First a little background info on Lindsay:
Lindsay Paige is a young adult romance author from North Carolina. Most of what Lindsay writes are her daydreams in lavish details. (Please excuse that fact when you read one of her future works about a girl who sleeps around.;)) When not writing, she is working to complete her final year of high school.
Lindsay loves to read, listen to music, watch and play tennis, along with watching her favorite hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lindsay is a big fan of Sidney Crosby (87) and buys Penguins merchandise whenever she can.
Lindsay loves to be around her family and best friends. One summer after viewing a video of Nicholas Sparks' house, Lindsay's mother made the comment that she should write a bestselling novel since she "reads so much", that way they could have a beautiful house as well. Lindsay took her comment to heart. She began working on Sweetness. A year later, the novel was complete.
Many of the aspects of the characters in Sweetness were inspired by Lindsay's own struggles, such as a recovering alcoholic father and the anxiety Emily suffers because of her past.
Lindsay has published Sweetness and I'm Yours. The third book Whatever It Takes is coming soon.
Now on to my interview with Lindsay!
MGO: "Thank you so much Lindsay for agreeing to be here today!
"I was sixteen when I started and it took me a year to write."
"I laughed! I'm such a reader and that's my passion first and foremost that it never even occurred to me to actually write something of my own."
Not at all. I still have a hard time believing that I am an author. It's mind boggling."
I never really made the conscious decision. It just came out that way. This all started based on a reoccurring daydream. I wanted to think of something that would distract me from my anxieties and that would appear very real, as that would help distract me. In my opinion, as with all things 'real', a person has to experience something unpleasant for them to appreciate the good. I guess you could say that is what Emily learns to do in Sweetness."