Graceanne “Gracie” Dix is a high school author.
She has been writing since she could hold a pencil.
When Gracie isn’t writing, she can be found singing, creating art, in the theatre, volunteering, or playing tennis. She loves to travel and is a loyal friend. Gracie lives in Dallas, Texas with her parents, Richard and Jennifer, her brother, Nate, whenever he is home from college, and her beloved dogs, Snowball and Sandcastle “Sandy.”
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AUTHOR Q&A WITH GRACIE DIX
3 key inspirations behind the novel.
I love fantasy. It’s amazing to slip into magical worlds and go on awesome adventures. In Welcome to Superhero School, I want to give my readers that sense of escape and excitement.
Plus, superheroes are the best. I’ve always wished I had superpowers, so I knew I wanted to include them in my book.
I want my readers to remember that everyone is unique and that is not just okay, it is fantastic! Your differences are what make you special. Don’t waste time trying to fit in or be what you think other people are looking for. Be yourself and be proud of who you are!
Introduce your main characters to us!
There are a lot of big personalities in Welcome to Superhero School, and a lot of different powers, which makes it really fun to read. Two of the main characters are twins Oliver and Jessica Fletcher. Among other things, Oliver can fly and Jess has an amazing force field she generates. You can read all about how they got their powers and ended up at Superhero School in their prequel, Journey to Superhero School.
Do you snack on anything or drink tea/coffee while you write?
I love hot cocoa!
Best writing advice for other teen authors?
Find something that you’re interested in and start writing. If it’s a short story, or a poem, great. Just start. If you decide to leave the story unfinished and start something else, that’s okay too. Just keep writing. I love talking to young authors on Instagram, so feel free to PM me if you want more advice: @gracie.dix.author
Favourite scene to write?
Oh, that is a really hard question. I love the scene that inspired the cover. I wrote a post about it on my blog (graciedix.com).
Favourite part of the book to write: beginning, middle, or end?
I always love starting a new story.
How long does it take you to write a first draft?
It probably took me about a year to write the first draft of Welcome to Superhero School. I’m still in high school so I had to do it in my spare time.
Can you tell us one secret fact about your next project?
There is a game show that Oliver, Jess and their friends love to watch. They are so excited when they get invited to participate, but there may be more to the invitation than they realize.
What’s your favourite part of being an author?
It’s really awesome when I hear about kids who love my books, especially reluctant readers. Even better is when I hear from my readers – fan mail is the very best mail!
What superpower do you wish you had?
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