What made you decided you wanted to write a YA sci-fi?
Which character do you feel you can relate best to?
I think Elder. Amy’s too strong for me, but Elder’s got that same level of self-doubt that I have.
Could you tell us abit more about Amy's life on Earth?
Elder was named because of his title. Actually, the first original line of the book was “My name is Elder, although I’m the youngest person on the ship.” So his name never changed.
Amy was originally named Amaryllis, and I’d planned on having her frozen with a bulb of the flower that has the same name. But that back story got to be too complicated, so I just called her Amy and dropped the rest.
Favorite scene in the book?
It’s a spoiler! My fave scene is when that THING happens when Elder sees Harley near the hatch that leads to the stars.
Who would play Elder and Amy in a movie adaption?
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming
Badass Bookie xx