MFT Guest: Inara Scott (Delcroix Academy)

Today for My Favorite Things I have Inara Scott on for an interview.  Inara is a local author I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a few times.  She’s an awesome person as well as a fantastic writer!


Welcome to the My Favorite Things Event!

Can you tell us 5 things about Delcroix Academy: The Candidates that you think best describes it?

Mystery, romance, self-discovery, super powers, no easy answers.  

And can you tell us 10 things about yourself so we can get to know you better?

Ten things? I’m not sure I can think of 5 interesting things about me! But here goes…
1. I hate the cold.
2. My name means mermaid.
3. I’m Latvian.
4. I believe in Happily Ever After
5. I’m embarrasingly in love with my husband.
6. I have two amazing kids.
7. I have a little white dog named Rosco who sits on my lap while I write.
8. I am a geek.
9. I have dark blonde hair and am terribly vain about the fact that it’s natural.
10. I refuse to read books with sad endings. 

How did the idea for Delcroix Academy come to you?

I love science fiction and fantasy, and was noticing that all my favorite books had very clear good guys and bad guys. I wanted to write a book where things weren’t so clear — where the good and bad were all mixed up together. Kinda like high school. 😉 

If you could meet any author (dead or alive) who would you want to meet?

Anne Lamott. I love her essays, and think Bird by Bird is the best writing memoir ever.  

What is one book your constantly recommending to people?

My favorite books are the Dragonriders of Pern series (Anne McCaffrey) and David Eddings’ Belgariad. I heartily recommend both series to anyone, young or old. 

If you could travel to one place in the whole world where would you travel to?

New Zealand

If you could have one superpower what would you pick?


What do you have planned for the future? How many books are planned for Delcroix Academy and do you have any other projects your allowed to share?

So far, we’ve just got one more Delcroix book in the works, but I’ve got a third one outlined and am hoping to start writing it soon. I am also just finishing up another YA that I’m really excited about. Like Delcroix, it’s got mystery and romance, but unlike Delcroix, there are a few dead bodies involved. 😉  Hope to be able to share more about it soon!! 

Thanks for stopping by Inara!

Thank you Candace!!  

 You can find Inara Scott on her website:

Delcroix Academy: The Candidates

Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that’s not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia’s mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just … happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to people, believing this way she can suppress her powers and keep them hidden.
When recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy offer her a full scholarship, Dancia fears her days of living under the radar may be over. But Delcroix is a school for diplomats’ kids and child geniuses — why are they treating Dancia like she’s special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make her feel welcome. And then there’s her mysterious new friend Jack, who can’t stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at Delcroix, and he wants Dancia to help him figure out what…But neither Jack or
Dancia could have imagined what’s really going on behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

 This is just the beginning of this great event!  For the schedule of The Favorite Things event check out the schedule post.  And make sure you head over to My Bookish Ways to see what she has going on today as well! 

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  1. Yay for dead bodies! Is that weird to say? I love a story with a few dead bodies though. It adds a sense of instant mystery.

    Great interview! Others have told me to read The Dragonriders of Pern, but I’ve yet to check out the series. I’ll try to change that soon.

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