Friday, March 23, 2012

YA Author Interview: Stephanie Thomas!


Author Name: Stephanie Thomas           
 Title: Luminosity from the Raven Chronicles Series
Release Date: Fall 2012
My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.
The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me. 
But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I'm falling in love with him. He says they're coming. He says they're angry. And I think I've already helped them win.

Book Talk/Character Talk



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Describe your book in one word:


Cast your heroine:

Elizabeth Gillies

Cast your hero:

Logan Lerman

Describe your heroine in three words:

Calm, relentless leader

Describe your hero in three words:

Stubborn, warm, reliable

Favorite line by your heroine:
“What if all we can do is see these things happening, but none of us can actually stop it?”

Favorite line by your hero:

“I don’t want to lose you, Beatrice. And it’s getting easier every day for us to lose each other.”

How would your heroine describe your hero when she first meets him?:

She’d describe Gabe as always been too level-headed, but her best friend and closest confidant.

How would your hero describe your heroine when he first meets her?:

He’d probably describe her as standing out from the others in some way, though he doesn’t quite know what it is.

Choose an on-screen kiss that best illustrates the intensity between these two characters:

I like the final kiss scene between Jamal and Latika in Slumdog Millionaire because it is an accumulation of years of a faithful, unbreakable and undeniable friendship that blossoms into so much more.


Author Talk

Why do you write in the genre you write?:

I’ve taught high school and middle school English, and I really wanted to write something that my students would be able to enjoy. I think YA is fun, and after writing historical fiction, it’s nice to take a break from research and make up your own worlds instead.

What other genres would you consider and why?: 

When I am not writing YA, I write historical women’s fiction, because I love to tell stories of strong women faced with difficult, life changing events that will not only change them, but will change history as well.

Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:

I’ll be working on the rest of The Raven Chronicles series, and then after that, I have an idea for a new book that has something to do with zombies that aren’t really zombies. Figure that one out!


  1. Your pic makes you look like a Young Adult! But I guess it's deceiving if you teach middle school English.

    I love reading y/a and m/g. The blurb sounds like something I'd like. Thx for sharing.

  2. Great interview guys! And anything having to do with zombies and I'm in. ;) Can't wait to hear more about that one!

  3. All she has to do is cast Logan Lerman as the hero to have me convinced! This book sounds amazing and it's among the many Entangled releases I am looking forward to. :)

    Awesome interview, Melissa and Stephanie!