Oct 6, 2010

Austin Teen Book Fest Interviews & Giveaway!

For those of you who couldn't make the #ATxTBF, I thought I would post some of the questions and answers that were posed during the panel discussion with Sophie Jordan, Kiersten White, Melissa de la Cruz, and Nancy Werlin.

What were some working titles for your book that were scratched?
Sophie Jordan - Amber - anything having to do with fire
Kiersten White - It was always Paranormalcy. The title for book 2 has changed. Book #3 was Supernaturally, but now that is the title to book 2.

What was your favorite book growing up?
Melissa de la Cruz - Lord of the Rings
Nancy Werlin - Harriet the Spy

Who would you want to play your main character if your book was a movie?
Kiersten White - Taylor Swift or AnnaSophie Robb
Sophie Jordon - a young Milla Jovovich
Nancy Werlin - I really can't picture anyone - I don't let my mind go there.

What is your favorite writing snack?
Melissa de la Cruz - It used to be cigarettes
Kiersten Jordan - Dr. Pepper

What did you buy with your first advance?
Sophie Jordan - built a patio in the backyard
Kiersten White - a car

Will we learn more about why Jacinda's twin sister Tamra didn't manifest in Banished (Firelight 2)?
Yes, you will, but I can't say anymore.

What led you to write Paranormalcy?
I was really bored. Someone said to write a vampire book, and I asked Why? People were already writing vampire books. I thought to myself, what could I do differently? What if they didn't want to kill the vampires?

How do you write so well?
Nancy Werlin - By writing a lot of crap!

Any spoilers?
Sophie Jordan - in Banished (Firelight 2), Jacinda will spend 1/2 of the time back at the pride where she has trouble getting along with Cassian's sister. Cassian's sister is a Visio Crypter - she can blend into her surrounding like a chameleon. In a sense, she is invisible. She's also a big brat!

Nancy Werlin - I am writing a book about death that will tie in Impossible and Extraordinary.

Melissa de la Cruz - Kingsley isn't dead!

Kiersten White - Evie spends a lot of time in the faerie world in Supernaturally (Paranormalcy 2).

With the authors....

Okay, now for the giveaway! Up for grabs is major swag from the festival. 

Sophie Jordan - bookmark, book announcement, and sticker of Firelight
Kiersten White - bookmark of Paranormalcy
Nancy Werlin - 2 bookmarks - Impossible and Extraordinary
James Dashner - sneak peak of The Scorch Trials and a SIGNED bookmark of Maze Runner
Susane Colassanti - Waiting For You announcement, Take Me There announcement, & a SIGNED Something Like Fate announcement

...but wait, there's more! I am also throwing in 2 galley's that I picked up at the festival. Rich and Mad by William Nicholson and Virgin Terriroty by James Lecesne. 

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Good luck! 

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