You have read my review, now it is time to meet the author and have a quick interview aswell and a US ONLY giveaway!!!! Are you excited??
Siobhán: Have you always been a writer or did the writing bug strike at a certain age?
Heather: I confess, I’ve always been a writer. I finished my first novel when I was 12, and haven’t stopped writing since then, though I didn’t become serious about publication until I was 14 or 15. I got my first rejection letter when I was 18, and my first acceptance at 21.
Siobhán: How did you come to write about this particular genre?
Heather: I normally write young adult fantasy, both with and without magic. So Seers was very different for me because I’d tried—and failed—to write in the modern world before. So initially when I was inspired with the idea of Guardians and Demons and I began sorting things out in my head, I was more than a little dismayed to realize that this story couldn’t be told in a fictional world. I kept trying to convince my characters that we could do it, but they were adamant. So naturally I dragged my feet for a week. I did the research, figured out that Patrick would be from Ireland, and Kate would be in New Mexico, where the rest of story takes place. But I was unwilling to start writing because I knew it wasn’t going to work—it never had before. The story wouldn’t leave me, though—I was obsessed with it, and I wanted to write about these fascinating characters. So I sat down one afternoon and started writing, just to prove to them it couldn’t be done. I wrote the prologue, and then chapter one . . . The rest is history.
Siobhán: Did you have any significant high or low moments while writing the book/series?
Heather: The whole experience was pretty amazing. I got the idea for the Seers trilogy Summer 2010, and had all three drafts completed before that Summer ended. I’ve never written as quickly, and with as much inspiration. The words flowed easily onto the page, and everything just clicked and made sense.
Siobhán: What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Heather: I love developing characters! So I’d say the brainstorming is my favorite part of the whole process, though the actual writing is generally a blast as well. (Sometimes, though, when I see a scene perfectly in my head but I can’t get it to translate into the written word—that’s extremely annoying!) But I love seeing everything come together on the page.
Siobhán: Was there a particular book that influenced you as a teen?
Heather: Not really. I read so many books, and I was able to take something away from each one, so it’s hard to pick one quintessential work. But Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, really made an impact on me. So much so, that when asked my favorite book—hardest question in the world, in my opinion—I generally say Jane Eyre. I love it for a lot of reasons, but it was really one of the first books that got me interested in romance. As a teenager I mostly stuck to reading fantasy, and avoided romance unless it was the minor subplot. But with Jane Eyre I realized that romance could be beautiful, and more than a bunch of senseless kissing scenes. Jane is strong, ordinary, and she is always true to herself. I wish we had more heroines like her.
Siobhán: Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself or the books?
Heather: Just that you can learn more about me and—more importantly—my books by visiting my website, HeatherFrost.com, and stay up to date with all things Seers by liking the official Facebook page.
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