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.