I had a few really bad years in school, just from not fitting in and being bullied. It was kind of brilliant being a military brat, though, because when you're in that kind of situation, you just think, 'I only have to hang on for another year, because then we'll move. It'll be fine if I can just get out of here.'
All writing and publishing is very difficult, regardless of genre. There are going to be obstacles no matter what.
Grand Central really didn't want me doing anything under my own name but the 'Kitty' novels.
I didn't plan to write YA - I had a story that simply wasn't working as a straight-up fantasy novel.
I wanted to be Carrie Vaughn the awesome writer, not the chick who writes the 'Kitty' books.