Where were you born and where do you call home? I was born in Mesa, Arizona. I left when I was 4 and spent the majority of my life in first, Denver, then Detroit, and then Los Angeles (with many other places in between.) I finally moved back to Arizona about 3 years ago and I think I’m here to stay.
List 3 of your all time favorite books? The Host by Stephenie Meyer, Graceling by Kristin Cashore and Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Do you have plans for a new book? Yes! My next book Chameleon comes out summer 2013. It’s about a girl who learns that she is a brand new type of supernatural race and that she’s destined to save the entire world. (No pressure, right?) As if that weren’t enough, the prophecy that claims she is the chosen one also says there’s a good chance she could go Darth Vader on everyone. It says that only “true love” will keep her from turning evil. Too bad she has no idea who her true love is.
Is this book part of a series? Yes! It’s the first in a 4-book paranormal romance series, and I am so excited to finally share my fantasy side with everyone!
How did you come up with the title and cover design? In the book, Val wears a “V” necklace. It stands for Valerie, but when she announces her virginity to the entire school people tease her and say the V stands for Virgin. Thus: V is for Virgin. The concept of the necklace being the “V” in the title on the cover was mine. I’d always pictured that being the cover. Then the creative genius that is my husband brought that concept to life even better than I’d pictured it. V is my favorite of all my covers. I love it!
Do you have a book trailer? Not for V is for Virgin. Though I have an idea for one that I’d eventually like to film if I can. But I have an AWESOME one for my book Being Jamie Baker. You can check it out on my blog here: http://www.kellyoram.com/p/being-jamie-baker-book-trailer.html
Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? I didn’t think it would happen, but I have become a kindle addict in the last year. If I can I will always choose my ereader over a print book now.
Have you ever read a book more than once? All the time. I’ll read my favorites over and over again.
Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? The Lord of the Rings movies. I love the story, but I’m not big on Tolkien’s writing. (I am way too ADD for all that description!)
What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)? I just finished Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved #3) by Cate Tiernan in ebook, and I am about to start Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick in hardcover.
What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing? The more you read the better you’ll write. Also, there is a difference between story and plot. A good novel needs both.