here for my review) She has also written The Classroom, which come out in June, and Busted, which she is still working on.
Me: Where did you get the idea for Ditched?
Robin Mellom: I wanted to write a humorous teen book. Some of it is based off of personal experience, and I got some disastrous prom stories from other people.
Me: Did you want to be a writer growing up?
RM: Yes. I wanted to be the next Judy Bloom
Me: How long did it take you to write Ditched?
RM: 6 months
Me: Did you plan before you started writing?
RM: No, I just came up with the idea and started writing.
Me: Did you base any of the characters off of yourself?
RM: Justina has a similar personality to me; she worries a lot about what other people think.
Me: How much of an impact did your editor have on your book?
RM: My editor helped me with the romance and figuring out what Ian and Justina meant to each other.
Me: If Ditched was turned into a movie, who would you want to play Justina?
RM: Victoria Justice, because she looks similar to Justina.