Thursday, November 19, 2015

Poet Anderson Blog Tour + Giveaway: Interview with Suzanne Young

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Today I'm so pleased to have author Suzanne Young stopping by the blog to chat about Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares, a new novel she co-wrote with Tom DeLonge. Suzanne was nice enough to answer a few dream and nightmare-related questions for me, so I hope you guys enjoy the interview. I'm already shuddering in anticipation of the spider question. *dies* Be sure and check the bottom of the post too for all the details on a fabulous giveaway!
If you could take a walk through the Dream World and see into the dreams and nightmares of any fictional character, whose unconscious mind would you most want a peek into?

This is random, but I’m a fan of True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse series. I would love to wander into Eric Northman’s dreams.

A Night Terror is fear that takes the form of a snarling beast. My personal Night Terror would also likely be crawling with spiders since they have me curling into the fetal position whenever I see one. What additional element might a Night Terror have if it were to reflect one of your personal phobias? 

WHAT DID I JUST READ?? I’m totally freaking over the spider comment. To be honest, I find spider crabs to be the most terrible things on the planet. So my Night Terror would have long, gross legs like that. *shudders*

What piece of advice might a Dream Walker have for me should I ever find myself facing one of the Dream World’s many nightmare-inducing creatures?

Uh, if it’s some spider concoction the Dream Walker would tell you to “RUN FAST!” He might also tell you conquer your fears before they destroy you.

While the Dream World is clearly full of many things dark and scary, what’s one thing about it that makes Jonas grateful he’s a Lucid Dreamer?

I think he’s grateful to feel like he’s in control of his own destiny. After losing his parents and his brother, his life is happening TO him. I think Lucid Dreaming is a way for him to be himself without the trauma of the outside world. He can be stronger than he is in the waking world. I think he finds comfort in that. 
If we were to ask the Jonas at the beginning of Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares his greatest fear, what would he say? The Jonas at the end?

On the car ride to Seattle, I think Jonas would have said that his greatest fear was disappointing Alan. But by the end, I think his fears are bigger than his brother. He’s scared that he won’t be able to save the world. Now he’s afraid of disappointing everyone.
Thanks so much Suzanne!

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POET ANDERSON...OF NIGHTMARES


Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares follows the epic journey of two orphan brothers, Jonas and Alan, who are Lucid Dreamers. After a tragic car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World in an attempt to find his brother and wake him up. What he discovers instead is an entire shared consciousness where fear comes to life as a snarling beast called a Night Terror, and a creature named REM is bent on destruction and misery, devouring the souls of the strongest dreamers to get closer to the Waking World. With the help of a Dream Walker—a guardian of the dreamscape, Jonas must face his fears, save his brother, and become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson.

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SUZANNE YOUNG


Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, THE REMEDY, and HOTEL RUBY.


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TOM DELONGE


Tom DeLonge is an award-winning American musician, producer and director best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the platinum selling rock bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves. His home is San Diego, where he focuses on creating entertainment properties that bridge music, narrative and film through his multimedia company To The Stars. For the full experience of Tom’s work, visit www.tothestars.media.


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23 comments:

  1. I didn't know about this one so thanks for the nice interview!

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    1. You're welcome! Glad I could put it on your radar:)

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  2. Oh boy, I'm still shuddering thinking about the spiders, even if they're not my biggest fear, I'm more scared of snakes myself!
    This sounds like a very interesting book but one sure to give you some interesting dreams too!
    Great interview Jenny!

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    1. Snakes are less scary to me because they don't have the long creepy legs. And only 2 eyes. SPIDERS HAVE SO MANY EYES PILI!!!

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  3. Lol, it's so funny you were talking about spiders because I just had one in my room! I had to get my dad to kill it and he got mad at me for being afraid of it. Some people just don't understand how terrifying insects and spiders can be!

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    1. *falls down dead* I hate spiders Z. Hate them. Unless they're tiny and I can't make out all the eyes and legs. Then I can deal with them.

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  4. I had no idea that she had a new book out, Jenny! It sounds so intriguing. I've loved most of her books, so I'm very curious about this one. Thanks for spotlighting it!

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    1. You're welcome Nick! I'm excited to give this a try:)

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  5. That cover is terrifying! Looks like I may need to read it with the lights on.

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  6. Wonderful interview, as always! This book is so freaking creepy. I think that because it has to do with dreams/nightmares it makes it scarier for me because mine are already so vivid.
    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and doing the interview!

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    1. Thanks Candace! I definitely would not want to run into a Night Terror, so I'm thinking I'm going to have to read this one with lots of chocolate on hand and old Disney movies playing in the background:)

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  7. You guys totally lost me, too, at the whole crawling with spiders thing! And I love the angle that Jonas has his dreams to be himself in! I still need to go back to DeLonge's animes and watch those - I'm a huge fan of A&A and Blink, etc...

    Great interview of Suzanne!!!

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    1. Sppppiiiiiidddddeerrrrrs. No. Just no:)

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  8. *shudders at all the spider talk!*

    This was awesome Jenny and oh my heck, I love that crazy cover! I love Young's work so I know this will be a must for me.

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    1. Yay! I can't wait to see what you think Ali!

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  9. I really need to check this one out. It sounds creepy and cool, plus the cover? Awesome.

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    1. Yes! I really love the cover as well:)

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  10. I've never heard of this one, but I'll have to check it out! :)

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