5 MORE Things You Didn’t Know about Diabolic Author S. K. Kincaid

September 16, 2016
The Riveted Team
YA Fiction Is Our Addiction

Okay, we’re making progress: we’re down to 46 days to go until The Diabolic goes on sale (November 1). That may still sound like a long time but luckily, we’re here to help tide you over.

Last week, author S. J. Kincaid shared 5 facts about herself. Curious what her initials stand for? What her writing process is? Who’s her sister? It’s all here. This week, S. J. is sharing 5 more tidbits about herself and The Diabolic. Enjoy!

If you haven’t started reading yet, dive into the teaser excerpt. And while you wait for the full book, don’t miss the animated cover .GIF and trailer, they’ll help hold you over. And of course, if you just can’t contain your excitement any longer, drop us a note in the comments! We can barely wait either.



I’ve had the same best friend since I was four years old. I spent all of second grade trying to convince her I was a martian. She never believed it.


I took piano for five years yet never learned how to read notes. It was a piano method where you memorize songs and you’re basically expected to absorb knowledge of the notes while doing that, but I was so musically ungifted, I never did so. My mother blamed my Super Nintendo for it—she believed it was rotting my brain. In truth, I just never practiced piano, hence was terrible at it.


I did NaNoWriMo in August once, a sort of personal AuGoWriMo. Since I was making the story up as I went along, I reached the end with no idea how to finish the book. I just had the protagonist jump off a cliff. Needless to say, that book did not sell and I always plot now.


I went through a few different iterations of a male main character in THE DIABOLIC, first making him villainous, then ambiguously villainous, then basically a good guy with some shady tendencies. Last one is the best.


In the first draft of THE DIABOLIC, I set it billions of years in the future when our sun was already a red giant that has consumed the Earth, then I changed my mind, set it a few thousand years from now, and in a place far, far away from Earth.