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Friday, March 30, 2012

(M MG M) Interview- Sarah Prineas

I want to thank Sarah Prineas for being a part of the March MG Madness and for stopping by to answer a few of my questions. Be sure to check out my review to learn more about Sarah's MG book Winterling and to watch the awesome book trailer!

Q. What three words best describe your MG novel Winterling?
wild girl finding

Q. In one sentence, tell readers why they should read your book…c’mon, really sell it!
I don't know if you should read Winterling, but you could read it if you like girl-power stories about magic, adventure, peril, betrayal, and tricky boy shapeshifters.

Q. Now, using as many sentences as you’d like, could you tell us a bit more about Winterling?
Winterling is about a brave girl named Jennifer (known as "Fer") who leaves our world, going through a Way to a wild land full of magic, adventure, and danger.  Assisted (and sometimes thwarted) by a cranky puck-boy named Rook, she must discover her own history while setting right a terrible evil, one that is threatening not just the land through the Way, but our own world, as well.  A sequel, The Summerkin, will be out in 2013.

Q. Why Middle Grade Fiction…why did you choose to write MG fiction and what do you love best about reading and writing MG?
I write MG because that's where my writerly voice leads me.  I love MG because it believes that just one small person has the power to change the world (yes, that's paraphrasing Tolkien).  

Q. Why do you think MG appeals to such a wide audience, from very young readers to adults like you and I?
I think both kid and adult readers of MG love stories where something happens, where there's the possibility for great adventure and change.

Q. What’s your current favorite MG book? Your favorite MG book of all time?
My current favorite MG book is The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet.  My all-time favorite MG is The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.

Q. If you could switch places with any MG character who would it be?
Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Either because of the roasted pig's tail or despite it.  

Q. Who’s your favorite MG villain…who do you just love to hate or hate to love?
My favorite MG villain is the giant pulsing totalitarian brain in Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time.  That thing gave me nightmares... 

Q. If Winterling were turned into a movie, who would you cast as some of your main characters?
It'd have to be voice actors, because I'd want the movie to be made by genius anime director Hayao Miyazaki.  

 Q. If you were to create/bake a Winterlingcupcake, what flavor would it be, or what would it taste like, and what would you call your tasty masterpiece? 
Bees and magical herbs play a big role in Winterling, so I'd have to go with honey cupcakes, maybe with a delicately lavender flavored frosting.  I'd call it the Wild Thing.

Be sure to stop by the March MG Madness home post and enter the big month long giveaway to win a box of MG books and swag, including a signed Winterling postcard! You can earn extra entries in the big giveaway by answering a question  whose answer can be found in the interview above...go HERE to enter

Find the author: Website / Goodreads / Twitter 
Purchase: Amazon / B&N 

 I'm from Iowa City, Iowa, and my first novel, The Magic Thief, was published by HarperCollins in June 2008 and by a bunch of other publishers around the world. The next book in the series, The Magic Thief: Lost, came out in May 2009, and the third, The Magic Thief: Found, was published in spring 2010. My next book from HarperCollins is Winterling, came on January 3, 2012, followed by its sequel, The Summerkin

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