CM Doporto lives in the great state of Texas with her husband and son enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Redhead Parrot and several fish.
She writes Young Adult and New Adult Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy stories about ordinary women who do extraordinary things, become a heroine, and find love along the way.
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
Element has special meaning to me because it was my husband’s dream that he shared with me. When he told me about his dream, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The next week we went on vacation and when we returned, I had the entire plot and characters written out.
You may ask, what was the dream about? My husband dreamed that every time he came near me his pheromones would change me into a female Hulk. The male Hulk would sense me and come after me. My husband and I were constantly on the run but couldn’t be apart because of the love we had for one another. The problem was if he was near me, I changed, so it made it difficult to be together.
I took that dream and created the plot for Element. I obviously had to come up with something different than the main character turning into a She Hulk, unless I wanted Marvel coming after me. I came up with the idea of the female character turning into the four elements of the earth, with earth being the primary element.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
It took over two years for me to write the story and it went through many, many drafts and a re-structuring to make it an upper young adult book.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
It has to be the ability for my mind to be set free and imagine anything and everything it wants to in order to bring a scene to life.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Editing! I’m horrible when it comes to typos.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
No one. I love my life the way it is now and can do without all the attention and problems famous people experience in their life. Money and fame aren’t everything.
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
A jar of jalepenos that we opened a few months ago. Lol! I guess I better throw it away.
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
Element, Part 2 will be out this summer. I’m currently editing it and will be sending it out to beta readers this month. Readers can definitely expect to see a novella series for The Eslites and also a zombie thriller with a love story called, Flesh Seekers.
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