Wednesday, June 24, 2015

AskSeekKnock Interviews: Christy Sloat

AskSeekKnock Interviews!

Hey guys!

So! This my very first author interview and I am so stoked to have gotten the chance to speak with author Christy Sloat (Slumber, The Past Lives Series, and Who We Were) Maybe you know her from her debut paranormal series, The Past Lives series or from her latest fantasy/retelling, Slumber! Either way she has become one of my favorites and is sure to become the same for you!

So! Let’s get right to it!

Sarah: Okay so I'm a big fan of your latest work, Slumber. It is such a cool new take on an old familiar story, what did your writing process with that story look like? Did a character pop into your mind first or maybe the plot?

PictureI always knew I was going to write a story on Aurora but I wasn't sure how. I was writing another book when Slumber came to me. I fleshed out the details in a day or two and Slumber was born. When I started writing Slumber an idea came to mind for Who We Were so I had to set Slumber aside for a bit. I'm glad that happened because ad's for Maleficent started coming on the TV. I waited until I saw Maleficent before I wrote the rest of Slumber. I didn't want it to be the same plot or be confused. I'm happy to say it's not the same.

Sarah: What 2 actors would you like to see as Rory and Sawyer in a Hollywood adaption of Slumber?

Christy: Oh, this is something I've thought about in detail. I would definitely request Brit Robertson for Rory and Kit Harrington for Sawyer. Every time I see Kit play Jon Snow, I see Sawyer. He just makes a good match for him; he's so hot.

Sarah: SUPER good choices!!! Kit is a hunk!

Sarah: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?

Christy: I'd be working in the school district. I love working with kids.

Sarah: What book do you wish you could have written?

Christy: Hmm. That is a very challenging question. Probably either Twilight or Harry Potter. They're both genius and have really defined YA as a genre. Both authors are heroines in the YA community.

Sarah: So true. I can’t imagine how YA would have turned out without them both!

PictureSarah: What can you tell me about your current writing project/s? I have seen that you're working on the second book in the Slumber Duology, and I have seen hints to another possible retelling!

Christy: Yes, I'm writing Slumber's second book in the duology, Awaken. I love returning to Rory's world. I can tell you that it's going well and that you won’t see as much Sawyer in the beginning. *sad face*

Sarah: Extra sad face!!!

But Rory gets some pretty kick-butt scenes that make up for all of that. We also get to meet some new characters that I'm really excited about. This world has been very fun for me to create.
After Awaken I have a new project in the works. Once I have all the ideas out and on paper I'll give you some more information. I promise.

Sarah: EEEP! That all is so exciting! #Fangirling

PictureSarah: Which of your own book characters would you say is most like yourself?

Christy: I think they are all a bit like me since I created them. It's hard not to put a little bit of your own personality into your characters. But if I had to choose just one, I think I'd say Brylee from my Visitors Series. She is so much like me it's scary. 

Sarah: Love it! I need to check out the Visitor’s series SOON!

Sarah: Do you have any writing advice or marketing tips you can share that have been most helpful to you?

Christy: My advice for writing is this; get some notebooks and fill it up with ideas. When your ideas are looking like a pretty darn good book, write it. Once it's written get a REALLY good editor. Make it shine.
My advice for marketing; make friends online and be yourself.
I honestly am still having a hard time with marketing and authors are all on their own when it comes to that. Our publishers don't help us with that, no matter who publishes you.

Now for a few random/silly questions!!

Sarah: If you were a superhero, what would your power and name be?

Christy: Oh, how fun! Okay, my power would be to invisible on demand and my name would be Crystal Clear.

Sarah: Hahaha! Yes! Love that!  

Sarah: Divergent or The Hunger Games?

Christy: Divergent. No contest. I do love Katniss but dang, Roth can really write a good book.

Sarah: She soo can! I wish she would put out more work!

Sarah: What was the last movie you watched?

Christy: I've watched a lot of kid movies with my kids, so let's not count those. The last grown-up movie I saw was Fifty Shades of Grey and it was awesome. I was so heartbroken at the end and I totally knew it was coming. That's the beauty of a well made movie.

Sarah: Oooo! Too funny!

Sarah: Thank you SO much for taking the time to chat with me!
Is there anything else you want to add?

Christy: I adore you and thank you for asking me to do an interview.

You all can read about and purchase Christy's books through the links below!

Christy Sloat

To see my review of Christy's Slumber click here -> Slumber Book Review

To purchase Christy's books from amazon click here >

Thank you so much for reading!


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  2. #sawrora this was a truly entertaining interview :)