On February 16, 2012, Karla had this to say: Do we ever get to find out what happened to Ben?

Answer: YES! Many, many questions will be answered including what happened to Ben, in GATES OF PARADISE which I am writing now.

On February 16, 2012, Jackie Valiente had this to say: Do you travel to those cities the books take place in? Or is it a lot of research?

Answer: Yes, I travel to the cities when I can, and I also hire a local research assistant who helps me with getting the details correct.

On February 16, 2012, Annabelle had this to say: When writing do you lay out a clear point to reach, that is set in stone, (e.g. Schuyler + Jack bonding or Cordelia dying) or do you not know what will happen until you finish writing?

Answer: For Blue Bloods, I always knew what was going to happen and then I write to build the scene. But it’s an organic process, I try out lots of different scenarios in my head and once I pick one, that’s the one that gets written. But I usually know all the big plot points.

Also, I noticed you guys were apologizing for the anticipation about Gates of Paradise. No need to apologize at all! How psyched am I that you are all waiting to read it?? It’s totally fine to be impatient, I get it. 🙂