Unless you've been living under a rock, you might have noticed me banging on about the YA Spring Fling happening from the 20th March to the 3rd April. The reason for that is, it's going to be epic!! There are over 100 different books for readers to win, and over 70 authors.
Today I'm talking to Faith McKay, one of the YA authors participating in the giveaway. Faith is the author of Prophecy Girl (a title I really love - hello Buffy episode) an awesome paranormal read with a girl who has a lot of questions about the strange things happening around her.
Check out Faith's interesting interview:
What’s your favourite thing about spring?
Pretty, pretty flowers! And the grass at the park has some days where it's dry, which means I can throw a blanket outside and read a book.
Tell us more about your books.
Prophecy Girl is a story about sticking up for yourself, and how sometimes, it's easier to stick up for other people. And also, it's a story about werewolves, and prophecies, and magical orbs, and the seasonals—a supernatural race that I created for this series—and destined love.
It's a quirky paranormal story with a heavy dose of contemporary issues.
Coffee or Tea?
Neither! Which makes me such a weird book person, I know. I like water, and juice.
Plotter or Pantser?
Both. It depends on the project.
What was the last YA book you read?
Fall of Night, by Rachel Caine, number 14 in the Morganville Vampires series. There are only fifteen and I'm dreading reading that because then the series will be over and as much as I always want to know how it ends, I hate when it does.
Why do you write YA?
I've thought about this a lot and have a lot of different answers. Maybe it's because, like I said above, I hate endings, and being a young adult is really all about the beginning. Or maybe it's because so many adults I've met have already chosen their path, and are so stuck in that path they are unwilling to try new things, and so much is new when you're a young adult that they haven't penned up those boundaries. Or maybe it's because adults were always so condescending when I was a teenager, like teenagers had nothing to offer the world, and I'm stuck on insisting that they are people, people who are capable of amazing things.
I think there's too many reasons, or maybe the truth is I just don't know. I just know I like it.
What are your top tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse?
I could tell you all of these serious things about how it's not just all about weaponry, but about surviving the elements in that type of situation (who cares if you can hack off a head if you die from dehydration?) BUT in light of my current work in progress, about an all girl pop band fighting zombies, I'm going to have to say chainsaws, and lip gloss. The end.
What inspires you?
Where can readers find your books?
Hello lovely readers! You can find Prophecy Girl, and its sequel Liberty Bound, on Amazon.