This is the third surprise!An interview with one of my favourite author,Megan Crewe.I hope you’ll like it!Thanks,Megan for your interivew! <3
1.For the start,tell us something about you.
I was born and grew up in Toronto, Canada, where I still live. I’ve been making up stories since I was a little kid. I love traveling and have been to the UK, France, Italy, China, and Japan so far.
2.”Give up th e ghost” is your debut novel,right?
3.How did the story come in to your mind?
One day I had an image pop into my head, of a girl talking to her sister like it was just a normal day, except her sister was a ghost. I started wondering why someone would be so friendly with ghosts, and what she might learn from them, and the rest of the story evolved from there.
4.Do you have a favourite character from all characters in “Give up the ghost”?If yes,who is it?
Cass is probably my favorite. I tend to pick the characters I’m most interested in as my main characters. I like how she grows throughout the book, and her sarcastic sense of humor. But I’m also very fond of Norris, who I think has a lot to him that I don’t get to share in the book.
5.”The way we fall” is fantasic!I love it!Tell us something about the second book from this serie,”The lives we lost”.
I’m so glad you enjoyed The Way We Fall! The Lives We Lost takes place immediately after the end of The Way We Fall. Other than one entry at the beginning, it’s not in journal format, but regular first person. But it’s still from Kaelyn’s point of view. And you will get to find out what’s happened to all of the characters from the first book.
6.When do you think it will be out?
I don’t have an official release date yet, but it will be next winter.
7. How did the story come in to your mind?
I had a nightmare after reading a book about a zombie virus, and afterward I remembered that the only other time I’ve had a nightmare based on a book, that book was also about a virus. So I thought, hmmm, obviously viruses and epidemics scare me more than just about anything else. I think we write the best stories when we’re writing about something that really gets to us emotionally, so I decided to explore the idea of a story set during an epidemic.
8.Which is your favourite book series or book?
It’s very hard to pick just one! I think my favorite series right now is Megan Whalen Turner’s Attolia books.
The characters–especially the main one in most of the books, Eugenides–are fascinating and complex, and the story always manages to surprise me. Also I really enjoy that the fantasy setting is based on Greek history rather than the more standard British medieval era.
11.From where does your inspiration comes?
All over! Anything I see or hear can spark an idea. I carry a notebook with me everywhere so I can jot down ideas when they occur to me. I’m especially inspired by other stories–in books, movies, TV shows, and music. I notice themes or conflicts that I think might be interesting to explore from a different angle.
12.Which is your favourite movie?
Again, it’s hard to pick just one, but if I had to, I’d probably go with The Princess Bride. It’s one of the few movies I’ve seen where I can’t think of a single way it can be better, and it manages to be both very funny and have very real emotion, which is hard to find.
13.What do you think about “Twilight”?
I understand why it’s so popular. I think Stephenie Meyer is very good at capturing the feelings you have as a teenager, falling for someone for the first time, not being sure where the relationship is going. And of course the vampire element just makes that more exciting.
14.Did you ever want to be a mystical creature?
As a kid I liked to imagine discovering I had magical powers, or being able to shape shift into some sort of animal. I still think it’d be pretty cool to do either of those things!
15.What do you think about Romania?
I’m very impressed by how many enthusiastic readers there are there! I hear from Romanian book fans and bloggers all the time, and it’s really wondering to see people so excited about books.
16:What do you prefere: Romania or Greece?
Well, I haven’t been to either, so I can’t really have a preference. I wouldn’t mind visiting both places some day!
17.But what about our literature?
Unfortunately I don’t think I’ve read any Romanian literature. I’m not sure how many of your books are translated over here. Sadly, North America likes to send its books all over the world, but it can be slow to pick up books and other media from other places.
18.How did you became an author?
As I mentioned before, I’ve been making up stories pretty much my whole life. I started thinking about becoming an author when I was around ten years old, because my teachers and friends were really enjoying the stories I wrote. I realized maybe I was actually fairly good at it, good enough that I might be able to get published some day. So I worked hard at improving my writing and coming up with new ideas, and then I sent those stories out to magazines and later, when I was writing whole books, to agents. Eventually I was writing well enough that people wanted to publish my work.
19.And now…a selfish question: what do youthink about my blog?
Of course I can’t read the posts, but I think it looks very nice! I like the image at the top with the pieces of book covers, and the whole layout is very neat and easy to navigate.
And now,tell something to your Roumanians fans.
Thank you for reading my books! I hope you will be able to get a Romanian edition of The Way We Fall soon!