1. Tell me the story of how you got into the bizarre, yet interesting world that is the Twilight fandom.Well, it was last December and I’d read the whole series three times over, the DVD wasn’t out yet and I was having a serious Twilight jones. So I was just basically googling Twilight and came across this website Twilighted. I’d always harbored a lot of resentment that SM never included the infamous Missing Moments in Breaking Dawn, so I when I read Vixen1836’s Isle Esme, I was hooked. I’d never even heard of fanfiction, and this whole incredible world just opened up. I like to tell people I came for the smut and stayed for the stories.
2. You choose a rather unconventional story route by featuring Renesmee and Jacob as the main couple. What interested you about these characters that made you want to tell their story?I started writing A Matter of Time because I wanted to see where else the Saga could go. All the elements of my story, Caius’s and Jane’s insurrection as a result of their bitterness at the Volturi stand-off in Forks, a gang of unhappy werewolves because there’s this large group of very young men with immense powers and no place to use them, the love story between Jacob and Renesmee, were there as seeds in Breaking Dawn. It was just a matter of extrapolating what was in Breaking Dawn and going forward a few years.
Once I got into it, I realized there were so many elements to the JxR couple. There’s Renesmee’s early maturation and sexual awakening, and there’s how Jacob can handle the transition of Renesmee from child to lover. Also, there’s a very Romero and Juliet kind of vibe in their eventual love story, because their families are centuries-old enemies.