Sep 13, 2012

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Teen Publisher Extravaganza: Author Interview with Cate Tiernan

 Teen Publisher Extravaganza: Author Interview with Cate Tiernan

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Cate Tiernan is here as part of the Teen Publisher Extravaganza week for Little, Brown with a great interview! 

1. What is the best part about writing a series instead of a stand-alone novel?

In a series, you simply have more space and time to develop your characters. You get to know them better and better–series usually take years to complete, so you get to really dig into their personalities and explore them. Plus you have the time to develop secondary characters and secondary subplots, which is always fun.


2. What do you like writing about more: Immortals or witches?
Ooh. Gosh–not sure! I’ve loved doing both! I think for me, it’s more about the actual character and her individual journey. I love Morgan, Thais, Clio, and Nastasya, and love following their adventures and growth. The character in my next trilogy is neither immortal nor a witch!
3. Have you ever gotten a cover concept for one of your books and been blown away?

I have accepted that I do not have the same eye as an art director or marketing director, who are the people who create the covers. I always have my own ideas, and they’re never even close to what a publisher comes up with. Fortunately, that’s not my job. I did love the hardback cover of Immortal Beloved in the UK, done by Hodder and Stoughton. To me it was exactly indicative of the story. But they’ve just changed it because it might not be eye-catching enough. So there you go.

4. Fairy tale retellings seem to be quite popular in the YA genre recently. If you could do a retelling about any fairy tale out there, what would it be and why?

Oh, fun question! I would love to do a fairy-tale retelling. So many of them have already been done. I’ve always liked the story of Donkey-Skin.

5. What is the hardest part about being an author and what is the best part about it?

The hardest part is actually coming up with ideas and crafting the story. Writing is easier; crafting is harder. It takes a lot of thought and a lot of work. The best part is being able to tell stories that I would have love to read when I was younger, making work I’m proud of and that touches people and makes a difference in their lives. The way other writers have touched me and made a difference in my life.

6. Was it hard ending the Immortal Beloved series?

In my mind, I don’t think of it as over! I know what happens to Reyn and Nastasya after book three ends; I can foresee a whole future about them. And maybe someday I’ll write it down . . .

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About the author:
Cate Tiernan grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and now lives in North Carolina with her family.  The author of the popular Sweep and Balefireseries, she writes stories about young women discovering their hidden strengths in worlds of magical fantasy, worlds that she wishes were real.  You can visit her online at www.catetiernan.org.
giveaway 300x69 Teen Publisher Extravaganza: Author Interview with Cate TiernanThanks to the lovely people at Little, Brown I have a giveaway for you! They have generously provided a copy of Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved 3) by Cate Tiernan to one lucky winner. You must be 13 years or older and a resident of the U.S. to enter. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to be entered to win. icon smile Teen Publisher Extravaganza: Author Interview with Cate Tiernan More about the book:
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After 450 years of living, Nastasya Crowe should have more of a handle on this whole immortal thing…. After a deadly confrontation at the end of Darkness Falls, the second Immortal Beloved novel, Nastasya Crowe is, as she would put it, so over the drama. She fights back against the dark immortals with her own brand of kick-butt magick…but can she fight against true love? In the satisfying finale to the Immortal Beloved trilogy, ex-party-girl immortal Nastasya ends a 450-year-old feud and learns what “eternally yours” really means. Laced with historical flashbacks and laugh-out-loud dialogue, the Immortal Beloved trilogy is a fascinating and unique take on what it would mean to live forever.

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  1. Love how she has her own ideas about book covers!

    Great interview:)

  2. LOVE this series!

  3. It’s feels like forever I’ve been waiting to start this series. Great interview & thanks for the giveaway! :)

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