Today I am lucky enough to have Emily Casey, the author of The Fairy Tale Trap, here on the blog today for an interview!
KBB: Why did you decide to write a novel for young adults?
EC: Honest? I just can’t imagine writing anything else.
Adults are kind of boring. (Sad, but true.) They have to worry about grown-up things and forget to live through the good parts of life. Teens are still figuring out who they are and what they like. They have so many choices ahead of them, so I think it’s more interesting to write about them.
KBB: What do you think makes your book stand out in today’s market?
EC: Ivy. She’s the best main character I’ve ever written. She says exactly what’s she’s thinking and it gets her into trouble most of the time. Ivy is put into a familiar setting—I mean, who hasn’t heard of Beauty and the Beast?—but the way she handles it is what makes this story so fun.
KBB: Do you have any must-haves while you are writing?
EC: I need to be alone when I write. I hate having other people in the room. Other than that, I don’t think I have any absolute necessities. Sometimes I write by hand, sometimes I’m on my laptop. Every once in a while I’ll write with music in the background. It depends on my mood, I guess.
KBB: What kind of books do you read in your spare time? Do you read the same genre that you write?
EC: I love fantasy (especially urban fantasy, but I’m not picky), but I also read outside the genre. I occasionally pick up a good sci-fi or zombie book. I even picked up a thriller recently. Who knew?
KBB: Can you tell us anything about what you are currently working on?
EC: Book 2, of course! I’ve included some good stuff about The Fairy Tale Twist at the end of The Fairy Tale Trap. The most exciting thing: Ivy *might* have a love interest.
I’m also writing some short fiction, to keep my writing muscles limber. I’m in the middle of Cinderella and Zombies, which is SO much fun to write!
KBB: What is one young adult book that you would recommend?
EC: Wow. Well, if you like Ivy’s voice, Rachel Hawkins’ Hex Hall series is really good. But that last book I read that I just couldn’t put down was Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. It surprised me. I didn’t think I liked zombies, but obviously it made an impression on me.
KBB: Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions. =)
Readers, if you would like to find out more about Emily Casey and The Fairy Tale Trap here are some places to find her around the web.