Today's muse: Lindsay Eland
Author of: Scones and Sensibility (review here)
Bookworm: Welcome, Lindsay! To start off, will you please tell us where the inspiration for Polly's story came from?
Lindsay: The inspiration came from my love of LM Montgomery, Jane Austen, and romance in general! I also wanted to create something different for the middle grade audience...something I hadn't seen done before.
Bookworm: Do you and Polly share any similarities?
Lindsay: Indeed we do! I'm overly romantic like her, I'd like a wardrobe filled with elegant dresses, and I love to bake!
Bookworm: Have you ever played matchmaker in real life?
Lindsay: Thankfully never! Though I wouldn't be opposed to matching for canines since they don't have very many requirements.
Bookworm: Are you a Jane Austen fan yourself?
Lindsay: Very much so! My favorite is Pride and Prejudice though I adore Persuasion as well!
Bookworm: What's your favorite pastry?
Lindsay: Ooo, this is a delicious question! I'd have to say chocolate éclairs and chocolate chip scones dusted with powdered sugar!
Bookworm: If you could go back in time, which era would you visit?
Lindsay: Why the Regency Era, of course! Though I'd have to bring alone some deodorant, good toothpaste, and some hand sanitizer cause I do NOT want to smell bad when I meet Mr. Darcy or Captain Wentworth (my dad's a dentist to I have obsessive dental habits, and I hate it when my hands are dirty or
sticky...is that weird?).
Bookworm: What's next for Polly, or, will there be a sequel?
Lindsay: I'm not sure what's next for Polly. She has definitely persuaded me into thinking that her story could continue, though I'm not quite sure if it will. There's no sequel planned yet, though I have lots of ideas if it should come up!
Bookworm: Are you going to continue writing for the MG/YA genres?
Lindsay: Yes, yes, yes!! I adore both MG and YA, so I don't see myself ever writing for another genre.
Bookworm: What is one question that I didn't ask you that you want to answer?
Lindsay: Yes, I do sometimes wish that I had a goat. (: Because if I did have one, I know I would always be laughing.
Thank you so much, Lindsay, for stopping by! Lindsay can be found online here, at her fab website!
Scones and Sensibility was released from Egmont USA on December 22, 2009, and is available from Amazon here.