Welcome friends to my fourth author interview as a part of my Novel19 Class! This year I wanted to do something to help boost new author voices and stories, and this is a project that I am really excited about! For more information about my Novel19 Class and the other five books that I’ve chosen, please check out my announcement post.
“I wrote Tarnished for myself. I wrote it for the teen version of myself who didn’t know she could be aromantic, asexual, and also queer; I wrote it for the version of myself who existed while I was writing the book–so afraid of my own identity and of writing it wrong; and I also wrote it for the version of myself I hadn’t met yet, the version that exists now who is confident in her identity and proud to have written about it. Identity is a journey, not a destination, and this book made this leg of the journey possible. I hope it helps others on their own identity journeys and makes them feel like they belong.”