Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Author Spotlight: Angie Frazier & Giveaway!

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/

Wanna win a SIGNED Everlasting poster?

Well thanks to Angie, you can! 
She will be giving one signed poster to a lucky person.

All you have to do to enter is Fill out this Form:
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Ends: 11-26

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Contest Closed!

Good Luck and Happy Reading!


Precious said...

Fun interview! Loved Angie's questions to all of them!

Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

This was a great interview. I have heard great things about Everlasting and I cannot wait to read it!!


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Pisinat said...

I fell in love with the cover of this book. Then I read the summary and since, I've really wanted to read it. I haven't bought it yet, but I surely will!
I love Braveheart and Gladiator OST, they're beautiful... But if I'm a little sad, they make me cry lol

Kate said...

Good interview! Even though I haven't read Everlasting yet I really have wanted to but my extra cash is low right now. It's good to know that there is going to be a second book!

Asenath said...

It's hard for me to write with music on too--I get the lyrics stuck in my head, instead of actually writing!

Anonymous said...

I'm a wannabe world traveler too! Great interview! I need to read this book!

Sharli said...

I've been wanting to read this book for a while now. I can deffinitely relate to her going to college and not having time to read anything other than school texts :P
Thanks for the interview and giveaway :)

Klemocius said...

This book looks so greaat ! Thanks for this interview, and the giveaway! :D

Unknown said...

Great Interview! Thank you for the chance. :)

FairyWhispers said...

Fantastic iterview.

simple and straight forward.

it's also not too long.




Erika said...

Thanks for the interview! I got some authors and books to check out from it :)

Vivien said...

Great interview. I also cannot write or read when listening to music. It's very distracting.

Unknown said...

Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway!

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

I loved the interview and the poster looks cool. My daughters would love it. THanks for the giveaway


PinkStuff28 said...

Hi Angie,

What are your favourite music ?Song names ?

I'm in need of some good instrumental ones.

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