Saturday, October 23, 2010
Crossroads Blog Tour Day 8: Stacey Kade
We're already halfway through The Crossroads Blog Tour! If you're not familiar with how the tour works, you can check out my kick off post here, and then be sure to visit The Crossroads Tour main page for a full list of participating authors and bloggers as well as details on prizes, giveaways, and collecting the mystery clues!
Today I'm very excited to welcome Stacey Kade to the blog, she's popping in to answer some questions and was nice enough to provide a signed copy of The Ghost and The Goth to giveaway on the last day of the tour (October 31st) so be sure and check back for a chance to win!
Alona was the “it” girl in high school, were you?
Ha! Nope, I was kind of the awkward shy type. More like Will, minus the ghost-seeing ability.
Do you write your novels in sequence, or do you write events out of order like shooting a film?
Both, at times. It depends on how the book is going. In dual POV novel, like The Ghost and the Goth, if I was having trouble with an Alona chapter or a Will chapter, I could usually skip ahead to the next chapter without an issue. But I try to write in order. That being said, if I have an idea for a great scene later in the book, I definitely write down what I know about it so I have it for later and don’t lose/forget it. : )
Do you have a release day ritual?
Well, I’ve only had one release day so far, and that one was a bit unusual. That morning, I woke up in St. Louis--our last day of book tour--and flew home where I dropped off my luggage, picked up a cake and my mom, and headed down to my first event at my Barnes and Noble. If every release day is like that, it would be chaotic but awesome!
Now that your book is out, is there one thing about it you would change or revise?
Nope, I’m actually really happy with it!
Since it’s so close to Halloween, tell us the most memorable Halloween costume either you or a family member has worn.
I begged to be Spiderman when I was like four. There are pictures, unfortunately.
Thanks so much to Stacey for stopping by today! You don't want to miss The Ghost and The Goth so if you haven't added it to your to be read list yet, do so now! The second book in the series, Queen of the Dead, releases June 2011. For more information on Stacey and her books, you can find her here:
THE GHOST AND THE GOTH (from Goodreads)
After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.
Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?