We have reached PART SIX of our Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway! We want to say thank you to everyone who has joined us these past couple of weeks and are helping us celebrate Halloween! This week we were lucky enough to interview author of The Ghost and The Goth, Stacey Kade.
How did you come up with the idea of The Ghost and The Goth?
SK: Honestly, I have no idea! One day, I just heard the phrase in my head, "Staring up at the undercarriage of a bus is no way to spend your afterlife." And it all just kind of grew from there.
Do you believe in Ghosts?
SK: I think there is much more to existence than what we can easily see and hear. So, yep.
Was it hard coming with the characters Alona and Will?
SK: Actually, the hardest part was that I'd originally tried to make it only his story or her story. One main character. But then after I struggled with it for awhile, I FINALLY figured out that it needed to be both of them as main characters, not just one or the other. Other than that, I mostly just tried to stay out of their way--especially Alona's! :)
How many books can we expect in the series?
SK: It's a trilogy, so two more stories in the series. Queen of the Dead is the next book, and it will be out in June 2011.
What was the most challenging thing about writing The Ghost and The Goth?
SK: Figuring out whose perspective to use for each of the main story events. Should this be an Alona chapter or a Will chapter, you know? Rule of thumb suggests that whoever has the most to lose in the scene should be the POV (point of view) character, but sometimes, as we all know, it's harder to watch someone else struggle than it is to struggle ourselves.
Finally, can you tell us what your Halloween is like? What do you look forward to the most on Halloween?
SK: Halloween is a little crazy around our house. We have three greyhounds who LOVE running to the door whenever the doorbell rings. So typically, one of us has to hand out candy and the other has to wrangle the dogs. I love seeing all the creative costumes--that's probably my favorite part.
THE GHOST AND THE GOTH, Hyperion Books, Available Now
QUEEN OF THE DEAD, Hyperion Books, June 2011
Thank you Stacey for taking the time to answer our questions!
Make sure to check out her website and follow her on twitter for news and updates on her series. If you have not had the chance to read The Ghost and The Goth, here is your chance to win a copy!
Good Choice Reading will be giving away a copy of The Ghost and The Goth along with some bookmarks signed by Stacey Kade.
Once Upon a Twilight will be giving away the same prizes to one lucky winner on their blog.
Remember: TO ENTER for a chance to win one of these prizes, you must fill out the FORM here and @ Once Upon a Twilight. DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES!
TWO PRIZES, TWO FORMS!
· Must be a follower of Good Choice Reading and Once Upon a Twilight
· Must FILL out this FORM
If you have any questions at all about any our giveaways, shoot us an E-mail.
All GIVEAWAYS ARE OPEN TIL October 29th and Winners will be announced on Halloween!
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Make sure to check back with us on October 28th for Good Choice Reading’s Fall Into Fantasy interview & giveaway with Author of Nightshade, Andrea Cremer.
(This is not part of our Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway, for more details on this event and many others, check out The Bookish Type)