Interview with Trish Doller, Author of Where the Stars Still Shine

Please welcome Trish Doller to the virtual offices this morning!

[Manga Maniac Café] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Trish Doller] I write books for young adults. Or whoever wants to read them, really. Maybe you. I like dogs, Doctor Who, and drink too much caffeine.

[Manga Maniac Café] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the Where the Stars Still Shine?

[Trish Doller] It started with a visit to Tarpon Springs–the real life setting for the book–which has a very conspicuous Greek American population. As I walked through the sponge docks area among gift shops, Greek restaurants, and people who were speaking the language as if they’d just arrived from Greece, I wondered what it would feel like to be dropped in the middle of Tarpon Springs. When I started thinking about the character I wanted to drop into this little pocket of Greek culture, Callie came to life.

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