Abbi Glines can be found hanging out with rock stars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books. She has written: Breathe, The Vincent Boys, Existence, and most recently Because of Low. Predestined (Existence #2) releases 4/3/12 and The Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys #2) releases 6/5/12. If you want to find her then check Twitter first because she has a severe addiction to tweeting @abbiglines. She also blogs regularly but rarely about anything life changing. She also really enjoys talking about herself in third person.
Visit her site: http://www.abbiglines.com/
And now on the the FIVE QUESTIONS
1. As a member of Team Marcus, I’m glad to see that he’s finding love in Because of Low. Did you originally intend on writing Marcus’ story or was this the result of all the Team Marcus readers?
Because of Low was definitely a result of Team Marcus readers. I’d never intended to give him a story when I released Breathe. The Existence Trilogy had been my next big idea.
2. What authors have influenced you the most?
Hmmm…. I’d have to say Jamie McGuire, Ann Brashares and Jennifer Echols
3. What is your solution to writer’s block?
I don’t believe in it. Writer’s block is something writers give a name to when they feel like they don’t have a magic idea or plot. I write daily. EVEN when it stinks, I write it anyway. I can always throw it out tomorrow. Days when I am less creative are just days I have to push myself harder. Giving it a name gives me an excuse to do nothing. Writing is a muscle and must be used daily.
4. What are you reading right now?
Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
5. Finally, Beatles or Rolling Stones?