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Monday, June 25, 2012

So Close To You Blog Tour: Interview With Rachel Carter

I'm very excited to have the So Close To You Blog Tour stopping by today! The author of this new YA novel, Rachel Carter, has been kind enough to answer a few of my questions...

Q1. What three words best describe your book So Close To You?
Time-travel. Government-conspiracy. Romance. (I’m totally cheating with hyphens here!)

Q2. Pitch your book to a reluctant reader in one sentence…c’mon, really sell it!
Buy my book or I’ll curse your family. Too scary? Okay, how’s this: If you like real-life conspiracy theories, mysterious boys named Wes, and time traveling to the 1940’s, then read So Close to You!

Q3. Grab a copy of So Close To You and answer the following:
・         Favorite chapter?
・         Favorite page?
・         Favorite character?
Chapter 16. 
Page 313.
Character: Mary. I named her after one of my sisters, but based her personality on the other one.

Q4. You wake up and find yourself in a time machine and there are two buttons that say PAST and FUTURE (no dates or any way to choose a specific place/time). You have three seconds to push one before the whole things explodes….which do you push? Where/when do you hope you end up?
The past. For sure. No way would I go to the future; I’d be too afraid of ending up in some apocalyptic dystopia! (I might read too many YA novels.)
As for what era, I’d be fine with anything post-Middle Ages. No plague for this girl.

Q5. What made-up world from any book or movie or tv show would you love to be transported to?
Frell, from Ella Enchanted. I remember being so caught up in that world when I was a young teen, and wishing so desperately that I had a Prince Charmont to make out with.

Q6. I’m a self-proclaimed TV junkie and must ask: what’s the one show you refuse to miss?
 I am obsessed with TV - I can’t pick just one! I watch Sons of Anarchy, The Vampire Diaries, The Bachelorette, True Blood, Game of Thrones, etc, etc. I’m still in mourning over Veronica Mars.

Q7. You open your fridge/cupboard: what three foods/beverages/goodies will you always (or hope to) find?
Hope to find: chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream icing, fresh watermelon, and my mom’s chicken pie. Actually find: yogurt, a rotting yam, and a half-drunk bottle of seltzer. I’m not much of a grocery shopper.

Q8. What’s the one book you think everybody should read at least once? 
 I used to think One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as it is such a great blend of character, romance, pacing, and lushly descriptive language. But I recently read John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, and I still haven’t managed to stop crying. It’s been three months of tears. Any book that can move me so much would have to be essential!

Q9. In a hundred years how do you hope people will fill in these blanks: Rachel Carter was such a__________. I’ll always remember her_________.
 Rachel Carter was such an all around awesome person. I’ll always remember her multiple Pulitzer Prize winning novels and that time she saved a bunch of kittens from a house fire.

Q10. If you were to bake a So Close To You cupcake what would it taste/look like and what would you call it?
Let’s see…it needs to be delicious and time travel-y. How about a timeless vanilla cupcake with a swirl of something weird and sparkly. Like funfetti. And chocolate icing to hide what’s happening underneath. Now that’s a metaphor!

Thank you so much Rachel for answering my questions!!!

Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.
When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she's ever heard about the Montauk Project are true, and that she's in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the Project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices--and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them . . . and herself.

So Close To You releases July 10, 2012


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Rachel Carter grew up in the woods of Vermont. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she recently received her MFA in nonfiction writing. Rachel has been a teacher, a nanny, a caterer, and a bellhop. She is currently at work on her next book in Brooklyn, NY.

3 comments:

Randi M said...

The Fault in Our Stars is one of my absolute favorites. :) LOVE reading the answers to the cupcake question, by the way! Thanks for sharing the interview - interviews/guest posts always make more excited about new books!

Paige said...

Awesome interview! I loved this book =)

~Paige @ Comfort Books

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Oh wow, FAB FAB interview! I am so thrilled that you chose such brilliant questions to have the author answer, Aiecha! I just adored the interview and can't wait to dive into a copy!