Monday, September 17, 2012

Part II Interview with Krista Holle and International Prize Pack Giveaway!

Welcome back to the second part of Krista's awesome interview!

Author blurb: Krista has been writing since she was nine-years-old, and currently works as a critical care nurse. Her first novel is The Lure of Shapinsay.  Krista resides in Midlothian, Virginia with her husband, four daughters, and an eccentric cat with a weird attachment to the family’s socks.  She continues to write obsessively every chance she can get.

Book Trailer: The Lure of Shapinsay Book Trailer

Part II of Author Interview
1. I have to say my favorite character was definitely Tipper, the odd woman, who helps Kait unexpectedly. What was your inspiration for this character?  
For the record, Tipper is a little bit insane.  I work with a lot of demented patients, so it wasn’t hard for me to come up with a lot of nutty things for Tipper to say

2. For our aspiring writers, what was most difficult about writing this book and if you knew what you know now, what would you have advised yourself before writing this novel?  

Overcoming the obstacle of the dialect was difficult for me.  The story takes place in 1848 on the tiny Scottish isle of Shapinsay, so it was important to me that the story feel authentic.  The original manuscript was filled with tons of Scottish words and an authentic dialect.  Unfortunately it was extremely distracting and left my beta readers reeling!  I’ve since learned that it’s more important to be readable than authentic.  Any future vernacular will be very sparing!

3. Do you have another novel on the horizon? If so, what is it going to be about?  
Later this year I’ll be releasing a young adult book, entitled The Wind Whisperer.  It’s about a young Native American girl with the ability to “hear” the spirits of the wind.  While her tribe’s at war with a brother tribe, Anaii inconveniently falls in love with the enemy.  It’s basically a yummy love triangle that takes place before the arrival of the first white man.  It’s filled with intrigue, kidnappings, murder, and battles.  The guys will like this one too. 

4. If you could be a selkie for a day, would you or wouldn't you and why?  

I would definitely be a selkie for a day so I could swim all day long and be the most beautiful thing in the sea.  Call it author’s research.  

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  1. I would totally be a white tiger. Since I was a child I have been fascinated by white tigers and how magical and beautiful they are. I think that to be a white tiger would be totally awesome. I mean, to be something so rare and beautiful would be pretty cool.

  2. I really have a fascination with turtles. I just think they're so peaceful and innocent. I would love to be a turtle.

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