Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Featured Interview with Ransom Riggs

The interview featured today is from Ransom Riggs: filmmaker, photographer, and author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  

Can we just . . . can I . . . Oh.  My.  Gosh.  Can someone please pass me a fan for the vapors I'm catching right now?  I told y'all I was going to be majorly fangirling this week.  I am not too old for this, I swear! 

Now, let's get into this interview.  

Ransom Riggs
What one thing do you need to have when you write?

Silence. My noise-cancelling headphones have become almost essential.

What is the hardest line to write:  the first or the last?

The first. I rewrite and rewrite it a million times. The last comes easy.

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.

I’m six foot four. 
I lived on a working farm until I was five. 
I used to know how to cook Indian food but now I’ve forgotten. 
I love documentaries. 
One day I will conquer the moon.

What are you working on now?

A novel for Little, Brown the plot of which is SECRET! (Sort of, for now. But I’m really excited about it.)

What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?

Oh, definitely YA to write in. I read everything, lots of YA, lots of adult, nonfiction of all sorts. I even read poetry when I’m feeling ambitious. I think it’s crucial to have lots of different influences. If you only read in the genre you write in, your writing will sound like everything else that’s already out there.

Find Ransom Riggs here:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Interview with Author Rainbow Rowell

YALLFest interview with Rainbow Rowell, author of books such as Eleanor and Park (an amazing read!) and the recently released, Fangirl.

Rainbow Rowell

What one thing do you need to have when you write?

Lip balm.

Describe your book, Fangirl, in 5 words.
Earnest, snowy, swoony, minty, bookish.

What is the hardest line to write, the first or the last?

THE FIRST! The whole first page is a nightmare. I want people to just skip it. And I always end u rewriting it.

Best writing tip you ever received?
“Just finish your book.”

What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt. I think it would have made me feel less alone.

Where's your favorite place to write?
At coffeeshops. In giant overstuffed chairs.

What are you working on now?
I’m revising my adult novel, Landline, which comes out in spring 2014, and playing with a romantic/political/tragicomic fantasy.

What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
I write mostly contemporary. I read mostly fantasy.

At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?

All of my ideas are full-length novels. I have a hard time narrowing my scope.

Where you can find Rainbow:

            Click on each title to check out Rainbow Rowell's books. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blog Tour! Morgan Jane Mitchell's Sanguis City

The first full length novel in the adult paranormal romance series with an
urban fantasy edge, Sanguis City.

**For Mature Audiences Only**

Ever wonder what happens after the world ends?

Lilanoir Rue did.  A mere by product of the destruction, she never knew what
happened before hand either.  Banished from the only place she called home,
the Human Reservation, she wipes her tears and never looks back.
In a world gone dead, life has never been so good, for some. While others
live in chaos, the chosen call Sanguis City home. The rich and powerful
found a way to survive The End and enjoy every minute of it, for eternity.
On the brink of a gruesome death from starvation, disease or a hungry
mutant, humans flock to sell their blood for peace.

The city of blood, made for and by vampires, welcomes Noir; her kind are in
high demand. Neither Human nor Vampire, Bleeders take care of the city in
the daylight. Draining humans by day and dating Vampires at night leaves
Noir little time to think about her past, or much else, until it finds her.
Three years in the city has earned her a promising career, future and just
maybe a love life. Noir's chaotic life is finally on the right track. When
Noir falls for her sexy new Professor, an Authentic Vampire she also falls
into a web of nightmares. Unable to escape painful memories, she uncovers
more than her own secrets. Some secrets just won't stay dead, and others are
bound to kill her.

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