Hey, guys! Today I have Kimberly Pauley, author of Ask Me, on the blog to answer some questions. Take a seat and get a glass of wine or two, you’ll be bound to be here for a while!
If you could describe Ask Me in 5 words/adjectives or less, what would they be?
Unwilling oracle vs. cunning sociopath
Okay, the fun part! I really liked Aria Morse as a character and as a person. You could really feel the frustrations within her as she tried to find her place in the world, as well as her doubts when she didn’t automatically charge head-on into the problems coming her way, which was really a breath of fresh air from the many reckless and impulsive heroines I’ve read lately. What made you decide to write her the way she is?
I don’t know that it was a conscious decision, at least for that part of it. That’s just the way she was in my head. When writing, I usually start with a character and Aria and her problem was the first thing I knew about the book.