Today on Rampant Readers we are excited to have Leah Rae Miller answering some questions for us! So let’s get to it, shall we?
RR: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
LM: I’m just a stay-at-home mom who loves to read and write. My favorite things to do other than that are marathoning TV shows, sleeping, and playing vintage video games with my husband and kids.
RR: Can you tell us a little about your upcoming novel(s)?
LM: I have a ton of stories in the works! There’s a couple of YA contemporary romances, a couple of YA paranormal, and I’m even working on writing comic book scripts. Nothing is set in stone yet, but keep an eye out!
RR: Both Maddie and Logan are quite the adorkable characters—were they based off of your own personality?
LM: I’m a big nerd so that’s definitely one of the similarities. Like Maddie, I do have to remind myself sometimes that it’s okay to just be me. And like Logan, I’m pretty unabashed about my love of comics and all things geeky.
RR: If you could have any of your characters as a best friend, which one would you pick and why?
LM: I would say Dan, but he’s actually based on two of my good friends so I already have him as a best friend really. I’m pretty lucky in the friend department
RR: What are 3 things that you loved about writing The Summer I Became a Nerd?
LM: Let’s see. The first was being able to throw in all the nerdy references. Things like Harry Potter and Star Wars are part of my everyday vocabulary so it was comfortable writing in those terms. Second would have to be writing humor. I wasn’t sure if people would find it funny, but I made myself laugh and that was fun. Lastly, I loved writing about Natchitoches and sticking in all the bits and pieces about the town that I love.
RR: What is your favorite part of The Summer I Became a Nerd?
LM: The final LARP scene, hands down. That was one of those scenes that popped into my head the second I woke up one morning and I thought, “I MUST write that!” It was so fun to write, which is weird because I always find writing action really tough.
RR: What do you love most about writing?
LM: Just being creative. There’s something seriously satisfying about thinking up a story and having the whole thing come together.
RR: What do you do when you are not writing?
LM: Take care of my kids, watch movies, read. And sleep… I like sleep
RR: Which character frustrated you most while writing The Summer I Became a Nerd?
LM: Definitely Maddie. I love her to death and having to stick to her character, write all her bad decisions, was frustrating, but it had to happen.
RR: Maddie and Logan just so happen to be in love with comics. Do you share that same love? If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
LM: I love love love comics! I grew up on them and still read them frequently. That’s actually what I plan on doing later today. I have given the superpower thing a lot of thought over my lifetime and I think telekinesis would be my pick. The mind is such a powerful thing, being able to move anything with it would be the ultimate power, in my opinion. That or mind control.
RR: Favorite Comic? (If applicable, of course!)
I love most of the X titles. Sandman is an all-time favorite of mine. The older Teen Titans series is a sentimental favorite. Fables is ah-maze-ing! I’ll stop there because the list could get quite long.
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Let’s thank Leah for taking the time to answer some questions for us today. Be sure to leave her some love!
Leah has decided to giveaway one print copy of her debut novel, The Summer I Became a Nerd!
Debut Author Bash is hosted by the amazing YA Reads!