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Title: Wishes [Legacy #2.5]
Author: Molly Cochran
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy
Eager to party, Katy Ainsworth and her friends go on a lighthearted “fairy hunting” expedition, expecting little more than a good time. But when Katy actually encounters one of these magical creatures (in the guise of a cynical, sarcastic teenager) who insists on granting her new master’s every wish, Katy’s world turns upside down until everything she knows seems to be tumbling in a terrifying and uncontrollable freefall.
I am excited to introduce all of you to Molly Cochran! If you haven’t yet read any of her books, you definitely should. Author of The Forever King and Legacy series, Molly Cochran is here today to talk about her new novella, Wishes.
Hi, Molly! Welcome to Between Printed Pages, we’re so happy to have you here today~
So glad to be here!
Before we start, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Okay, let’s see… I was born in Japan. I’ve lived in Paris. My major in college was Fiction Writing. I went to baking school after college (which gives you some idea of how much a degree in Fiction Writing is worth). I worked in publishing in New York for a time. I’m a perfume slut.
What was the inspiration for the Legacy series as a whole? Why did you decide to write a novella for the series?
My inspiration was Wal-Mart. I read that Wal-Mart banned its employees from wearing pentagrams (the five-pointed star that is the symbol of Wicca), and that made me wonder what would happen if a Wal-Mart were built in a town populated by witches.
How is the publishing process for the novella similar to or different from the publication of the main novels of the series?
It’s exactly the same. With a traditional publisher like Simon & Schuster, everything takes a really long time. An e-novella like WISHES takes less time than a printed hardcover novel, but it’s still months of editing, copyediting, proofreading, getting a cover, etc.
How did you get to be a published writer? Do you have any advice for aspiring writers who hope to, one day, get their work published?
I began as a ghostwriter on a men’s action/adventure series. I think this was excellent training because I learned to write action, which is difficult, by having to do it all the time. Plus, as a ghostwriter, you can make mistakes without having your reputation ruined. In the beginning of your career, celebrity isn’t always the best thing.
Apart from reading and writing, what do you do in your free time? Any unusual hobbies?
I cook. I do yoga. I have a dog, which is like having a child. And I wish writing novels was just about reading and writing. There’s so much publicity stuff we all have to do, especially with YA literature—signings, interviews, talks—whatever it takes to get readers to notice you and your work.
What’s your favourite part of the writing process?
Revision. Once the first draft is done, the work becomes fun. The revisions are what transforms your novel from a shaggy plot into a real book.
For all the readers out there, do you have any books you think everyone should take a chance on?
Yes. WISHES. Read WISHES. If you don’t love it, I’ll give you back your two bucks.
Last, but not least, what’s your favourite word?
I was going to say “vestibule”, but I’ll be serious here. My favorite word is YES. “No” is a good teacher—it shows you boundaries, points out your mistakes, tells you where danger lurks… but YES feels so good. When an agent takes you on… YES! When an editor buys your manuscript…YES! When you make the Times Bestseller List… YES, OH YES!
Thank you so much, Molly Cochran, for taking the time to answer our questions! We’re super excited to read the novella!
I am, too! Let me know how you like it!
Molly Cochran, author of the teen paranormal romances LEGACY and POISON, has written 26 published novels and four nonfiction books under her own name and various pseudonyms. Her books include New York Times bestselling novels GRANDMASTER and THE FOREVER KING, coauthored with Warren Murphy, and the nonfiction DRESSING THIN, also a NY Times bestseller. She has won awards from the Mystery Writers of America (Best Novel of the Year), the Romance Writers of America (Best Thriller), and the New York Public Library (Outstanding Books for the Teen Age).
SEDUCTION, the third installment in the Young Adult LEGACY series, is scheduled for release on December 2, 2014 from Simon & Schuster. Two novellas in the series are also coming in 2014: WISHES, due April 29, and a Halloween novella, REVELS, tentatively scheduled for September release.
Molly has lectured extensively and has taught writing at the college level as well as at a women’s prison (where she was NOT an inmate). She also writes a blog on writing technique which appears on her website.
She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
WISHES, an e-novella companion to the Legacy series, is available now. Molly is giving away a signed copy of LEGACY to the first 15 people that send us a link to their review of WISHES. Use the form below to claim yours!