Welcome to day 16 which is the FINAL day of The Crossroads Blog Tour and today I'm featuring Angie Frazier, author of Everlasting (June, 2010) and The Midnight Tunnel (March, 2011). Check out the Goodreads description for Everlasting here and for The Midnight Tunnel here. Everlasting is Angie's debut novel and The Midnight Tunnel is her first MG book.
How did you come up with the idea for Everlasting? What was your inspiration?
The smallest things give me inspiration—a news story, a picture, a dream. In this case, it was a series of vintage travel posters for places in Australia that were on the ceiling of a cottage I was renting one winter. They were done in the Art Nouveau style and they all had this adventurous feel. From there, my imagination just kicked into gear and took off.
Is it a standalone or a series? If it’s a series, how many books will be in the series?
Right now there are two books sold, the sequel releasing in June 2011. I would love to be able to write a third and final Everlasting book, so I’ll be hoping Scholastic wants it!
Just for you Angie, Everlasting has been likened to an Indiana Jones adventure for teens, what’s your favourite Indiana Jones film and quote?
I love how readers have drawn parallels between Everlasting and Indy! The Indiana Jones movies are all fantastic and he is glorious with the one-liners. One of my favorite quotes is from the third movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, but just writing the line doesn’t do it justice! Here's the Youtube clip:
Are you writing anything else at the moment or have any ideas in the pipeline? Will they be paranormal in nature?
Oh, the ideas never cease :) I’m finishing up the second Suzanna Snow middle grade mystery right now (the first is due to release March 1, 2011) and then I am going to start working on a new YA proposal for a dark, paranormal historical set in 1899 Paris. I’m excited for these new projects!
About your writing style, are you a pantser or an outliner? What would your one bit of writing advice be?
I am most definitely a “pantser”! I find myself trying to outline, but it always changes as I go. I discover new things about my characters and story that shift around all my plans. I like it that way. I think writers should try and be open to changing everything—it’s OK to write one full draft and then realize it’s not the right plot. Take your time and do it right.
What’s your favourite thing about Halloween?
Mini Butterfingers, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, mini Mounds and Almond Joys….oh, you mean besides the candy? :)
Favourite scary movie?
**shivers** SO not a scary movie person. I can’t watch them! I will forever be scarred by the opening scenes of Scream.
If you could be any supernatural creature, what would you be and why?
I would want to be something that isn’t scary (see above answer reiterating my aversion to scary things!). So my list would be short: mermaid or unicorn!
Thank you so much to Angie for answering all of my questions! To find out more about Angie and her books, you can visit her website here. She is also active on Facebook and Twitter. And in case you're wondering what the cover for The Midnight Tunnel looks like, here it is...
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