Hi everyone, welcome to my stop of The Keeper's Curse Blog Tour! Today, Diana Harrion, the author of The Keeper's Curse, will be here to do an interview with me! Thank you Diana for the awesome interview! And at the end of this stop there will also be a giveaway for 5 ecopies of the book. Enjoy!
1. How did you come up with the idea to write The Keeper's Curse?
Ever since I was a kid, I have always been interested in the idea of the soul being a physical entity. When I was twelve, I wrote a story about a girl who held the soul of a boy inside a necklace, and that story grew and changed throughout my teen years until it became what it is now. Luckily, it’s pretty much nothing like the original, which was pretty awful.
2. Do any of the characters in The Keeper's Curse resemble/reflect you in anyway? If so, how?
Every single one of my main characters has one personality trait of mine, including the villain (which is kinda scary). It’s a way for me to be able to empathize with my characters. The one I’d say is most like me is Gabe, who everyone assumes is shy and insecure, but is really just extremely introverted and is probably more sure of himself than anybody.
3. What is your favourite time of the day to write and why?
I like to write in the afternoon at my school library (when I should be studying). It’s the time of day when I’m most alert and have the free time I need between my classes.
4. If there’s one place in the world you could choose to live in, where would it be and why?
London, England! I’ve been obsessed with it for years; I love everything about it – the culture, the weather, the accent – all of it is wonderful.
5. What is your all-time favourite movie and why?
I don’t really have one favourite movie, but the first movie I love that popped into my head was that 80’s movie with David Bowie, Labyrinth.
6. What is your favourite snack in between working hard on your books?
Anything that is made out of, contains, or is sprinkled with, chocolate.
7. What do you think is important for a Young Adult book?
For me, it’s to authentically capture what being a teenager is actually like. I was only a teenager a couple of years ago, and I clearly remember all the insecurities and confusions, and not knowing who I was yet. Sometimes writing a genuine teenager can be lost when you’re writing fantasy, as the characters do such amazing and impossible things. I do my best to make my characters act like teenagers, being moody, occasionally unconfident, but always awesome.
8. If you were given the chance to be a supernatural being, what would you be?
I’d want to be a phoenix so I could live forever. And, y’know, catch on fire.
9. If one character could come to life from any book, who would you choose and why? (what book is he/she from?)
I’m going to cheat a little here and give you two: Fred and George Weasley, from Harry Potter. They’d be a blast to hang out with, I could follow them around and laugh at everything they said, and I could blow up my school with fireworks too.
10. What is the most surprising/interesting thing you’ve learnt from writing this book?
How much fun it was. People were always telling me how much work it was to write a book, and I was worried it’d be a slog. Not true. I thought daydreaming about this stuff was fun, but writing it down, after it had been in my head so long, was so entertaining!
Thank you very much for having me on your blog, Angela.
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Her debut novel, THE KEEPER’S CURSE, releases in November 2012.
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