Title: The Color Keepers
Author: Catriona Crehan
Expected Publication Date: May 1st
This post is a little extra special. I had the privilege of conducting a short interview with the author of the newly released book, The Color Keepers. Read more about The Color Keepers and enter to win an ebook copy of the book below:
ILR: With authors being all over Facebook and Twitter, I hear all sorts of things about how their days are spent. So tell me about a typical [work] day in your life of being an author?
CC: Typically, I will start a day just like any other. Get up, have breakfast, and immediately to my laptop. I spend about 4+ hours a day writing different ideas that pop up into my head, and also working on actual books in progress 🙂
ILR: Is there a specific character, In The Color Keepers or otherwise, that you relate to more than the others? Why?
CC: Definitely Emily, I kind of made her like myself on purpose. She’s a very shy girl, but very closed off as well. She wants to have friends, but doesn’t really know where to start. Awkward, strange, but she’s gotten so used to it, it’s second nature.
ILR: As a child, what was your favorite book? Author?
CC: I carried around Corduroy until I was 8-9 years old. It was my FAVORITE story, and I couldn’t help but love that little bear. My favorite author would have to be Dr. Seuss as a child. I had almost EVERY book 🙂
ILR: Typically, where do your ideas come from? Dreams? Real life inspiration? Just an overactive imagination?
CC: Definitely dreams. I’ve had very vivid dreams ever since I can remember. They’re very cool, in the way that I can play out a whole story. I’m lucky I can just remember them!
ILR: Tell the world one weird/crazy/strange thing about yourself. A talent, or quirk or…anything. Sky’s the limit.
CC: I love singing – you can hear my singing/songwriting over at http://www.catiesings.com
ILR: Finally, why do you think that everyone should bump The Color Keepers to the top of their reading list?
CC: Well, I certainly hope they do! It was such a great thing to finally write and finish. I just hope that other readers can get in my head and see the world I created. I sincerely can’t wait to hear all the thoughts 🙂
More about The Color Keepers
Synopsis: Hoping to have a good change and good ending to go with it, Emily, a 16- year-old girl from Ohio, has moved to sunny California.
Moving to a new town can be scary, especially a new school. So when Sam, the most popular kid there, looks her way, she can’t believe this is happening to her.
Everything seems to be working out fine. That is, until her mother buys an enchanted mirror by mistake.
Suddenly, Emily finds herself in a whole new world, full of talking animals, magic and more change than she was hoping for.
With the help of her new crush, Sam, and her annoyingly goofy 12-year-old brother James, Emily sets out to save their world and ours.
Catriona Crehan is giving away 5 ebook copies of The Color Keepers