BBB: What inspired you to become an author?
CP: I've always had a great love of books, and I've always written, but it was more of a hobby. When my daughters developed a love for the Harry potter series I began to follow along and got very interested in the YA fantasy genre. It was when the genre became saturated with vampire books that I felt we needed to return to the wizards and magical creature, and let me to the idea of Destiny Revealed, book one in the destiny trilogy.
CP: The idea came out of a want to write something for kids and teens that would allow them to stretch their imagination. I wanted to do something with wizards, but I also wanted to show a close family. All of these stories that are out seem to have missing parents, almost always they are dead. I wanted to show the love of family as the driving force for the story.
BBB: Tell us about your main characters, Jack and Maddie.
CP: The main characters are 13 year old twins Jack and Maddie Austin and they are thrust into a world of wizards and magic, a world they never knew existed. Maddie is the smart one, she analyzes everything and is very cautious, also naïve. Jack is headstrong, bossy, a bit of a brat. he knows what he wants and he is focused on his goal, no matter what. they are very nice compliment to each other.
CP: Book two in the series is in the editing process and I have begun a rough draft of book three. I also would like to do a series of books about a teenage detective who is a psychic and is aided in his investigations by a ghost.
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
CP: Readers can visit my facebook page www.facebook.com/authorcrispasqueralle
Follow me on Twitter @cpasqueralle
I also have video that explains why I choose to write for children and why I feel it's important for them to develop a love of reading.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nNq9DbY0A