This week we are especially glad to welcome Andrea Cremer on the day before her newest book, RIFT, is released! Words can’t describe the excitement in Penguin Teen HQ when we heard she was giving us even more of the Nightshade world with RIFT, the first of two prequels to the Nightshade series. We know there aren’t many things better than reading a new Andrea Cremer book, but getting to interview her the day before that book arrives may just be one of them. Let’s pass the time until RIFT releases tomorrow by getting to know Andrea better!
Name: Andrea Cremer
Novel: Rift (and the Nightshade series)
Available: Tomorrow, August 7th!
Who’s your favorite author, living or dead?
Marion Zimmer Bradley
What’s your favorite thing about your book?
I love creating worlds and losing myself in them as the story unfolds.
If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose?
Finnick from The Hunger Games because he can swim, catch fish, and I’m sure I wouldn’t mind looking at him for a year.
Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history?
Eowyn from Lord of the Rings
What is your favorite season?
If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go?
Onto the TARDIS
Do you have any writing rituals?
Strong coffee and my iPod
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Dreaming freely and living honestly
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
The Sasquatch Festival in Washington state
What are you currently working on?
I’m writing the first novel of my steampunk series; The Inventor’s Secret will be available fall 2013
We always love hearing what Andrea is up to!
The Nightshade Series and Rift are on Facebook!
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