AC Gaughen is the author of the forthcoming Scarlet, to be published on Valentine’s Day by Bloomsbury/Walker books. You can find her on her website, on Twitter, and on Facebook (her fanpage and her book’s fanpage).
Who will this book appeal to?
Teen girls looking for a slightly tougher, grumpier heroine!
Favorite moment or character in your book:
A scene where Rob and Scar fight and end up confessing secrets. While wrestling.
What’s your writing routine?
Go to Panera, plug in earphones, and block out the world. With refillable caffeine.
What’s your best piece of writing advice?
Just keep going.
What’s been the most surprising part of the publishing journey?
How awesome working with other people in publishing is!
What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve received?
“It will happen, because it has to happen,” from Anthony Horowitz
What are your top three favorite books?
Don’t make me pick favorite children, it’s cruel.
What’s next for you?
Currently working on a contemporary YA about art and graffiti in Boston. Totally different!
Kelly Jensen is a former librarian turned editor for Book Riot. She's the author of IT HAPPENS: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader and the forthcoming Feminism For The Real World (Algonquin Young Readers, Spring 2017).