Author Interview with Kat Mellon
I’m hosting an interview with author Kat Mellon today, the author of literary fiction novel “Creation”. Thank you for answering my questions, Kat!
1) When did you know you wanted to become an author?
I didn’t always know I wanted to become a writer. For the longest time, I had myself convinced I was going to be a college basketball player or a rock star. The realization that writing is awesome came when I wrote my first novel in high school.
2) Where did you get the inspiration from for Creation?
Both Ayn Rand’s Anthem and Kazuo Ichiguro’s Never Let Me Go had a huge influence on Creation. “The Gallery” of Never Let Me Go stuck with me long after I read the book, as did Rand’s discussion of Ego and the concept of self. Although I wasn’t conscious of it at the time, Creation also follows Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave, which entreats mankind to seek enlightenment and truth no matter how frightening the journey may be.
(Also: a dream involving Robert Pattinson!)
It took seven months of on-and-off writing to complete Creation.
4) What is your editing process like?
Depends on the book! Creation’s editing process was straight-forward (surface-editing only). My other projects go through additional rounds of editing for things such as character/plot/theme development and pacing.
5) What was the most challenging part about writing Creation?
Having the discipline to work on and finish the manuscript!
In an ideal world, I’ll wrap up revisions on my latest project (see below) and have a rewritten draft of a previously self-published novel by the end of the year.
7) Are you working on something right now? If so, can you tell us more about it?
I’m currently working on a literary fiction novel titled Flowers When You’re Dead. It involves a socially isolated nineteen-year-old guy, art therapy, and a vintage shop. You can learn more about it at fwydbook.blogspot.com.
Author: Kat Mellon
Genre: Literary Fiction
Who owns what you create?
Creation is a provocative exploration of what it means to be free. Set in a dystopian future where creativity is exclusively harnessed for the greater good, two artistically talented individuals remind us all never to take for granted the product of our own work and imagination.
Creation is inspired by Ayn Rand’s Anthem and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.
Kat is a young author living in Fort Collins, CO. She graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a BA in English at age nineteen and is a master of procrastination and pizza eating. She will soon query agents with her biggest and baddest novel, Flowers When You’re Dead.
Main Website: katmellon.com
YA Trilogy Website: ataviststrilogy.com
Flowers When You’re Dead: fwydbook.blogspot.com
Writing & Design Services: katmauvais.com