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!
- What 3 words would you use to describe your book? EXCITING – HEARTWARMING – UNIQUE
- 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!