Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Aprilynne Pike is Here!

Guess what? I have another Debs blog tour interview for you today! Celebrating the debut of her novel, Wings, is the fabulous Aprilynne Pike!

About Wings

Aprilynne Pike's Wings is the first of four books about an ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway to Avalon. When Laurel is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to both worlds.

(Me: Doesn’t this sound awesome?)

About Aprilynne Pike

Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climates.

On to the Interview!

Me: Without giving away too many spoilers, what is your favorite part of the novel/what was the part you had the most fun writing?

Aprilynne: It really is a total spoiler, but when you eventually read it, you will understand. I love my river scene. It was one of those scenes that I knew from the beginning, was awesome. I came out of my office after writing it and I was seriously exhausted and sweaty. That scene took a lot out of me!

Me: I love those kinds of scenes! Unfortunately, it seems like they are few and far between. What kind of writing projects are you currently working on? Or, if you aren't working on anything new, is there a different demographic/genre you wouldn't mind tackling in the future?

Aprilynne: My WINGS series is all contracted and set for every May for the next four years, so in the meantime I am working on a few stand-alone novels that I hope will be sprinkled in the middle of my series.

Me: That is incredibly busy, and yet you make it sound so effortless! “Oh yeah, I’m just writing a few books in between my four-book series. No biggie.” (lol) Finally, who is your writing hero and why?

Aprilynne: Stephen King. The story of how he got published and the sacrifices that both he and his wife made are really inspiring. I also love that he covers a variety of genres and writes everything from novels to short stories. I also love a lot of the films that have been made from his works which means he has a writing style that transcends medias. That is very cool!

Me: I agree. He’s awesome, and the hero of several Debs who’ve passed through these gates.

Readers, you can visit Aprilynne at her home on the web:

While you’re there, check out the video interview she did for HarperTeen:

Drama and literature nerds unite! Aprilynne, I have a feeling we would’ve been great friends in high school.

And . . . WINGS is officially on sale. You can buy it here:

Aprilynne will be chatting with Jenny Moss tomorrow at:

Thank you so much for stopping by, Aprilynne!

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