As you already know today's posts are dedicated to Beth Revis.
Beth was kind enough to answer a few of my questions.
I hope you enjoy this interview and if you haven't already, you should go read Across the Universe while we wait for A Million Suns to be published.
1 -Tell us a little about yourself and your book.
BR: I’m just a regular girl who writes books. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE was released in January is a science fiction for teens. It’s basically a murder mystery in space.
2 - Have you always wanted to be a writer? If not, when did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
BR: I have! I definitely have memories of writing “novels” in 5th grade. There were ten chapters in my first “novel,” but back then I thought that one page = a chapter.
3 - What inspired you to write Across the Universe?
BR: I thought of the end first—I had an idea for a twist, a solution to a mystery. I wrote the whole novel to revolve around that idea.
4 – Across the Universe is the title of a song by The Beatles. Are you a Beatles fan?
BR: Absolutely! And “Across the Universe” is my fave Beatles song!
5 - Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
BR: I always have to work hard at revisions. My first drafts are really rough, but I rarely know HOW they’re rough, and have to really focus on making it better.
6 - Which of your characters would you most like to invite to dinner? Why?
BR: I like Harley the most, but I’d most like to invite him to dinner so I could give him a hug and tell him it’ll all be okay. I also have a secret for him that I’d like to tell him.
7 – Who are your favorite authors? If you could switch places with one of them who would you choose?
BR: My fave authors are JK Rowling and CS Lewis, but I’d never switch places with any other author. Writing is too personal; it would be weird to slip into someone else’s life. That said, it would be neat to see what Hogwarts is like in JK’s mind.
8 - Is there anything specific that you want to say to your readers or that you would like them to know?
BR: Make sure to check out the new covers of the AtU paperback and the A MILLION SUNS hardback on http://facebook.com/acrosstheuniversebook
Thank you so much for the interview! :)
I'll be hosting a little giveaway later today so stay tuned!