Melissa MacVicar –Author

Kidlit Blog Tour Q and A

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  • What are you working on right now?

I finished the second book in the Secret Affinity series and I am plotting Book 3. Red Adept just contracted for Book Two so I am sort of taking it easy and toying around with another completely separate project. It’s contemporary and high concept and will either be YA or Women’s Fiction.

  • How does this differ from other works in its genre?

Well, the Secret Affinity series is paranormal romance with ghosts. The romance, though, is pure contemporary. It seems most paranormal YA has the romance between non-humans but mine is very down to earth normal. Also, my ghosts are cool with elaborate stories of their own.

  • How does your writing process work?

 You could say I have a process. It starts with an idea and a character. Then I think up a scene and I start writing. I write like this as the story unfolds to me until about twenty thousand words and then I have to stop and plot.


  • Any departing words of wisdom for other authors?

1. Write something every day.

2. Figure out what your weaknesses are and try to improve them.

3.  Find a good critique partner online or in real life who will give you honest feedback.

4. Learn about the publishing business so you can make good decisions about what direction to go whether it’s traditional publishing, an e-press, or self publishing.

Author: Melissa MacVicar

Melissa was born and mostly raised on Nantucket Island, and she currently lives there with her husband and two teenage children. When not being a wife and mother and teaching writing to seventh graders, she enjoys binge watching shows like Big Little Lies, House of Cards, and Outlander. Despite the rumors to the contrary, she does not actually wish she was a teenager again, nor does she see ghosts like the main character in her first novel, Ever Near. She does, however, love to hear from readers so send her a message on social media or at her email: Twitter: @MelissaMacVicar Facebook: Melissa MacVicar Instagram: melissa.macvicar

One thought on “Kidlit Blog Tour Q and A

  1. Great interview! I’m excited to read book 2. I loved the first one.

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