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I am very excited to be kicking off the Crescendo Blog Tour here in the UK. To see who’s involved in this tour check out the banner on my sidebar and for further information read my event announcement post.
I really enjoyed Hush Hush and will have a review of Crescendo soon, so keep an eye out for that in November. In the meantime please give a warm welcome to Becca, who was kind enough to answer a few questions…
BCC: For those who are not familiar with your Hush Hush series, can you give a bit of background to your books?
Becca: Sure! HUSH, HUSH is the first book in the series, and it’s a sexy and twisty story about a sixteen-year-old girl who falls for a fallen angel with a dark agenda to become human. Think paranormal romantic suspense for teens.
BCC: Crescendo is due out in the UK this October, are you working on a third for the series? Also, are you working on anything separate to the Hush Hush series?
Becca: Something may be in the works, but people will just have to wait to find out… I am such a tease!
BCC: How do you like to relax when not writing?
Becca: I enjoy running…on second thought, I’m not sure that counts, since I do most of my book plotting while I’m running! I also like digging around in the dirt and planting things (I’m not sure I’m good enough to call myself a “gardener”), swimming with my kids, going out to dinner with my husband, and reading in bed late at night.
BCC: Where is your favourite place to write and do you have a favourite time of day?
Becca: I typically write in my study. It’s a small room with three windows, two bookshelves and one near-dead plant. I prefer writing in the morning when my mind is fresh and I can still remember last night’s dreams (always helpful in sparking ideas), but I’d say ninety percent of my writing happens at night, after my kids have gone to bed.
BCC: After the release of Hush Hush, were you surprised at the amount of buzz it accumulated around the blogosphere? At times it was almost frenzied!
Becca: *Laughing…* more like I was shocked! Everything about becoming published has been a surprise. I distinctly remember the day my agent called to say she’d sold HUSH, HUSH to Simon & Schuster. After I hung up, I started reading through the many, many rejection letters I’d accumulated before that point. I kept thinking, “Is it really true? Does someone really want to publish my book?” I’d spent five years hearing no, no and definitely no, so that one yes blindsided me. It was a delightful and dizzying shock.
BCC: What’s your favourite movie?
Becca: Favorites are so hard! I’m the kind of person who constantly changes her mind, so getting me to nail myself to one thing is tricky. But today….I’ll say…Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. Or maybe The Waitress. Or Better off Dead. Or Romancing the Stone. As a back-up, I’ll throw out Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
BCC: Your favourite song?
Becca: I love the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack. I also love just about anything by The Rolling Stones.
BCC: What about your favourite food?
Becca: An easy question! Ice cream, hands down.
BCC: Who’s your favourite author?
Becca: GAH! These favorites are killer! Jane Austen is always a favorite. Same with Sandra Brown.
BCC: And lastly your favourite book?
Becca: SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson is one of my all-time faves. It was the book that turned me to YA fiction.
BCC: Thanks so much Becca and best of luck with Crescendo!
I have FIVE (5) copies of Crescendo to giveaway courtesy of Simon & Schuster.
All you have to do to enter is:
3. Leave comment for the author – what’s your favourite movie, song or food?
This giveaway is for UK/EUROPE only (publishers request) and ends November 1st!