5 questions with PC Cast

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Quick note:

I’m SO excited for Moon Chosen, out next Tuesday! I met Ms Cast a couple years ago at RT book convention and she was incredibly nice. I loved the House of Night series when I was in college, so I’ve been excited to see what she’s done on her own.

Thanks to Ms Cast for taking time to answer a few questions for the blog tour!

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  1. What 3 words would you use to describe your book? EXCITING – HEARTWARMING – UNIQUE
  2. What’s in your “Author Survival Kit”? (Pens, Caffeine, iPods, etc?)

My tread desk!  Yep, I walk and write at the same time (it’s actually awesome and easy – google it!).  I write in silence.  Well, except for four dogs and a Maine Coon cat who tend to either sleep like the dead or create chaos.  I brew a big pot of either green tea or herbal tea and get to work surrounded by my fur babies, research books, crystals, and infused candles made specially for me by the wonderful Sage Goddess (you can find her on Etsy).

3. What was the last book you read that you just couldn’t put down?

SCARLET RAIN by my talented daughter, Kristin Cast.  The book rocks!  But that’s not why I couldn’t put it down.  I couldn’t put it down because she based the mom character in the book on me and what happens to “me” in that books is…well…you’ll have to read it to see!

4. What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

Well, I destroy all of Portland’s bridges, so I had to do lots of research about how they were built so that I could properly tear them down!  My father taught biology for about half a century, so being sure my ecosystems work is imbedded into my DNA.  This series merges biology and fantasy, which means I have to be sure the biological foundation of my world is solid so that it can remain believable when I add fantasy.

I also had to do quite a bit of research about treehouses for the Tribe of the Trees.  I even went to Washington state and stayed in a treehouse B&B (it was fantastic!).

5. Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

From another author – Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series.  From my own books – ClanFinan from the Partholon series: DIVINE BY MISTAKE, DIVINE BY CHOICE, and DIVINE BY BLOOD.

Moon Chosen is out next week!

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RT Convention Giant Book Fair

I live around 3 hours from New Orleans, so when I learned about the RT Convention I was curious. Mostly about the Giant Book Fair where there are HUNDREDS of authors lined up for signings. There are other events during the day, but those were sold out when I decided to go, so I only did the book fair. It was FREE because I showed my library card. Had I forgotten it, it would’ve only been $5. That’s a steal for all of the amazing authors I got to meet!

Anyways, here’s some pictures and stories from my amazing day:

Image My friend Kristin went with me. She’s also a huge book nerd. We had a BLAST. She was more into the adult authors and I was mainly there for YA, but we still had tons of fun.

 

 

PC AND KRISTIN CAST!! I love the House of Night books, so I was so excited to meet them. My mom decided she needed a pic with them too since they’re mother/daughter. They were super sweet. I got my copy of Marked signed and randomly had one of my cousins’ books and brought it to get signed too since she couldn’t go. Image

 

CHARLAINE HARRIS!!!!! I love the Sookie Stackhouse books—side note: I don’t watch or like True Blood, but I love this book series. Her line was obviously NUTS, so they passed out numbered wristbands. I was about to give up waiting for my number when I heard my group and went running. I got my first book in the series signed 🙂

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That dang black wristband….so long to wait for my number!

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KIARA CASS!!!!!!!!! I’m a HUGE Selection fan, so she’s probably who I was most looking forward to. She signed two of my books, The Selection and The One, because I actually had my copy of The Elite loaned out to someone. They offered to return it for the weekend, but I wanted her to get done and enjoy the book more than I wanted to get it signed. I also got sent with a book from one of my students. She’s going to be SO excited when I give it to her tomorrow 🙂

 

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All in all, this was a BLAST! I wish I’d done the entire day with the parties and things that were after the signing, but it didn’t work out in my favor. Next year’s convention is in Dallas and I’m already planning to visit for the FanDay!