So Close to You Tour: Author Interview with Rachel Carter
Today Rachel Carter is stopping by for an interview! Enjoy.
1. What has the publishing journey been like for you?
Exhilarating. Exhausting. Surreal. I’m still trying to process everything. I can’t believe I’ll soon be able to walk into a bookstore and find a novel with my name on it!
2. Would you say that there are pieces of you in your characters?
To an extent. I share Lydia’s stubbornness. Hannah’s sarcasm. Mary’s optimism. But they also feel like their own people, as if they exist somewhere out there in the real world and not just inside the book.
3. Name one thing that the synopsis doesn’t say that you think readers should know.
The majority of the book takes place in the 1940s and revolves around certain events in World War II. There’s a USO dance, lots of vintage clothes, and Lydia even makes friends with a soldier or two.
4. Where is your favorite place to write?
In my room, on my bed. Because I’m so busy I don’t get a lot of time to sit at a desk and work. I tend to write late at night, all comfy with my blankets and pillows.
5. What was the last YA book that you read and loved?
John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. That book wrecked me.
6. What’s next for you?
I just finished writing the next book in the series, which should be coming out July 2013. Now I’m starting to outline the third and final book. I also have about a million other ideas I want to start writing, but I’m trying to remind myself to stop, breathe, and enjoy this process as much as I can!
Thank you so much for stopping by, Rachel! It was a pleasure to have you. Readers, be sure to look out for her book, So Close to You, releasing on July 10th. It’s a keeper!
Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who’ve disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.
When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she’s ever heard about the Montauk Project are true, and that she’s in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the Project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices–and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them . . . and herself.