Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Debs Blog Tour: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Hey Y'all!  Sorry to be late with my post!  I'm still deep deep in the revision cave (or rather, the revision room with Sarah MacLean and Mari Mancusi (we have a chocolate fountain!))!  Today's author on the Debs Blog Tour is Aprilynne Pike whose debut, Wings, hit shelves early this month!

About the author:

Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climates.

About the book:

Aprilynne Pike's 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.

The Interview:

What's been one of the most exciting moments in your journey to publication?

I think the most exciting moment was getting my original call. Wings was my second book that my agent tried to sell and just that morning, I seriously had convinced myself that I needed to give up on this stupid and fruitless writing dream. Within the hour Jodi called to let me know that Tara, my editor, wanted my book.

Is there anything you can't write without?

My trusty laptop. Some people can do the writing by hand thing, but I totally can't. I need my computer!!

When stuck on a story which do you choose: write make-out scene or explode something?

Explode something. I'm actually not very good at make-out scenes. I tend to re-write them several times. Exploding? I'm good at that.:)

Can you share a favorite line you've written either in this book or a WIP?

At one point one of my characters, David, says to Laurel, "“We’ve proved it scientifically—you’re amazing. I’m just human.”

Finally: pro fast zombie or anti fast zombies?

Anti!! That girl scares me!!

I also asked each author to link to a post about their path to publication, if they had one, and Aprilynne pointed me to her FAQ page on her website so go there for more info!

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