@MiaMamone: Will Xander be playing a large role in Crossed?
@Booksatruestory: What other YA dystopian novels have influenced you (if any)? Giver by Lois Lowry reminds me of Matched. Have you read it?
@YABookQueen: Why did you decide to write in dual POV’s (Cassia and Ky) for Crossed?
@JJiReads: How did you come up with the idea of The Society?
@peachandblue: Do you know how the series is gonna end?
@whoaaitskristi: Are there any scenes or characters that didn’t end up in published version of Matched? Anything you can share?
@beachtwin110: We just finished Fahrenheit 451 in Language Arts. What elements influenced you?
@melissa1lbr: I’m wondering if we learn in Crossed how Ky’s image made it onto her screen
@Yume_Kai: Was there an influence for the beautiful name Cassia?
@robbiebear03: Is the deal with some people being immune to the pill’s effects going to be explained soon?
@youngbooklove: Who would be your crush, Xander or Ky?
@JJiReads: do you think “matching” and “sorting” would be beneficial in some real life applications?
@beachtwin110: how do you outline (if you do)? do you believe in writing chronologically or out of order?
@nikkipickles45: What was your favorite part about writing Crossed?
@peachandblue: do you already have a title picked out for book three?
@xoDori: Is there really going to be a MATCHED movie?
@miamamone: Will there be another wise, thoughtful figure, someone like Cassia’s Grandfather, in Crossed?
@GSpiegelerbooks: what we can expect in the next book?
@Megzarooni: Who is your favourite charater(s) to write about?
@XoDori: are you working on the 3rd book to the MATCHED series already?
@Raidswindmills: What part of the Society do you personally find most haunting?
@mientraslees: What do you know about the upcoming movie adaptation of your novel? Any news?
@forsomebody: How do you organize all of the information for your novels? Do you have special notebooks, or do you just go with the flow?
@XoDori: are you team Ky or team Xander?
@WeLoveDystopian:I have a fictional crush on Ky I love that he is artsy. Do you have crushes on any fictional book characters?
@GopherLibrarian: What made you decide on 100 books, songs, etc. Do you actually have a list of what they are?
@YABookQueen: Which supporting/secondary character was your favorite to write in Matched or Crossed?
@EverafterEsther: I loved the 2 POVs in Crossed; I wonder if you found it hard to write switching from Cassia to Ky’s POV?
@Mockingjaypin: How did you pick your character’s names?
@AnnaLindsey: Do you use any particular writing software to organize your thoughts, or do you go old school with pen and paper?
@tarajan98: Where did you get the idea for the society controlling all aspects of peoples lives?
@peachandblue: what color do you hope the cover of book three will be?
@whoaaitskristi: What would you say came first for you: the storyline or the characters? Or some blend of both?
@beachtwin110: Thanks! I write out of order and was wondering if it might end up disorganized but yours is so polished! Helped a lot.
@xoDori: what inspired you to write MATCHED?
@melissa1lbr: I know you said Crossed has scenes set in S. Utah – any particular locations that make an appearance?
@xoDori: what’s your fave scene from MATCHED?
@ShadowGirl_: When are we going to find out the title of book 3?
@Megzaroonie: Where did you get the idea of having people only live to 80?
@JJiReads: how do you feel abt the current trend of movies based on YA lit? Do you think it encourages teens to read more?
@nikkipickles45: What is it like writing about a futuristic society?
@MelysahBunting: Is Cassia based on you? Were you to be Matched so to speak? A “based on a true story?”
@YABookQueen: When it comes to characters, do you usually know their names first or their personalities?
@WeLoveDystopian: I loved seeing the poems/quotes throughout Matched. Will you continue using these in Crossed & book three?
@forsomebody: Will the love triangle between Cassia, Xander, and Ky continue throughout the rest of the trilogy?
@vbartles: Are any of your characters based on people you know in real life?
@xoDori: is there a playlist you made to help inspire certain parts of MATCHED/CROSSED?
@GSpiegelerBooks: what inspired you to write about dystopia?
@xoDori: what do you do when you have writers block?
@miamamone: Did any of your own children inspire Bram’s character, or others in Crossed?
@danica_page: What was the most rewarding part of writing Matched?
@Emwatkins: When you first starting writing this trilogy, did you already have most events planned and what was going to happen in each book?
@peachandblue: do you listen to music or something when you write?
@Megzarooni: lf you lived in the Society what would your artifact and banquet dress be?
@xoDori: were the characters inspired somewhat by people you actually know?
@EverafterEsther: any reason you picked a green dress for Cassia to wear to her Matched banquet?
@whoaaitskristi: Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
@aliciaisakimi: Why did you choose blue for the cover of crossed?
@DeathStarPsycho: When trying to get your 1st book published, did you get rejected? If so, how many times?
@xoDori: how did you come with the names Cassia, Ky and Xander?
@CaryCheyenneXO: Who’s your favorite character that you’ve written?
@Nikkipickles45: What was your inspiration behind Matched? Where did you get the ideas for the book?
@miamamone: Have you read Delirium? I feel like that world is a crossover between Matched and The Hunger Games.
@MelysahBunting: If you could be Matched to a celebrity, who’d it be?
@xoDori: how is there going to be a cliff hanger ending in CROSSED?
@paperreader: Does the Enemy have something to do with pre-Society, or is the Enemy just that – an antagonistic group?
@nikkipickles45: Who is your favorite character and why?
@GSpiegelerBooks: Where do you get names for your characters? That would help me a lot!
@WeLoveDystopian: Am I right in thinking the Society has ulterior motives for collecting samples for the Biol.Preservation Dept?
@jenni_elyse: Do you have any plans for future series or books once Matched is complete? If so, can you tell us a little about them?
@GopherLibrarian: I think reading dystopia can be like learning from your mistakes before they’re actually made
@aliciasakimi: Out of all the genres out there why did you chose to write dystopian?
@melissa1lbr: Any particularly trends in our society that have you thinking we’re headed for a dystopian future of some sort?
@JJiReads: did you always know Matched was going to be a trilogy, since you thought up the idea of the book?
@peachandblue: are you working on anything after the Matched trilogy?
@Megzarooni: I love the idea of the three tablets! How did you come up with them and did they originally do what they do now?
@xoDori: do you have a preferred snack to eat while writing like other authors do?
@nikkipickles45: Did anyone inspire Cassia’s character?
@xoDori: When writing MATCHED did you know you wanted the main character to have a love triangle dilemma?
@EverafterEsther: you probably can’t answer this yet but does Cassia ever take the red tablet? (not whether it works on her or not)
@xoDori: would you ever do a novel with a diff POV? Like a novel of how Ky or Xander felt? Or Grandfather before he died?
@MelysahBunting: What was your inspiration for the location of Oria and other Provinces, or did you just imagine them up?
@whoaaitskristi: If you had to work out the details for an entire novel, which would you choose to help: post-its or flash cards?
@GSpiegelerBooks: Any advice for young writers?
@Megzarooni: What is your most memorable experience as an author?
@MLitteral: what are you hoping people will like about the next book
@nikkipickles45: If there was one thing you could change about Matched, something you didn’t want to happen but did, what would it be?
@xoDori: are you doing a book tour for CROSSED?
@GSpiegelerBooks:when you write you hear your characters voice?
@DeathStarPsycho: Do you use paper or a computer to write
@JJiReads: do you have any actors in mind you’d like to play Cassia and Ky?
@ShadowGirl_: Will we learn more about Ky’s mysterious background in #Crossed?
@elaraesque: Has the Society found a way to control the weather yet? What exactly don’t they have control of yet?
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