In the honor of the recent release of Firespell (Jan 5th, 2010), Chloe Neill generously accepted to answer my questions, and also offered a signed copie of her book and Firespell gift pack, how amazing is that?
Shall we find out some more about this fabulous author?
Firespell is the first installment in the Dark Elite series, how would you describe it?
FIRESPELL is a little like Harry Potter meets Nancy Drew. We meet Lily, a brave and curious 16 year old girl who's thrown into a strange city and an even stranger boarding school.
Three books were announced so far, are you hoping to publish more in that series?
I really enjoy writing about Lily and Scout, her best friend. I love Merit, the heroine of my Chicagoland Vampires series, but I think Lily is a little braver than Merit, actually. She's always willing to take a chance, and that's a very fun thing to write about.
Most people know you for your Chicagoland Vampires series, what's been the readers reaction so far to this new series?
So far, so good! I think some folks have been surprised by the age difference. FIRESPELL is a true young adult novel.
Our heroine is 16, and tends to act like it, unlike Merit's 28. :)
Now let's get to know you better =)
I read you like baking, what's you favorite meal?
I actually don't cook much--I tend to bake mostly sweets. My favorite type of food is probably TexMex. Give me some beans and a tortilla, and I'm in heaven!
Your favorite TV show?
That's a tough one--there are so many good shows out there right now! In terms of comedies, I really love 30 Rock and Community. For hour-long shows, Leverage and Caprica are at the top of the list.
Favorite book ever?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. That entire series is fabulous.
Favorite movie ever?
Probably the A&E version of Pride & Prejudice. :)
A bit morbid, but answers are always so interesting! If you could choose your gravemark, what would it say?
Hmm. Probably something about a live well-lived and a girl well-loved.
The craziest thing you ever did?
Four years ago, I started writing. Never took a class, didn't have an agent. I had a lot of practice writing papers and such, but not writing fiction. That was pretty crazy, but it worked out well, I think! :)
Thanks for having me today! Good luck, commenters, with the contest!
On to the giveaway!
Chloe nicely offered a signed copy of Firespell and a gift pack,
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