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Author Interview: ‘Where Will We Go? A Sequel’ by Emily Craig

About the Book:

Two years of marriage ruined by one drunken mistake.

Lucy’s story is not yet over. In the sequel Where Will We Go?, Lucy Berry is faced with new challenges that will both excite and challenge her. Newly divorced from her high school sweetheart David, she is plunged into a new world where David is now engaged to his mistress while she has to navigate a life after love and heartbreak.

Just when Lucy is feeling unworthy of happiness, a silver lining presents itself. She lands her dream job as a travel writer. Follow aspiring author Lucy as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery with her best friends by her side. Witness as she blissfully immerses herself in French culture while hitting all of Paris’ hot spots for her new job. Laugh along while she helps throw an epic murder mystery birthday bash. Most of all, join Lucy as she transforms her self-doubt to self-love, ending a tragic year with the surprise of her life.

Will Lucy finally leave David in the past or will he continue to haunt her dreams?

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you into writing?

Hi, I’m Emily Craig. I’m an indie author with two published fiction books and five poetry collections. I have loved writing since I was in elementary school. Funny thing is, I enjoyed writing over reading growing up. I didn’t fall in love with reading for fun until I was a Freshman in college. 

I think school writing assignments got me into writing. I loved writing them even when kids would make fun of my essays. I kept going and haven’t looked back since.

2: Do you have a favorite time and place where you write?

I write wherever I end up during the day: work, home, or thinking of something while running errands. I have inspiration at random times. But, I write the most at my work desk.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

My personal life is a big factor. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t go through what I did over the last several years. Heartbreak, breakups, friendship, writing, and music,  that you see in my books come from me. The rest such as divorce, travel writing, marrying a high school sweetheart come from the world around me and a splash of fiction. 

My second book, Where Will We Go?: A Sequel, could have been a totally different book. Then one day, I decided I wanted to make Lucy a travel blogger and the rest fell into place. I couldn’t imagine this book any other way.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

For me, it depends on the story I’m writing. 

With my debut release, Will You Love Me Again? I wrote from an outline that changed over the course of writing my book. 

But with Where Will We Go?: A Sequel, I went by the seat of my pants. I didn’t have a plan other than to write in order and not skip around the whole time. I managed that way until it came to editing and explaining the timeline of events to my editor. It was not a fun time for us, but somehow we managed to keep the storyline intact. 

A little sneak peek: with my next book, I am using an outline to keep my thoughts straight as I continue Lucy’s story.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

Young to New Adult Fiction, Women’s Divorce Fiction, Travel Fiction. 

I absolutely fell in love with the Young Adult Genre in college. I couldn’t put them down. The If I Stay series by Gayle Forman really drew me into Mia’s life. I wanted a character similar. Then there’s the To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han. I relate to Laura Jean in so many ways, so much so, that I look to her for inspiration. 

My writing expanded from there as Lucy went from her early 20s in WYLMA to her mid-late 20s in WWWG. In a way, women can grow up with Lucy like my generation has grown up with Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. I am combining myself with all my favorite characters to create my main character, Lucy Berry.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

Ohh, I love this question. 

I would love Lucy Hale to play me in the story of my life, so of course, she’s my pick for Lucy Berry. Another choice would be Olivia Rodrigo. Both women are firecrackers at their craft and I’d be honored to share this story with either of them. 

Ben Platt is definitely my top pick for Michael Sparks. He’s such a genuine actor and adorable. Even Alex Wolff would be an excellent cast pick. 

Nick Robinson is fabulous in any role, and he’d do Aaron Morgan justice. I feel like he’d make a great husband to Jenny. 

Hailee Steinfeld as Jenny Thompson Morgan. I love her in every project. She and Nick would be a dream couple on screen.

Tom Holland would be the best Mason Edwards. Readers will find out why when they read the end of my new book. He would be so caring to the character.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

Not as much as I’d like to, but yes I love to read. My favorites are Jenny Han, Gayle Forman, John Green, Jay Asher, JK Rowling, and many more. Those authors have written some of my favorite series.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I’m reading The Child in Us by Elizabeth Ivanecky. She is my Virtual Canadian Author Best Friend. I finally started her book this year. Her book started as a Happiness Project. She is also an indie author.

9: What is your favorite book and why?

To All The Boys I’ve Love Before by Jenny Han.

Han’s writing is so rich and full of life. Her characters jump right off the page. I instantly fell in love with her books and the movies adapted from them.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Embrace the messy drafts and sucky wording. Don’t let anything keep you down. Keep going and pushing forward. Everything falls into place in time.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

My website: www.emilycraigwriter.com

My author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilycraig1996

My Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/401771.Emily_Craig

Also, you can follow my Twitter @emilycraig44 and Instagram www.instagram.com/emnicolecraig_author

About the Author:

Emily Nicole Craig is an author, poet, and blogger. With a Bachelor of Science in English from the University of North Alabama, she always knew writing was her future. Her background in writing covers many genres, ranging from Southern Gothic to Young and New Adult. With five pieces of published poetry under her belt and after the success of her debut book, Will You Love Me Again?, she wanted to fuel her passion for writing with a sequel, thus Where Will We Go? was born. She lives in Athens, Alabama with the love of her life Dustin and their dog Buttercup.

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