Sunday, June 7, 2009

DEBS TOUR: Aprilynne Pike (or HarperTeen authors are the coolest!)

Today’s installment of the Debs’ Blog Tour is especially timely since, just yesterday, I attended the Supernatural Summer Tour and got to meet FOUR amazing HarperTeen authors, including my fellow Deb, Aprilynne Pike! Can you say WOW???

Aprilynne’s debut novel, WINGS, is the first of four books about an ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway to Avalon. When Laurel is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to both worlds.

(This is another one of those covers I consider drool-worthy…it’s very pretty and I want to pet it. Just a little.)

So now that the formalities (and the creepy petting) are out of the way, let’s get down to the reason we’re all here, the interview with Aprilynne. You know the drill, five questions plus a ONE-WORD bonus question.

1) So, Aprilynne, would you rather be the Bestselling Rockstar Author or an Acclaimed Literary Award Winner?

Rockstar author! I am all about pleasing my readers. And being a bestseller says to me that I am pleasing my readers. Critics? I just don't worry about them too much.

2) Make people laugh, cry, or hide under the covers?

Cry. I'm a sucker for a good emotional scene and I try to put those kinds of scenes in my book. Although the choice between cry and laugh was a hard one to make. I love to make people laugh too!

3) Retire early or just keep writing from your beach house(s)?

Ooh! I have a beach house!?!?! Why would I ever leave THAT??

4) FaceBook or MySpace?

Face Book!!! I have a hard time with MySpace . . . I don't know. I try to keep it up, but I enjoy FaceBook a lot more.

5) After a period, one space or two?

One. I'm lazy.:)

And your bonus question: What ONE WORD of advice would give to any aspiring writer?

READ!

Great, that does it for today! To find out more about Aprilynne and her books, check out her website at http://www.aprilynnepike.com/!

And check in later for more details on my amazing (and, yes, fangirlie) day at the book signing!

2 comments:

JKB said...

I *adore* Aprilynne, this was such a cute interview. :))) Well done.

Lisa said...

I'm so curious about this book. It's on my TBR pile.