Author R.R. Russell is at The Hiding Spot today to answer a few question in celebration of the paperback release of her book Wonder Light: Unicorns of the Mist!
Did you have trouble writing any of your characters or specific scenes within the novel? Or, were any characters or scenes particularly easy to write?
Whenever something awful happens to one of my characters, it’s very hard to write. I had to write a scene that involved a terrible loss, and it was really painful for me.I loved how loving and comforting the island and the Murleys – the couple that runs the pony ranch – are. It is, in part, the hot chocolate and delicious meals that win Twig over when she first arrives on the island. What food item would win you over in a new unfamiliar place?
Has the title changed or stayed relatively the same as your novel journeyed towards publication?Any of the foods I wrote into Wonder Light—hot chocolate, apple cider pancakes, bacon, homemade sandwiches, pot roast, chocolate cake…
I called this book Unicorns of Lonehorn Island. Sourcebooks titled it Wonder Light, after Twig’s unicorn. It’s still Unicorns of Lonehorn Island in my head!
1 What can readers look forward to in your next book?
Stolen unicorns, treachery, much more about Terracornus, land of the unicorns—and swamp lizards!
What jobs did you have on your way to becoming a published author? Is there a certain work experience that has shaped your writing?
I’m still doing the job that shapes my writing the most—being a mom. I write for my kids, and they read my work as I go.
If you had to pick a favorite word, what would it be and why?
Chocolate! Because it’s delicious.
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Learn more about R.R. Russell and her books here!