Brooke Winn
Brooke Winn asked Miranda Kenneally:

I love your books so much, I can't get enough! They are so amazing! My favorite is Catching Jordan because I'm like a total tom-boy. I love sports and love romance so it was like a perfect book for me. My Question….. Where did you get your inspiration and ideas of the Hundred Oaks Series?

Miranda Kenneally For each book I write, I want to feature a different kind of girl. I don't want to write the same book over and over. I want my books to appeal to a wide range of girls, so by writing different types of girls, I am hopeful girls will be able to relate to at least one of my characters. I get inspiration from all over the place. One of the first things I do when I come up with a book idea is to go around and ask people for their first thoughts on the subject. For instance, when I was writing a book about football, I asked friends and family the first thing that came to mind when I said the word "football." Sometimes I would use their ideas and memories in my book. I also read magazines, look at pictures, and watch TV to get inspiration. In order to learn how to write, I spent a lot of time reading YA books in general. This helped me learn what I like and what I don't like, and how to write plot arcs. Thank you for the question!

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