Do you have any words of advice for aspiring writers that are struggling with world building in their manuscripts?
The only advice about world building I have is to create your characters first. Sometimes you’ll get lucky and the characters will build the world around them.
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