Friday, March 23, 2012

YA Author Interview: Stephanie Thomas!

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Author Name: Stephanie Thomas           
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 Title: Luminosity from the Raven Chronicles Series
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Release Date: Fall 2012
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Blurb:
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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Book Talk/Character Talk

 

 

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Describe your book in one word:

Prophetic

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.


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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!
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3 comments:

  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.

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

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  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!

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