Monday, January 16, 2012

Interview with Brodi Ashton


Brodi Ashton, author of Everneath
Welcome to Brodi Ashton, author of the emotionally thrilling Everneath.
Read my review of Everneath and then go make some Everliving Tomato Soup!

Hi Christy! Thanks for the opportunity! 

How does it feel to be a published author? Are you surprised, delighted, frustrated, or nostalgic?

It's been such a long process from writing the book, finding an agent, selling the book, revising with my editor, printing the ARCs and finally getting the book on the shelves. Now that we're a little over a week away, it feels totally surreal!

When getting ready to write an emotion-packed scene, how do you "get into character"?

Mood music definitely helps. For EVERNEATH I listened a lot to FALLING SLOWLY by Glen Hansard and Mariska Irglova, and also I WILL FIX YOU (Coldplay)

What do you want readers to take away from your book?

Whatever they want! I didn't write it with a specific thing I wanted them to take away. One of the great things about being the author is that I get to hear about all the different interpretations from readers. Every reader takes something unique from it.

Are you working on other projects?  Can you tell me a little about them?

Right now I'm busy with revising the sequel to EVERNEATH. And then after that, there's book 3. 

What do you eat while reading/writing?

Diet Coke. Tea. Candy. The candy comes into play especially when I'm under deadline! I also have a space heater, because I can't write if my feet are cold. :)

Thanks Brodi!  Good luck with your writing.

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