Today's blog post is exciting because it is officially the first time I have done a YA author interview! I will be partnering with the author to review her new book and I'll be posting a review of it here on my blog.
The author who has the honor of being my first "reviewee" is Miss Elodie Iver. She is seventeen years old and just self-published her first novel, The Violet Theory! She is very nice person and I highly recommend that you follow her on Twitter so you can receive updates about her book. (@elodieiver)
I have asked Elodie some fun questions about her and her new book, and you can check them out below!
SB: How did you get the idea for your book?
· EI: I got the idea for my book through a lot of trial and error. I started writing a variation of this book when I was fourteen with an extremely different plot, but with a lot of the same characters. The idea developed as I wrote and deleted and finally came up with an idea that worked well with my characters.
SB: What made you want to start writing?
· EI: I’ve always loved reading so when my teacher in fourth grade gave me the opportunity to write, I ran with it and fell in love. I knew the importance and impact that the books I read had on me, and I wanted to have that impact on others as well.
SB: If you could live in one fictional world, where would it be?
· EI: Hmm, that’s a tough one. Probably Oz or Asgard
SB: Which fictional character do you most identify with?
· EI: Liesel Meminger. And Rory Gilmore, but I would’ve picked Dean :,)
SB: Name a Disney song that is always stuck in your head.
· EI: How Far I’ll Go from Moana
SB: How long did it take you to complete your first novel? Are there plans for any sequels in the future?
· EI: It took me about nine months to finish this book with the plot it has now, but I started writing with these characters when I was 14. I plan on writing three more in this series.
SB: If you could give advice to aspiring young authors, what would it be?
· EI: My advice to aspiring authors would be to read whatever you can get your hands on and while you read pay attention to the details that the author has put into their work. Pay attention to symbols and style, the things you do and don’t like, and what makes the book what it is. The best way to become a better writer is by learning from people who have already been successful.
SB: List three adjectives that describe your personality:
· EI: Adventurous, witty, and nerdy
SB: Favorite book/book series?
· EI: I love The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
SB: Can you let the readers know what your new book is about in 100 words or less?
· EI: The Violet Theory is about a girl that finds herself caught in a government conspiracy. The country she lives in used to have a democracy but was overthrown and replaced with a monarchy where the queen has never shown her face. The past president’s secrets are catching up with the present and Mavis goes on a journey to uncover those secrets. While traveling this land of immense technological advancement that gives refuge to ravens with feathers of fire, fireflies that glow reds and blues, and violets that glow on the hillside, Mavis discovers just how important she is to the future of the kingdom.
You can purchase Elodie's book on Amazon (Kindle) by clicking this link.
This will count as my weekly blog post, but if I have enough time, I may post one more special one this week.
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