After doing the review for Accidents & Incidents, I asked Riley if she would like to answer a few questions that mostly popped into my mind while writing the review. And she agreed. Yay! Here are her answers which I hope you will enjoy as much as I did.
What can you tell us about you that we can’t find anywhere else?
I go through phases during which I get really obsessed with a certain thing and do tons of research on it. A few years ago, it was holistic pet foods. Last year, it was The Doctor Oz Show. I had to stop watching because I couldn’t keep track of all the information and it was taking up way too much of my time trying to.
What was your inspiration for your debut novel, Accidents & Incidents?
It actually started with a play I wrote many years ago, in which a girl walks out to the school parking lot and finds a guy smoking in her car. I changed that detail (because Dennis is way too polite to smoke in someone else’s car!) but the story grew from there. And a few things are partly based on my own high school experience—feeling out of place, for instance, and being attracted to both the bad boy and the nice guy. Continue reading