Gavin: Hello, Meli. How are you?
Me: I'm alright.
Gavin: Okay, let's get started. What made you decide to write "Always, and was that always going to be the tile?
Me: I guess I wanted to write a story about the abuse that goes on in the LGBTQ community that either goes unnoticed or ignored. I also wanted to promote awareness. Just because you don't see it happening doesn't mean it's not happening.
Originally the tile was going to be igconai, which means, always in Irish.
Gavin: What is up with Ella? She seems to be a jerk.
Me: Ella. Well, there's more to Ella than meets the eye. I think she wants to believe Leeanne, but right now, she still doesn't get that her sister is in a situation. So, she's coming from this place of protecting her sister. Right now, she believes that Leeanne is trying to get between her sister and girlfriend.
Gavin: How challenging was it for you to write?
Me: It was a bit challenging because I was a little scared to even step one foot outside of my comfort zone.
Gavin: Do I detect that there may be a romance blossoming between Leanne and Nicola?
Me: I guess you'll have to keep reading to find out.
Gavin: Meli, thank you for your time and for sharing your world with us.