Stacey Lee is the author of UNDER A PAINTED SKY and OUTRUN THE MOON (May, 2016). She is a fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul.
I've read that that writers write from the age they feel stuck in or that they still have unfinished business in. Which means, I probably have a lot of issues that need working out leftover from my teens! Also, I really love reading YA as it's so full of awkward and yet character-defining moments.
I do mostly audiobooks nowadays, which means I read in the car or while I take a walk.
What draws you to a book?
I'm always looking for diverse fiction. I also love a good sea-faring book, and a little bit of magic.
Do you ever reread books?
Yes! I think we reread books because of the way they make us feel. When a reader tells me they want to reread my book, I feel like I've succeeding in creating a world in which they want to be a part.
LA Meyer's BLOODY JACK series -- Meyer was a master of voice. I love anything by Markus Zusak.
Which books do you find yourself recommending over and over again?
I've been recommending Robin LaFevers' GRAVE MERCY a lot lately; I also loved Yangsze Choo's THE GHOST BRIDE. I love historical and historical fantasy.