I'm a little giddy today over the fact that I have Cas from Kendare Blake's amazing young adult novel Anna Dressed in Blood joining me on the blog to answer a few questions. I absolutely adored this book (you can read my review HERE) and cannot recommend it highly enough. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, run to the bookstore immediately! Thanks to the fabulous ladies over at Kismet Book Touring, I also have some fun details about an unbelievable giveaway opportunity, so be sure and check out the bottom of the post for those!
Let’s flash back to the first moment you saw Anna descending the stairs of her home – what popped into your mind the moment you set eyes on her?
There was a vague sense that I was going to die. Badly. I was going to die a whole lot. But I think there was also a sense that I was seeing something…important.
If you had the opportunity to briefly speak to your father as a ghost, what would you most like to say?
If my father is anywhere, I hope he’s not a ghost. He’d find that way too ironic. But if I could speak to him? I don’t know. Whatever time there was would be too short or too long.
Do you have one ghost hunt in particular that stands out in your mind as the most intense/scariest?
Aside from Anna it would probably be Peter Carver. He was the first. In life he’d been a murderer himself. In death he partnered with his victim to kill others. He almost threw me out a window. My mom was pissed.
Anna’s been confined to her house for years; where in the world would you take her if you could?
Anywhere she wanted to go. Probably lots of places. She told me once she wanted to see Paris. Or just other parts of Canada.
What is your favorite ghost-themed movie or TV show?
I love the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Going up against Freddy Krueger has always been sort of a daydream of mine.
If you could tell the masses one single truth about ghosts, what would you want to get across most?
They don’t know they’re dead. At least, not usually.
What are the best and worst parts of being named Theseus Cassio?
There’s a best part? I know the worst part is explaining that I have Shakespeare and mythology-loving parents. I guess the best part would be not being called Theseus.
After your experience with Anna, is there anything you’re going to change about how you approach ghosts moving forward?
No. Anna was special, but I still have a job to do. Hesitating, over-thinking; things like that can get you killed in this business.
Thanks for stopping by Cas! Kismet Book Touring has put together a spectacularly cool tour for this book, so be sure and follow it (all the dates are listed below) to read fun guest posts, interviews, and reviews as well as collect all the information to enter to win a Kindle 3 with Anna Dressed in Blood skin (pictured above)! Here's how the contest itself is going to work:
Who is about to take on Anna next? Each day during the first week, a new ghost fighter will be introduced and invited, by Anna herself, to come to Thunder Bay and try to defeat Anna. Follow the tour for the next three weeks to find out who the other ghost hunters are, which of them accept Anna's challenge and who among the five is the one who will enter Anna's house on the last day of the tour!
On the last day of the tour, a link will be provided where you can enter the ghost hunters name for 15 entries into the contest to win a Anna Dressed In Blood skinned and loaded Kindle 3! Open US/Canada.
For an extra points in the meantime, you can gain +1 point a day by tweeting the following:
Who will make it to Thunder Bay? Join the contest to best Anna and win an Anna Dressed In Blood Kindle! Follow #ADIBtour @KendareBlake
MY GHOST HUNTER (click picture to enlarge):
Monday, September 12th - Rachel, Parajunkee
Tuesday, September 13th - Stacey, A Reader's Record
Wednesday, September 14th - Alyssa, Teens Read and Write
Thursday, September 15th - Heather, Buried In Books
Friday, September 16th - Jenny, Supernatural Snark
Monday, September 19th - Melissa, I Swim For Oceans
Tuesday, September 20th - Tawni, The Book Worms
Wednesday, September 21st - Alice, Alice Marvels
Thursday, September 22nd - Julie, That's Swell
Friday, September 23rd - Angela, The Reading Angel
Monday, September 26th - Julia, Rex Robot Reviews
Tuesday, September 27th - Ashley, Smash Attack Reads!
Wednesday, September 28th - Britta, I Like These Books
Thursday, September 29th - We Fancy Books
Friday, September 30th (Anna's 1 month birthday!) - Kristi, The Story Siren
Tuesday, October 4th: Announcement of the big prize winner on Kendare's Site!