Friday, October 25, 2013

Crossroads Blog Tour: Day 6

Can you believe The Crossroads Blog Tour is almost over? Soothe your tears by checking out three spooktacular authors: Amy Christine Parker, Joy Preble and Victoria Scott. Which one has Linkin Park on their writing playlist? Scroll down to find out!

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Based on the synopsis for Gated, Lyla has a robust character arc. Before writing this book, how much of her “later” skills did you have to research? Is research an enjoyable part of the writing process for you?

I mainly researched the beginnings of her character arc, how she could possibly end up where she did at that time and how she would perceive life based on her immersion in this very isolated society called The Community. I love the research part quite a bit, actually. I have to stop myself from going too far down the rabbit hole though because I could easily research to the detriment of the actual writing.

Gated is fresh and new – but you must be working on the next project. Any hints?

I am in the process of going through edits for Gated’s sequel due out next fall and am drafting a completely new idea—one that builds on my interest in contemporaries with elements of horror, paranormal, and thrillers. I like for what I write to feel absolutely possible within the framework of the world we live in right now. This is my sweet spot as a writer.

Newest/Upcoming Release: Gated
Twitter: @amychristinepar

Give us the 140-character pitch for The A Word. How is it different from your other work? 

Jenna and Casey fight a global conglomerate that has weaponized memory drugs with the real potential of controlling human society. Plus Jenna’s got a boyfriend now.  THE A WORD is the sequel to SWEET DEAD LIFE. I’d say it’s my same quirky take on the world. But probably the best book I’ve written to date. I LOVE THE A WORD!!

In the Sweet Dead Life, Jenna has a pretty sweet pair of cowboy boots. What’s the one pair of shoes in your closet you would never give the boot? 

Great question! Actually, my own cowboy boots are keepers, although I am now in search of a second pair, possibly red and square-toed. Cause here in Texas, western-wear is appropriate even if you never climb on a horse!

Newest/Upcoming Release: The A Word
Twitter: @joypreble
Twitter: @karenkincy

You list loud and angry loves as the kind of music that gets you going. Does it accompany your writing? Influence it? List three bands or musicians we might find on your MP3 player.

It accompanies my writing for certain key moments, and yes, it definitely empowers the emotion in the scene. Three bands: Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, System of a Down

If Tella Holloway, the protagonist from Fire and Flood, was given the microphone to dish about you, what would she say? 

She’d say I have great taste in food (we both love Greek food), and she’d list all the great qualities about me without any mention of the bad. Tella is the best friend I think any girl would love to have.

Newest/Upcoming Releases: The Liberator
Twitter: @VictoriaScottYA

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