Abigail Gibbs

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: January 28, 2014

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Current Release: Autumn Rose (The Dark Heroine Book 2)

Autumn Rose is a Sage, and no one likes a Sage. Able to perform powerful magic and singled out by the swirling marks on her skin, Autumn is shunned at her human school - until a handsome and royal young man with the same marks joins her, dragging her into the limelight and towards a fate that will place her on a throne above all monarchs: because Autumn can see the future and the nine Heroines that will change it all.

What are you working on?

Currently, my work-in-progress is the beginnings of Book 3 of The Dark Heroine series. It's planned and I've just started writing - so far, so good! It features some less traditional relationships and deals very much with 'New Adult issues' like sexuality, college and living away from family for the first time, so it's providing a different kind of challenge from the first two books, where the biggest hurdle was world-building.

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

Thanks first has to go to all the fans as well as the team behind the site at wattpad.com. A user-generated writing community, Wattpad is where I got my break and where The Dark Heroine series came into existence! Since then, my agent, editors and publicists both sides of the pond have been saintly. I'm reading towards a degree at the same time as writing and releasing books, so sometimes emails go unanswered and deadlines have to be stretched. Their constant patience and willingness to go that extra mile to make my life a little less stressful always astounds me, and I really can't express enough gratitude. Their hard works means I can have the best of both worlds as an author-student!

Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?

My favourite (and unexpected) reader meet moment comes from just a few short weeks after my debut novel was released. I was helping out with a faculty tour at my university and just as we set off a prospective student bounded up to me and declared she knew who I was and had read my book. Needless to say, we didn't talk much about degree courses...

What is your favorite way to procrastinate?

I hop on my trampoline at home and plug my iPod in. I love the endorphins rush I get, and as a bonus, it's often where I get my best ideas for my books! It's not so fun in the rain, though...

A big thank you to my readers and the 'Fangsters'! Stay kaspary ;)