Rebecca Fox lands a Q&A with YA novelist Melissa Walker prompted by her recent appearance in T, the NY Times fashion supplement, for an article about novels for teenage girls set in the modeling world. Walker explained to Fox that she’s doing what she can to keep it real in her portrayal of the industry:
“It just felt like there was a deeper story to tell than flashbulbs and runways. Also, you’ll notice the heroine doesn’t ever do drugs or adopt an eating disorder; the chaos just swirls around her, so I think that was how I got away with it.”
Her series launched last September with Violet on the Runway, and Violet By Design is out now; the third volume, Violet in Private, ships this August.