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Today is part two of the week of the Colin Fischer authors on the Penguin Teen Author Spotlight! Ashley Edward Miller is Zack Stentz’s writing partner (or is Zack Stentz, Ashley’s writing partner? We’ll never know!). They’ve worked together on movie screenplays, TV shows, and have now joined the Penguin Teen author fam! We can’t wait for you guys to pick up their gem of a book, Colin Fischer, but before you do, read on to find out what it’s like to be a writer of all trades!
Name: Ashley Edward Miller
Novel: Colin Fischer
Available: November 1, 2012
Who’s your favorite author, living or dead? E.M. Forster
What’s your favorite thing about your book? The relationship between Colin and Wayne!
If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose? Natty Bumppo, because I would be well fed and safe from animal attack.
Where do you write? Anywhere and everywhere.
Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? Winston Churchill.
Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted? I rarely tweet lately, but I suspect the funniest thing I ever tweeted was probably not safe for work.
What is your favorite season? Rabbit season. No, duck season. No…
If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? Australia.
Do you have any writing rituals? I get up every morning at the crack of 4:30 and write until my head hits the desk. Hitting the desk with my head is probably the most important part of the ritual.
What is your idea of earthly happiness? Family. Also, a truly excellent scotch.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? Metallica/Guns ‘N Roses stadium tour, for reasons that will remain my own.
What are you currently working on? Other than a sequel to Colin Fischer, the big thing in front of us right now is the new film adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers”.
Thanks, Ashley! We can’t wait to read AND see what comes next!
You can find Ashley on Twitter.
What is King Gaius Damora’s nickname?
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Today’s QUESTion: What is the name of the Goddess Limerians worship?
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It’s here! Today begins the Falling Kingdoms QUEST blog tour! Author Morgan Rhodes has written all about the world and characters of Falling Kingdoms, and we’ve come up with 15 trivia QUESTions for you to answer - the answers are hidden in each blog post throughout the tour!
We’ll tweet, Facebook, and Tumblr the QUESTion of the day, all you have to do is find the answer and email email@example.com with the answer for an entry to win one of five hardcover copies of Falling Kingdoms!
- You can email the answer to one QUESTion for one entry to win or up to fifteen entries if you find and email the answer to each and every QUESTion!
- You do not need to email the answer to a QUESTion on the day the blog post went up. Entries for ANY of the QUESTions will be accepted until 11:59 EST December 14th, 2012. Feel free to backtrack to find the answers to all of the QUESTions!
- Standard Penguin giveaway rules and regulations apply. US only. 13 and up. Each participant is only eligible to win one book. Winners will be chosen randomly.
Today we have another Breathless Reads author on our Penguin Teen Author Spotlight and we couldn’t be more excited! Lili Peloquin has crafted the sort of novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat with THE INNOCENTS - whether from the mysterious upper-crust happenings in the coastal town of Serenity Point, Connecticut or the dreamy and slightly dangerous boys Alice and Charlie find there. We’re already waiting for the second one and The Innocents isn’t even out yet! But let’s stop the chit-chat and find out what makes Lili Peloquin tick!
Name: Lili Peloquin
Novel: The Innocents
Available: October 16th, 2012
Who’s your favorite author, living or dead? Scott Fitzgerald. (Did you notice that I called him Scott, like we’re friends?)
What’s your favorite thing about your book? The atmosphere. I see The Innocents as a hybrid teen soap opera and whodunit with ghost story elements thrown in, as well. (There’s no actual ghost in the book, but a ghostly presence hovers above it.) It has—or at least I hope it has!—a twisty plot and a haunted, smoldering mood and an air of mystery that’s both stealthy and seductive. The Innocents is a gothic mystery, so it should leave the reader with an unsettled, creeped out feeling.
If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose? I’d say Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s because she says fun things and you’d have nothing to do to pass the time on a deserted island but talk. Holly would probably be pretty useless in a natural setting, though. Roughing it doesn’t seem like her thing. Nor is it mine. We wouldn’t last long, is what I’m trying to say. Pretty soon I’d be wishing I went with Robinson Crusoe or one of those guys from The Hunger Games or some other macho type. Oh well.
Where do you write? In my apartment, at my desk, underneath a poster of Buffy and Spike making out. What? That’s not weird, right?
Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? Marilyn Monroe. She knew how to make an exit.
Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted? The answer to the first question is, yes. The answer to the second is, I’m far too modest to say!
What is your favorite season? The summer because that’s the season The Innocents is set in. Plus, it’s the best-looking season, in my opinion, and I’m basically a shallow person.
If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? Well, I live in New York and New York is my favorite place on the planet so I’d probably stay put. Plus, my guy’s here.
Do you have any writing rituals? Yes, I get up early and go to my desk and I yell at anyone who dares call me on the phone. (I only yell at people I’m close to and who should know better. Everyone else gets a free pass.) I chew sugarless gum and I change pieces every half hour.
What is your idea of earthly happiness? Me in a room with a book I want to read and nobody bugging me. Also, a telephone in the unlikely event that I get a hankering for human contact.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? I never go to concerts. I dislike emoting in public. I think it’s unseemly.
What are you currently working on? This Side of Jealousy. It’s the sequel to The Innocents and even sexier if you can believe it. You probably can’t but it’s true, I swear!
Thanks Lili! We always love reading about our Breathless Reads authors!