Please Welcome Angie Frazier
Author of Everlasting!
1) Could you tell us a bit about yourself.
Angie: Let’s see…I’m a writer, a mom, a movie buff, a Jane Austen and Edith Wharton lover, history geek, and a wannbe world traveler.
2) What was the inspiration for writing Everlasting?
Angie: I’ve always loved stories of adventure and romance, and after I graduated from college where I’d spent four years writing news articles, essays, papers and reading next to nothing other than school texts, I was craving something adventurous and as far from reality as possible. I decided to just go ahead and write it myself.
3) Were there any personal experiences that went in to writing Everlasting?
Angie: If anything at all, I tried to work in the wonder of traveling to new places. I always feel so small and insignificant when I travel—the world is huge and it will revolve with or without me in it. I wanted to bring that feeling to the forefront with Camille, when she realizes the same thing.
4) Was Camille's character based on anyone or was she a purely made up character?
Angie: She is mostly a made up character. I am sure that I took qualities of people I know and blended them into the characters somewhere, but it wasn’t an intentional thing. I think when someone writes, they subconsciously draw from what their mind already knows.
5) Do you plan to have Everlasting as a series or a stand alone novel?
Angie: I initially wrote it as a stand alone, but I didn’t want to leave Camille or Oscar just yet. I am excited to have a second Everlasting book coming out in June 2011! It picks up right where Everlasting left off.
6) What was your inspiration for the cover of Everlasting?
Angie: I actually didn’t have anything to do with the creation of the cover. That aspect of the book was totally up to Scholastic’s design team, and sales and marketing teams. I feel they did a great job making the cover stand out the way it does, and from what I’ve seen so far the cover for the sequel is even more beautiful!
7) What do you plan on doing in the future?
Angie: I plan to keep writing, both YA and middle grade novels and perhaps branching into other genres as well. I never seem to have a dry spell when it comes to story ideas. And next up in March 2011 my middle grade mystery THE MIDNIGHT TUNNEL: A SUZANNA SNOW MYSTERY will be hitting the shelves!
8) Do you write with music? Whats your favorite?
Angie: I actually cannot write with music playing, but I do find that music is inspirational during the “pre-writing” phase of nearly every story. I tend to go for music without lyrics, which for me tend to get in the way. So I stick with classical music and instrumental soundtracks from movies like Braveheart and Gladiator, Cider House Rules and the new adaptation of Emma.
9) What are you reading right now?
Angie: At the moment I’m reading a non-YA romance by Sarah MacLean called TEN WAYS TO BE ADORED WHEN LANDING A LORD. It’s fantastic! Sarah is talented author, and she does have a YA title called THE SEASON.
10) Who are a few of your favorite authors?
Angie: Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, Sarah MacLean, MM Kaye, Libba Bray, and Cassandra Clare are some of my favorites.
Thank you so much Angie for stopping by!
Make sure to check out Angie's website: http://angiefrazier.com/
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