Author M. L. Sparrow

M. L. Sparrow is a young author with an already impressive number of books under her belt. Ghetto, is a YA dystopian romance novel.


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The Interview

1. Tell us about yourself and your work.


I write under M L Sparrow and I’m a 23 year old from Sussex (England), currently living in Tokyo, soon to be Hong Kong. I’ve always wanted to be an author, except when I was very little and I wanted to have a farm, and have been writing since I was a child. I love writing in all different genres and currently have two sci-fi YA books out, a YA coming-of-age novella, an eco-fiction, a romantic fantasy, a dark erotica and the first two books in my contemporary romance series, What Happens on Campus.

2. What other artists, authors, or creators have influenced you?


My three favourite authors are Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh, and Cherise Sinclair. I love their work and their stories always inspire me. I also enjoy listening to music when I write and I find movies and photography influence my work. 


3. What are you working on now?


I’m currently working on a few things. The third book in my What Happens on Campus series, Friend, is underway, so hopefully you’ll have Terri and Jet’s story sometime next year. I’ve also started work on The Boy Next Door, a YA m/m romance, and a YA thriller which is currently unnamed. 


4. How do you select the names of your characters?


Naming my characters is one of my favourite parts of developing them. I enjoy finding something that fits the character and also sounds awesome. It’s like picking a name for your baby! 


5. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?


Yes, I like to read my reviews. If they’re good, great, it’s wonderful to hear that people like your work! If they’re bad then I like to take it as constructive criticism. I realise that not everyone is going to like my work, so I let the negative reviews roll off my back. 


6. Do you miss any of the characters you’ve killed off?


Definitely! I don’t want to reveal too much, but if you’ve read The Demon Inside, you’ll know whose death I really, really regret, though I stand by my decision as the author because it was an awesome ending! 


7. As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?


I’ve always wanted to be an author, even when I was young - probably because I’ve always loved reading. I used to fill notebooks with cute animal stories! I think I may even still have some of them. However, when I was very, very young I wanted to be a farmer. If I ever make enough money to buy a piece of land, I may still do it, though it would be a rescue farm rather than a working one. 


8. What is your favorite quote?


I have ‘Decide what to be and go be it’, by The Avett Brothers, tattooed on my forearm.


When I feel like my writing is going nowhere, or that I’m not making any progress, I look at it and it reminds me to keep writing because I’ve decided to be an author and I won’t stop until I’ve made a career out of it.


9. If you could be a character in any novel you've ever read, who would you be and why?


I would be one of Kresley Cole’s kick-ass heroines from her Immortals After Dark series. Honestly, I’d be any of them, but my favourite is Mari from Wicked Deeds on a Winter Night. Not only is she a witch with amazing powers, but she also has the love of a gorgeous, immortal werewolf!