Promised Blog Tour: Interview with Caragh O’Brien and a Giveaway
1. What’s one thing you can reveal about PROMISED without giving too much away?
Let me first say thanks, Bailey for having me by! I can hardly believe this is my last stop on the Promised Blog Tour. It has flown by!
Promised brings the worlds of the first two books together for a nasty collision. After working on Prized, which depended more on battles of wills than violent conflicts, it was interesting to return to a place where the stakes were high in an overt, combustible sort of way. I liked letting things get horrible for Gaia.
2. Did you originally plan for BIRTHMARKED to be a trilogy when you sat down to write it?
No. I considered the first book a stand-alone until I learned Macmillan was offering me a three-book contract. Then it became a trilogy and I started thinking about the world with a wider scope.
3. For readers who haven’t yet read the trilogy, what would you say is the most unique thing about it?
I’d say it’s fairly unusual to have a sci fi story about a teen midwife.
4. The zombie apocalypse is coming and you have to choose one character to help you survive it! Who would you choose and why?
Norris. He’s this old, gnarly cook with one leg and a cleaver, and he’d take down a whole army of zombies, no problem.
5. What are other YA books that you would recommend to fans of the trilogy?
Lately, I’ve really enjoyed Unwind by Shusterman, Partials by Wells, and The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter. They’ve stayed with me for different reasons and they have characters who are strong in surprising ways.
Thanks again, Bailey for having me by! I hope you enjoy seeing how Gaia’s story wraps up.
Thank you for stopping by, Caragh! It was a pleasure to have you.
Thanks to Macmillan, I have 1 paperback copy each of Birthmarked and Prized and a Hardcover of Promised to give away to one lucky reader. You must be 13 years or older and a resident of Canada or the U.S. to enter. Fill out the rafflecopter form below.
—Caragh M. O’Brien is part of the Fall 2012 Fierce Reads campaign and she will be going on a multi-city and multi-author tour in October. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/FierceReads/events
—There’s a new Fall Fierce Reads trailer which Promised is included in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiSWgzz9dJU
—A chapter excerpt of Promised can be read on the Fierce Reads Fan Page: https://apps.facebook.com/fiercereads/Exclusives
—A free Fall 2012 Fierce Reads chapter sampler for e-readers is available, which includes Promisedhttp://us.macmillan.com/fiercereadsfall2012chaptersampler/GenniferAlbin
More info about the author and The Birthmarked Trilogy
—Caragh M. O’Brien’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaraghMOBrien
—Author Website: http://www.caraghobrien.com
Promised Blog Tour Schedule
Monday 9/24 http://thebookmuncher.blogspot.com/
Tuesday 9/25 http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/
Wednesday 9/26 http://www.lushbudgetproduction.com/
Friday 9/28 http://www.twochicksonbooks.com/
Saturday 9/29 http://www.thebookmonsters.com/
Monday 10/1 http://www.areadersadventure.com/
Tuesday 10/2 http://www.startingthenextchapter.com/
Wednesday 10/3 http://birthofanewwitch.wordpress.com/
Thursday 10/4 http://theninjalibrarian.blogspot.com/
Friday 10/5 http://www.ibbookblogging.com/