The year of the Deb continues! Today I have Megan Frazer on the blog! Megan is celebrating the release of her new YA novel: Secrets of Truth and Beauty.
About Secrets of Truth & Beauty
Secrets of Truth & Beauty -- When Dara Cohen was little, she was crowned Little Miss Maine. That was then. Now Dara's seventeen and she's not so little anymore. That's just one of her many problems. Another is that her control-freak mom won't get off her case about anything. Yet the one that hurts the most is the family secret: Dara has an older sister her parents tried to erase from their lives.
(Doesn’t this sound awesome?)
About Megan Frazer
Megan Frazer studied English literature and creative writing at Columbia University. She lives with her husband and baby in Maine, where she is a high school librarian. She loves cheese and cooking, and both of these make their way into Secrets of Truth & Beauty. She was not, however, ever in a beauty pageant.
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?
Megan: I really liked the ending, and had a great time writing it, too, but, of course to talk about would give some things away. There's a scene where Owen is filming Dara, trying to help her with her autobiography project. They are riffing off each other, and their dialog flowed really naturally both in terms of writing it, and, I hope, as it reads.
Me: Oh, awesome! Dialogue is my favorite thing to write. 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?
Megan: I'm working on more contemporary realistic fiction. I wouldn't mind trying magical realism (I'm not 100% sure where the line is between urban fantasy and magical realism, but I like things that are real with just a touch of magic, or just a little bit off from our real world).
Me: All of those subgenres make my head spin! Finally: Who is your writing hero and why?
Megan: Oh I have so many. I think Rick Moody's language is amazing. I am in awe of Joyce Carol Oate's ability to write so much in so many different formats. As for YA authors, John Green's characters jump off the page for me. And Sara Zarr does aching pain so well.
Me: Those are some great picks!! I (heart) John Green.
Readers . . . You can visit Megan at her home on the web: http://www.meganfrazer.com
And . . . Secrets of Truth and Beauty is officially on sale! You can buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Truth-Beauty-Megan-Frazer/dp/1423117115/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229723531&sr=8-1
Megan will be chatting with Deva tomorrow at: http://www.devafagan.com
Thank you so much for stopping by, Megan!