Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she abandoned in favour of storytelling when her husband enrolled her in a writing class for her 24th birthday. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, watching crime dramas on TV or fulfilling her mission to taste every flavour of ice-cream under the sun. She is the author of the bestselling 'Hush, Hush' Saga, the first of which debuted as a New York Times best-seller. She lives in Colorado, the lone girl in a house filled with boys.
Author's Comment: Q) What was your creation process for 'Hush, Hush'? Meaning, what was the original nugget that inspired the book - the character, the story? How did it develop/evolve from there?
A) I started writing Hush, Hush six years ago, so it's hard for me to remember how everything unfolded. I'd just finished reading 'The Outsiders' by S.E. Hinton and it brought up all kinds of memories from my own high school years. When I sat down to write 'Hush, Hush', my brain was juggling several of those memories, including a memory of sitting in tenth-grade biology and having my teacher ask me to name, in front of the entire class, characteristics I'd be attracted to in a mate. Talk about awkward! There's a very similar scene in 'Hush, Hush', and it was one of the first I wrote.